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Foreign Arrivals Up in August

Bali's Arrival Rates Logged an Increase Through End of August.

(10/7/2001) Bali recorded an increase of 4.65% in total arrivals for the first eight months of 2001, compared to the same period just a year before. Translated into actual foreign direct arrivals, this is equal to 973,000 visitors for the period January - August. For the entire year of 2000, a total of 1,412,839 foreign direct arrivals were recorded for Bali.

Meanwhile, total arrivals nation-wide for the first 8 months of the year at the Country's 13 major gateways recorded a jump of 6.49% over the previous year, totaling 2,882,139 visitors. Total arrivals at these gateways for all of 2000 was 4,151.185 with total arrivals overall for last year hitting 5,064,217.

The number of foreign arrivals for only the month of August at the 13 major international gateways of the Republic recorded a modest increase of only 0.97% over the month of August one year ago. August preserved its reputation as the peak season for tourism by experiencing the highest number of arrivals of any month thus far in 2001.

Nation-wide the average length of stay for visitors averages 2.18 days, with Bali's visitors estimated to stay an average of 4.14 days.

Although figures have not been reported for September, totals are generally expected to suffer as the result of the September 11 terrorist attacks in the U.S.A.