Bali by the Numbers: Q3 Arrival to Bali in Record Territory
Foreign tourist arrivals to Bali January – August 2014 were up 15.52% in comparison to the same period in 2013. At the end of Q3 2014, a total of 2.43 million foreign visitors came to the Island, further confirming balidiscovery.com’s long-standing prediction that Bali will end the year with more than 3.75 million foreign visitors.
Growing in Double Digits
Bali’s double-digit growth in foreign tourist arrivals is led by the following source countries also growing at double-digit or near-double-digit growth: Australia – With year-to-date growth of 17.70%, Australians continue to make Bali their favorite overseas destination. While AirAsiaX have announced plans to start flight between Bali and Melbourne and Sydney, keep an eye on the precarious balance sheets of airlines flying between OZ and Bali.
Continuing losses may herald higher fares or curtailment of flight operations – either of which could bring to a halt the current fast rate of growth from the Australian market. Mainland China – Look for Chinese travelers to Bali to exceed 600,000 visitors this year. By the end of Q3 2014 Chinese travelers to Bali were up a remarkable 47.31% at 389,622 visitors. Recent events in Malaysia, Vietnam and the Philippines have greatly enhanced Bali and Indonesia’s attractiveness as a holiday destination for the millions of Chinese suffering from wanderlust.
Malaysia – Malaysian arrivals year-to-date at the end of Q3 stand at 137,060 – up 13.09%. Malaysia is now the third largest source of foreign visitors to Bali. Japan – Once the number one source of foreign visitors to Bali, Japan’s ranking has now slid to #4 in what may prove to be a continuing decline. Year to date arrivals from Japan at the end of August were 131,484, a year-to-date decline of 5.85%. Singapore – The small island republic of Singapore represents the 5th largest source of Bali visitors. 113,445 visitors through the end of August is up 40.01% on a year to date basis.
France – French visitors to Bali are up 11.03% on a year-to-date basis through the end of August. India – The Indian market has emerged from obscurity to become the 12th largest source of visitors to Bali. Year-to-date Indian arrivals are up 33.28% through the end of August.
Source : Bali Discovery Tours