Chinese and Australian Arrivals Continue to Dominate Bali Tourist Arrivals
Bali Tourist Arrivals Robust in August 2019. Arrivals for First Eight Months of 2019 Increase Only 1% Over the Same Period in 2018.
The State News Agency Antara reports that Australian tourist arrivals to Bali in August 2019 increased 10% when compared to the same month in 2018 while South Koreans increased 63% for August 2019.
During the 8-month period January-August 2019, a total of 4.1 million foreign tourists arrived at Bali’s Ngurah Rai International Airport.
Herry AY Sikado, the general manager of PT Angkasa Pura I – the State-owned management company for Bali’s Ngurah Rai International Airport referring to foreign arrival totals for the first eight months of the year said: “A total of 4,146,589 foreign tourists were served. Compared to the same period in 2018, an additional 35,598 international tourists were served – an increase of 1% over the 4,110,691 welcomed January-August 2018.
For the same eight-month period, Bali welcomed 853,330 Chinese tourists representing the largest source of foreign tourists to the Island. This was followed, in order of importance, by Australia (795,046) and India (247,027). “These three countries – China, Australia, and India remain the backbone of Bali tourism with a cumulative total of 1,895,403 tourists for the period January-August 2019,” added Sikado. The combined total of visitors from China, Australia and India represent a 64% market share of all foreign tourist arrivals to Bali.
Tourist arrivals in August 2019 saw Australia ranking in first place at 116,262 visitors, outpacing China who came in second for the month with 111,165 arrivals. French tourists moved into third place for August with 34,330 visitors.
Australian arrivals in August 2019 increased 10% over Australian arrivals in the same month one year before. South Korean tourist grew 63% in August 2019 with 23,866 - an increase over 14,654 South Koreans who came to Bali in August 2018.
Among the 10 top source companies for foreign tourists visiting Bali, only Chinese arrivals declined in August 2019 when compared to the same month one year before. The 111,165 Chinese tourists who came to Bali in August 2019 was 20% less than the total recorded in August 2018.