During the last week of October 2004, twenty-four leading travel and tour operators from the United Kingdom were hosted on a visit to Bali in order to celebrate the recent lifting of negative travel advisories for the island.
Comprised of agents from London and Manchester, the travel professions were hosted to Bali by Garuda Indonesia Airlines and Malaysian Airlines together with the local Destination Management Company Pacific World Travel.
During their visit to the island the U.K. agents met with local police, tourism officials and obtained first hand product updates regarding local hotels and tourist attractions.
Statistics for U.K. arrivals in Bali January-September 2004 totaled 38,255 Ė down 58.23% from the 91,576 visitors reported in the same period in 2001.
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