balidiscovery.com continues its examination of Bali tourism statistics by comparing arrivals by country of origin for the complete years 1999-2002.
Compiled in an easy to read graphic at balidiscovery.com, the figures show:
Australia & Asia Pacific - The entire Asia-Pacific region's direct arrivals to Bali declined 4% in 2002 when compared to the preceding year. Worst affected was Australia, which dropped 23.2%. Japan regained some ground lost in 2001 (up 1.7%), but was still down 18.8% from its 2000 levels. Taiwan ran against the trend recording a record 168,756 Bali arrivals for 2002 (up 9.2%).
Europe - European direct arrivals to Bali slid 7.9% in 2002 as compared to 2001, continuing the 4th straight year of declining numbers. The U.K. market dropped 16.8% in 2002, while Germany followed those numbers southward, down 13.6%. The Swiss market plunged 18.5% in 2002 maintaining an avalanche pattern established over the past four years with Swiss arrivals dropping 35.8% from the 1999 numbers. The only bright spot on the European landscape was France, which increased its arrivals by a modest 1.6% in 2002.
The Americas - U.S.A. and Canadian arrival continued their four year slide, dropping 23.3% in 2002 as compared to 2001. The 2002 figures for U.S.A./Canada are 33.2% less than the 1999 totals.
Southeast Asia - Bali's near neighbors provided some relief in an otherwise dismal picture of direct tourist arrivals. The Southeast Asia region improved 26.5% in 2002, continuing the trend that has seen an 111% improvement since 1999. The star performers in the region were Singapore and Malaysia. Singapore added 47.5% more arrivals in 2002 followed by Malaysia, which increased 14.1%. The Malaysian totals, while still less than Singapore's, are developing nicely, up 140% since 1999.
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