Bali Discovery Tours: Homepage
Bali Hotels, Bali Villas and Bali News from
Home Bali Contact Bali Practicalities Bali News Bali Services Bali Transportation Bali Sports Bali Excursions Bali Villas Bali Hotels
Home · News · 2005: Bad Year for Indonesian Tourist Arrivals
Bali Hotels, Bali Villas and Bali News from
Bali Hotels
Bali Villas
Special Deals!
MICE Handling
Bali Excursions
Culinary - Dining
Guided Tour
Bali Spas
Bali Sports
Bali Transportation
Car Rental - Selft Drive
Private Jet Charter
Bali News
Bali Services
Bali Practicalities
Bali Contact
Bali Career
Bali Update
Subscribe to our free weekly newsletter!
PATA header
PATA Gold Award 2007
Bali Update
PATA Gold Award Winner 2007
Bali Contact
Bali Discovery Tours
Komplek Pertokoan
Sanur Raya No. 27
Jl. By Pass Ngurah Rai,
Sanur, Bali, Indonesia

++62 361 286 283

++62 361 286 284

U.S.A. Fax:(toll free)

U.K. Fax:

Australian Fax:

++62 812 3819724

Bali Discovery

Bali News

2005: Bad Year for Indonesian Tourist Arrivals

Indonesian Official Tourism Targets Tumbled in 2005 – Missing the Mark by 18.61%


Total foreign tourist arrivals for Indonesia dropped 8.23% in 2005, totaling 4.88 million as compared to the 5.32 million tourists arrivals achieved in 2004. The disappointing results, due in part to the October 1, 2005 terror attack in Bali, also call into question the management of the National tourism product and overly optimistic targets of 6 million visitors still being championed by the Minister of Tourism and Culture as late as August of last year. [See: Jero's Optimistic He'll Meet Tourism Targets].

Arrival results that were 18.61% below target translated into a more than US$1 billion shortfall in much needed foreign exchange that wasn't generated by Indonesia’s crippled travel industry in 2005.

Shorter Length of Stay

Equally concerning are reports from the National Bureau of Statistics (BPS) showing that the length of stay for tourists is declining nationally from 9.47 days in 2004 to 9.05 days in 2005, a drop of -4.44%. Despite the shorter length of stay in Indonesia by foreign visitors, the BPS reports that the average expenditure per visitor increased 0.26% to US$ 904 per tourist.

A Bleak December

The impact of the October 1, 2005 terror attack in Bali came home to roost in December 2005 when arrivals nationwide declined -25.04% compared to the same month one year before. Bali's arrivals for December 2005 declined an even more dramatic -36.98%, as compared to December 2004.


© Bali Discovery Tours. Articles may be quoted and reproduced if attributed to


Bali News by Bali Update
Subscribe to the Bali Update
Receive the latest news from Bali by email!

Our [Privacy Statement] explains how we handle the data you are providing.

Bali News by Bali Update
Explore the Archive of the Bali Update
Find related articles in our news archive!

or try to use Google Search :

Home · Bali Hotels · Bali Villas · Bali Excursions · Bali Sports · Bali News · Site Map · RSS

Bali News: More News
Trip the Light Fantastic
Tango in Paradise – Masters of Dance to Perform in Bali Saturday, November 26, 2016
RIP: Sri Pitono: 1964-2016
Veteran Bali Travel Industry Member Sri Pitono Dies at Age 52
A Fatal Fall
English Hiker Falls to His Death on Mount Abang in Bali
Fatally Flawed Connection
Nine Dead and Many Injured as Pedestrian Bridge Collapses Connecting Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Ceningan
Bali’s Better on a Bicycle
Bali is the venue for a Cross Country Cycling event scheduled for Saturday, November 19, 2016
Forgive, But Never Forget
Governor Pastika Calls for Forgiveness at 14th Anniversary of 2002 Bali Bombing
When a Lake Becomes a Trash Bin
People of the Ancient Village of Terunyan at Lake Batur in Bali Discard Garbage in the Lake as Garbage No Longer Collected by Local Authorities
Bridges are Falling
Bridge Collapse in West Bali Isolates Communities and Businesses in Tabanan
Be of Good Cheer!
Rotary Club Bali Ubud Sunset Christmas Buffet Fundraiser on Sunday, December 4, 2016
Baksheesh Relief?
Special Team Formed to Battle Illegal Kickbacks Paid to Bali Police
Aborted Landing
Bali Airport Closes for 1.5 Hours to Make Emergency Runway Repairs
Charity as a Stretch
Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali hosts Family Yoga Session on the Beach for UNICEF on Sunday, November 27, 2016.
All [News]!