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Drop Reported in Visa on Arrival Revenues

Lack of Long-Staying Visitors Results in Drop on Revenues Generated by Visa-on-Arrival Fees.

(11/4/2006) State revenues generated by the visa-on-arrival (VOA) collected at Bali's International Airport and Padang Bai Seaport declined 34% in the second quarter of 2006 compared to the same quarter just one year before. Total VOA revenues during the April-June period of 2006 equaled US$6.8 million as compared to US$10.4 million collected for that period in 2005.

The causes of the decline in revenues are chiefly attributed to:

The massive drop in foreign arrivals in 2006 following a second terrorist attack in October 2005. Arrivals declined 14.6% during the second quarter

A change in policy that extended the period of the less expensive US$10 visa from 3 to 7 days, while the 30 day visa cost remains unchanged at US$25.

Length of Stay

Current tourism statisticsdemonstrate an average length of stay for foreign tourists of 6.16 days, with domestic tourists staying an average 2.01 days.

 

More information: http://www.balidiscovery.com/other/visa_policy.asp