Bisnis Bali reports that that foreign and domestic visitors to Bali staying at starred hotels in March 2012 stayed for an average 3.76 days – an increase of 0.15% when compared to March 2011.
Gede Suarsa, the head of the Central Statistic Bureau (BPS), said, “Specifically for foreign tourist, the length of stay is four days, longer than domestic tourists who stayed for only 3.09 days.”
The length-of-stay figures are based on data collected from starred hotels operating in Bali.
Foreign tourists, broken down according to the number of stars awarded to their accommodation choice shows that those staying at five-star hotels stayed 4.05 days, 4.07 days for four-star hotels, 3.94 days at three-star hotels, 3.45 days at two-star hotels, and 3.71 days at one-star hotels.
Meanwhile, domestic travelers staying at five-star hotels stayed 3.8 days, four-star hotels 3.07 days, three-star hotels 2.31 days, two-star hotels 2.67 days and one-star hotels 2.19 days.
Other information provided by the BPS reveals that average occupancy at starred hotels in Bali for the month of March 2012 averaged 59.39%, an increase of 3.87-percentage points from the 55.52% reported in February.
The highest hotel occupancies are reported in starred hotels located in the Badung regency of South Bali that averaged 62.13%, followed by Denpasar at 55.66%, Tabanan at 42.80%, Gianyar 40.52% and Karangasem at 28.93%.
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