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Bali's January 2008 Arrivals Burst Out of the Starting Gate.

Bali by the Numbers: Preliminary Arrival Figures Indicate a Very Strong Start for 2008.

(2/10/2008) The National News Agency Antara reports that 154,000 foreign tourists visited Bali in January 2008.

While these figures remain preliminary until confirmed by yet-to-be-received official figures from Bali's immigration office, the 154,000 tally suggests a record-breaking start to 2008, exceeding arrival totals for January 2007 (109,504) by a whopping +40.63%.

As reported on balidiscovery.com [See: Bali's Year for the Record Books] Bali ended 2007 as the "best year ever" for foreign tourist arrivals with a cumulative total of 1,664,854 - a dramatic +32.1% increase over total arrivals for 2006 (1,260,317).

Bullish that Bali tourism will continue to grow apace, Bali tourism officials are targeting 1.9 million foreign arrivals for 2008 an improvement of +14.12% over 2007.

The next installment of Bali by the Numbers will review the official arrival figures for January, expected shortly from officials at Bali's airport.