Posts Tagged ‘domestic tourists in 2015’
This is interesting news…In particular note that they have finally been able to fully quantify the domestic tourist numbers, both airport and land/sea arrivals.
This means that there are 8.4 million visitors per year to Bali.
Also note the growth in Chinese visitors…if these numbers continue, the Chinese Market will grow by 65% to 75% this year (2012)
The Jakarta Post, published news on July 14th 2012
“Amidst the positive growth in numbers of tourists from year to year, Governor Made Mangku Pastika has ambitiously aimed at welcoming a staggering 15 million foreign and domestic tourists in 2015.
“With the stable and conducive political, security and social situation, as well as the momentum from the 2013 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meeting, the Governor Made Mangku Pastika sure that in 2015 Bali will be able to welcome 5 million foreign visitors and 10 million domestic visitor.
Last year (2011), Bali welcomed 2.75 million foreign tourists and 5.67 million domestic tourists.
Governor Made Mangku Pastika expressed confidence that his stunning target would be backed by numerous local improvements in tourism-related infrastructure, including to roads and hotels. Better public infrastructure is continuously being constructed as Bali polishes itself for next year’s hosting of two world-class events, namely the Miss World beauty pageant and the APEC meeting.
He also said “numerous international events that had been and were going to be hosted in Bali would also be a window to showcase Bali’s good tourism image internationally. Bali will get free promotions next year 2013. As long as we can maintain a positive atmosphere, ensure better infrastructure and sufficient electricity, this target is not a make-believe one, who estimated that this year (2012) there would be up to 3 million foreign tourists arriving.
For the first 5 months in 2012, the Bali tourism agency has recorded 1,131,462 foreign visitors on the island. The figures show a 9.7 percent surge from the recorded number of foreign tourists for the same period last year 2011.
Australians are the highest number of visitors, with 307,288 people or 27.16 % of the 162 different nationalities identified as Bali’s foreign guests. So far, there have been 143,455 Chinese visiting Bali, making them the second largest group, comprising 12.68 percent of the overall foreign visitors as of May 2012.