Total foreign arrivals to Bali for September 2013 totaled 309,216 – a record-high number of arrivals for the month and 26.9% more than the 243,722 foreign visitors who came to Bali in September 2012.
On a cumulative basis for January – September foreign arrivals hit 2,409,334 – an increase of 13.31% over the same nine month in the previous year.
On the assumption that the 13.3% growth rate is sustained through year’s end, Bali will surge past the psychological threshold of 3 million foreign visitors for the first time in its tourism history ending 2013 with 3.28 million foreign visitors.
Balidiscovery.com project total tourist arrivals, both foreign and domestic, will hit 7.25 million by year’s end 2013.
Still firmly in first place as Bali’s leading source of foreign visitors the Australian market is showing signs of stagnancy by declining 1.32% during January-September 2013 as compared to the same months in 2012. At 601,482 Australian visitors year-to-date through the end of September, Australians represent a 25% market share of all foreign arrivals to the Island.
Double-digit year-to-date growth was recorded from the following main source markets to Bali: Mainland China (28.60%), Japan (17.64%), South Korea (10.80%), France (17.31%), Taiwan (26.33%), U.S.A. (12.24%), Germany (14.53%), Russia (18.19%), and India (28.06%).
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