Chinese are the largest in the number of foreign tourists visiting Bali in the first eight months of the year, statistics said.
The number of British and South Korean tourists visiting Bali Island increased in the first half of the year, Head of the Bali Central Statistic Agency Adi Nugroho stated in Denpasar, Bali.
The number of tourist arrivals in Indonesia rose 15.54 percent to 12.023 million in 2016 from a year earlier, according to the Central Statistics Agency (BPS)
Bali welcomed 2.27 million foreign tourists during the first semester of 2016, 18.59 percent more than the previous years figure of 1.91 million tourists.
The Bali Provincial Tourism Service (Dispar) has admitted that it is pessimistic that the targeted 7 million domestic visitors for 2015 will be achieved, but remains convinced that the goal of 4 million foreign tourists would be met
Indonesia’s foreign tourist arrivals rose 9.84 percent in September from a year earlier, a quicker pace than August’s growth of 2.87 percent, the statistics bureau said on Thursday.
Indonesia’s foreign tourist arrivals fell 4.27 percent in June from a year ago, after rising 5.47 percent in May, the statistics bureau said on Monday.
For the first time ever, Chinese tourists to Bali surpassed the number of Australian visited the island. Based on the data of BPS (Statistic Bureu) of Bali, it occurred on February 2015.