Foreign direct arrivals for July totaled 158,453 Ė a 7% improvement over the same month one year before and an all time record high the month.
71% Improvement Over 2003
Total foreign arrivals for the first seven months of 2005 hit 847,427 Ė 6.4% better than 2004 and 71% better than the same period in 2003, Baliís Annus horribilis following the October 2002 terrorist bombing.
Still in Search of Quality
While total numbers of visitors continue to impress, local tourism industry observers continue to bemoan the lack of "quality" among current visitors in terms of length of stay and average per diem spending levels. The next installment of "Bali by the Numbers" will take a closer look at the various markets visiting Bali in 2005, demonstrating performance numbers from high-spending and long-staying guests in Western Europe and the Americas still lags behind levels achieved in 2000 and 2001.
Shown on balidicovery.com
is a summary of month-by-month arrivals to Bali for January-July 2000-2005, together with an illustrative graphic chart tracking arrivals during this period.
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