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Bali's Top 4 Markets Remain Soft

Bali by the Numbers: It's Nothing Like the 'Good Ole Days' for Arrivals from Bali's Top Source Markets.

(1/20/2007) As reported on balidiscovery.com, [Bali Ends Year Down Only -9.09%], total foreign tourist arrivals to Bali ended the year 2006 at 1,260,317.

Despite a shortfall against arrivals in 2005, Bali arrivals built strength on long-haul markets from the Americas and Europe and while business from its four largest source markets of Japan, Australia, Taiwan and South Korea remained sluggish.

Japan, Australia, Taiwan & South Korea

The illustration presented on balidiscovery.com shows the impact of the terrorist acts in October of 2002 and 2005 on arrivals from Bali's four largest source markets.

Worthy of note, however, is that with the exception of Australia and Taiwan, recovery in the year immediately following each terrorist incident operated on a higher plane in 2006 than was the case in 2003.

Fueling hope for the local tourist industry is that if the pattern following the October 2002 attack repeats itself, 2007 will mirror 2004 and be the year Bali's four main markets reassert their strength.

The next installment of Bali by the Numbers looks at arrivals patterns to Bali from Europe and the Americas.

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