Balidiscovery.com takes a closer look at Bali's foreign arrivals January to August, providing a comparative look covering the years 2000-2006.Japanese Arrivals
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Total foreign arrivals to Bali January August 2006 reached 792,665, a number that was down -21.1% from the same period in 2005. However, when compared to 2003 - another "post-bombing" year, arrivals for the first eight months of 2006 are +29.78% ahead of the same eight months just three years ago.
Similarly, Japanese arrivals are down -31% for January-August 2006 versus 2005, and are a striking +56.7% ahead of 2003 the last post bombing year that befell Bali.Australian Arrivals
In the doldrums and showing little sign of recovery Australian arrivals are down -56.3% on a cumulative basis January-August for 2006 versus the same period in the previous year. When compared to the same period in 2003, the 2006 figures are a scant +2.5% ahead of the totals 3 years ago.Taiwan Arrivals
While Taiwan arrivals are +7.6% ahead of 2005 for the period January-August 2006, total arrivals still lag well behind Taiwan's cumulative performance for each year 2000-2004.South Korean Arrivals
January August 2006 arrivals lag -19.2% against the same period in 2005. When compared to the same period in 2003, the current year's performance ranks +107.4% ahead of the earlier "post bombing year".European Arrivals
Showing a less dramatic deleterious response to the 2005 bombing, European arrivals are down only -9% for January-August 2006 versus January-August 2005. Compared to the same period in 2003, arrivals are up +40.1%.Americas Arrivals
Arrivals from both North and South America are down -20.5% for January-August 2006 when compared to January-August 2005. Showing better resilience to Bali's second bombing, 2006 arrival totals are +27.9% ahead of 2003.
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