Amidst much concern among tourism industry professionals for poor length of stay and business share being lost to illegal villas, there's no doubt that in terms of overall foreign arrivals to Bali that "business is booming."Tourist Arrivals From 2000 to 2007
Total foreign arrivals during the first four months of 2007 totaled 472,082 - an improvement of +38.38% over the same four months in 2006 and the strongest start to any year on record.
April 2007 foreign arrivals totaled 125,140 or +20.46% better than April 2006. In fact, the latest April figures were the best on record, stealing that honor previously held by April 2001 when 117,040 foreign visitors came to the island.
The charts presented on balidiscovery.com show the improving fortunes of Bali's foreign tourist arrivals from 2000 to 2007 and the deleterious impact of the terrorist attacks of 2002 and 2005 on those figures.
The next installment of Bali by the Numbers will examine where Bali's tourism business is coming from, both in terms of traditional sources and new emerging markets.
Market Recovery After Bali Bomb II, October 1, 2005
Market Recovery After Bali Bomb I, October 12, 2002
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