Bali by the Numbers: Bali Makes Strong Start to 2012 with Arrivals Up for January-February by 15.79%
Foreign tourist arrivals for February 2012 totaled 219,475 – increasing 9% over February 2011.
On a cumulative basis for both January and February, foreign tourist arrivals reached 467,764 up 15,79% from 2012.
Bali has set an ambitious target of 3 million tourists arrivals, approximating a 10% improvement over the 2.75 million tourists who came to the island in 2011.
ASEAN and the Asia-Pacific region produce 73.2% of all Bali’s tourist visitors with Australia the biggest market share at 26.04%.
Australia now represents far and away the largest source of foreign tourist visitors to Bali. 57,381 Australians came to Bali in February, increasing 27.9% over the total for the same month in 2011. Cumulatively, Australian visitors for January-February are up 17.10%
The People’s Republic of China is now the second largest source of Bali visitors. While visitors for January-February from the PRC are up a staggering 85.13% its not clear that this burst can be sustained over the rest of the year. The arrival totals for the PRC are bloated by a 224% increase in arrivals from that market in January when Chinese New Year fell. A more sobering and realistic view of arrivals from the PRC in 2012 is provided by February totals when only 27,607 PRC nationals came to Bali, a decline of 9 visitors when compared to the same month in 2011.