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Strong Start to 2019 for Foreign Tourist Arrivals to Bali

Bali by the Numbers: Bali Foreign Tourist Arrivals Up 10.21% for First Two Months of 2019

The Bureau of Statistics in Bali reports for the first two months of 2019, a total of 893,245 foreign tourists visited Bali, an increase of 10.21% over the same two-month period the year before.

Mainland Chinese visitors have moved back into the pole position as the leading source of foreign visitors to Bali. For the first two months of 2019, Chinese visitors tallied 238,124 travelers – a year-on-year increase of 24.9% representing, overall, a 26.66% market share of all foreign visitors to Bali for the period January-February.

January 2019 foreign tourist arrivals to Bali totaled 455,708 a number that was 27.27% higher than the total 358,065 foreign tourists who came to Bali in January 2018.

February 2019 foreign tourist arrivals to Bali hit 437,437, down 3.29% over the 452,323 foreign tourists who came to the Island in February 2018.

For the first two months of 2019, the five top sources of foreign tourists to Bali after the PRC were Australia in second place with a 17.95% market share that was up 1.73% with 160,333 Australian arrivals. 3rd Place was claimed by Indian travelers with a market share of 6.47% at 57,760 visitors, a year-on-year increase of 4.02% for the first two months of the year. Fourth place for January-February went to Japanese visitors up 4.19% at 37,469. Fifth place was claimed by USA travelers who were up 3.68% with 32,901 visitors.

The Stars

For January-February 2019:

  • South Korean (+67.72%)
  • The Philippines (+46.09%)
  • New Zealand (+28.51%)
  • Singapore (+26.48%)
  • The Ukraine (+22.19%)
  • Russia (+18.62%)
  • Taiwanese (+17.70+)
  • Germany (+14.20%)
  • French (+12.09%)

After recording an increase of 10.21% in foreign tourist arrivals during the first two months of 2019, if Bali sustains this pace of growth through the end of 2019, Bali will end the year with a record 6.7 million foreign arrivals.

Bali ended 2018 with an estimated 9.75 million domestic visitors bringing total domestic and international visitors to some 15.7 million visitors.

Increased air fares have impacted negatively on domestic tourist arrivals for January-February 2019, although formal counts on domestic air arrivals are not yet available.

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