Con­tinue to pour into Bali

Travel Bulletin - - INDONESIA -

Vis­i­tors are con­tin­u­ing to flock to Bali, with the lat­est vis­i­tor num­bers from the Bali Govern­ment Tourism Of­fice show­ing 28,067 more Aus­tralians ar­rived in the hol­i­day hotspot in July 2016 than the same pe­riod last year. To­talling at 108,963 Aussies for the month, the is­land has seen a steady in­crease since Fe­bru­ary, when Aus­tralian vis­i­tor num­bers for the month took a dive to 68,269. As per usual, Aus­tralia was the largest mar­ket for ar­rivals, but the Chi­nese mar­ket is tail­ing not too far be­hind, com­ing in at 100,524 ar­rivals in Bali for the month of July, up from 77,906 in June. The first seven months of 2016 has seen a to­tal of 645,730 Aus­tralians step onto Ba­li­nese soil, up from 566,980 for the same pe­riod last year. Over­all, for­eign ar­rivals in 2016 have in­creased 19.92% com­pared to that of 2015. Mean­while, Garuda In­done­sia’s Com­mer­cial Di­rec­tor A. Toni Soe­tirto said the open­ing of ad­di­tional routes to Aus­tralia, such as Ade­laide and Bris­bane, is on the hori­zon. The air­line pre­vi­ously scrapped its Den­pasar to Bris­bane route due to low pas­sen­ger loads. “If the de­mand is good, we can re­open the route,” Soe­tirto said.

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