The month of May foreign direct arrival figures for Bali reported one week ago in Bali Update and on balidiscovery.com have now been supplemented with preliminary totals for June – offering further proof of a rapid and very strong revival in visitor numbers.
Bali foreign arrival numbers for June hit 131,544 – an increase of 61.89% from June arrivals just one year before.
Most noteworthy, if June's preliminary figures are confirmed they will represent the best June arrival totals on record, surpassing the record-braking June 2002's performance of 130,563.
Numbers May be Deceiving
Arrival figure although impressive do not reveal the approximate 50% downturn in tourism business for Bali resulting from the fundamental remix of nationalities that comprise these totals when compared to only a few short years ago. The downward economic impact of the supplanting of long-haul, long-staying and high-spending Western Europeans and North Americans by regional visitors on brief, low-spending visits is not reflected in the aggregate totals for arrivals.
Various reports suggest the Average Spend Per day and Average Length of Stay for Bali's foreign visitors is down between 40-50% from only 3-4 years ago.
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