The head of the Bali Statistic Bureau, Gede Suarsa, told Bisnis Bali that the average-length-stay for foreign tourist in Bali hotels was 3.23 days in August 2010. This reflects a 0.47 day decline when compared to July when tourist stayed an average 3.70 days.
Domestic tourists, who now represent the biggest inbound market for Bali tourism, stayed longer than their foreign counterparts at 3.85 days. The only exception to this pattern is Bali's northern regency of Buleleng when the length of stay of foreigners exceeds the period for domestic travelers.
Length-of-stay breakdowns in August on a regency-by-regency basis for foreign tourists: Tabanan (2.60 days), Badung (3.4 days), Gianyar (2.64 days), Karangasem (2.63 days), Buleleng (4.05 days) and Denpasar (4.76 days).
Meanwhile, the breakdown on August length-of-stay for domestic travelers to Bali: Tabanan (2.85 days), Badung (4.52 days), Gianyar (8.42 days), Karangasem (1.36 days), Buleleng (4.78 days) and Denpasar (3.15 days).
Average hotel occupancy rates for August 2010 stood at 60.67%, down 5.61% when compared to July.
The highest hotel occupancies in August were recorded in Tabanan (69.38%) and the lowest in Buleleng (51.18%). Other regencies reported hotel occupancies of Badung (61.61%), Gianyar (62.18%), Karangasem (67.56%) and Denpasar (54.79%).
Bali received 243,154 foreign tourists in August.
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