Growth in foreign arrivals to Bali show signs of leveling off and softening with April 2010 foreign arrivals at 178,548 – a very slight decline month-on-month with April 2009 which totalled 179,979.
Cumulative arrives January-April 2010 hit 729,734 – an increase of 13.10% over the same period in 2009 when arrivals were 645,061.
Some of the statistical highlights in our latest installment of Bali by the Numbers:
• Australia has assumed the pole position as the largest source of foreign arrivals to Bali. Total Australian arrivals January-April 2010 increased 61.13% year-on-year, totalling 164,642.
• Japan's second place position is far back in the pack with Japanese arrivals declining 23.27% for the first four months of 2010 at 83,720 – nearly half the number of Australian visitors for the same period.
• Mainland China has become the third most important source of foreign visitors for Bali totalling 71,335 in the first four months of 2010. Chinese arrivals, however, show evidence of softening, improving only 1.37% over the same period 2009.
• Taiwan arrivals are on the mend, improving 21.51% year-on-year at 44,974 for January-April 2010.
• Malaysia, a source of strong growth in arrivals over the past few years, is leveling off. January-April 2010 arrivals declined 6.45% year-on-year totalling 41,142.
• South Korean arrivals are also in the decline, down 6.66% over the first four months of 2010 at 38,201.
• U.K. arrivals are bouncing along, up 31.75% at 28.907 for January-April 2010.
• French arrivals improved only 2.96% in the first four months of 2010 at 26,867.
• Russian arrivals have gone flat, bring to an end their rapid growth over recent years. Year-on-year Russian arrivals grew only 0.03% for January-April 2010 totalling 25,163.
• Netherlands arrivals bode well for Garuda's new Amsterdam service with a year-on-year increase of 49.05% during the first four months of 2010 tallying 24,252.
• Arrivals from the U.S.A. are up 14.26% for January-April at 22,239.
• German arrivals also increased 7.75% at 21,491 during the first four months of 2010.Geographical Trends
• Asia-Pacific arrivals increased 12.89% during the first four months of 2010, largely due to strong improvements in Australian arrivals.
• ASEAN arrivals increased 6.51% for January-April 2010.
• Despite strong performances from the U.K, Germany and the Netherlands, European arrivals on the whole have decreased 34.51% during the first four months of 2010.
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