Bali by the Numbers: July Arrivals up 12.21% Headed Towards 2.7 Million Foreign Arrivals for the Year.
July arrival figures for Bali are now in hand showing:
• 278,041 arrivals in July, an improvement of 12.21% over July 2010 (247,778).
• Total arrivals January – July 2011 of 1,549.511 – up 10.98% when compared to the same period 2010.
• Looking ahead, if Bali sustains its current 10,98% rate of growth through year’s end it will end the year with 2.76 million foreign visitors.
Arrivals by Main Markets
• Australia – Now the #1 source of foreign visitors with a 28.06% market share of all arrivals. The 83,988 Australian visitors in July 2011 represented a 32.15% improvement over July 2010. Year-on-year Australian arrivals are up 26.72% totaling 434,762. Look for Australia to end the year with 820,000 total arrivals.
• Peoples Republic of China - The 2nd biggest source of Bali arrivals with a cumulative 131,732 arrivals for January-July 2011, an improvement of 11.36% over 2010. July arrivals from the PRC hit 25,331 – that’s 28.25% more than July 2010 (19.750). Extrapolating, expect the PRC to end the year with 196,000 visitors.
• Japan – Once the undisputed dominant source of arrivals to Bali, Japan has sunk to #3 with 16,188 arrivals in July, down 26.46% when compared to July 2010 (22,015). Year-on-year Japan is lagging 26.13% behind last year with 105,678 Japanese arrivals for January-July 2010. Due to their troubled economy and issues of air access, Japan will continue to slide in the rankings with a projected year-end total of 180,000.
• Malaysia – Now #4 as a source of Bali visitors, there were 12,407 visitors from Malaysia in July 2011, improving 11.18% over July 2010. On a cumulative basis January-July 2011 there were 95,904 visitors, up 16.87% over the same period last year.
• Taiwan – The Taiwanese market staged a rally in July with 13,802 arrivals – a 10.6% increase over July 2010. January-July arrivals from Taiwan are flat, totaling 79,166 – an increase of only 0.27% over the same seven months in 2010. Taiwan is now the 5th largest source of Bali foreign tourist arrivals.
• South Korea – Now the 6th largest source of visitors to Bali, there were 11,429 South Korean visitors to Bali in July, a 1.77% decrease as compared to July 2010. Cumulatively, South Korea is standing still with 71,704 visitors January-July, a total that is only 0.36% more than 2010 during the same period.
• United Kingdom – The 7th largest source of arrivals to Bali and now the largest European market for the island, the U.K. produced 11,116 visitors in July, a worrisome 14.78 decline as compared to July 2010. On an aggregate basis, U.K. arrivals for January-July are at 60,843 – an increase of 3.64%.
• France – The 8th largest source of Bali visitors is also the second largest source of European visitors. French visitors in July were up 5.58% month—on-month with 15,345 visitors. Year-on-year French visitors totaled 60,842 for January-July 2011 – an improvement of 19.43% over the first seven months of 2010.
• U.S.A. – Despite news of a troubled economy, U.S. arrivals to Bali are growing by leaps and bounds. The 9th biggest source of island visitors, the U.S.A. sent 8,686 visitors in July 2011 – that’s 32.2% ahead of July 2010 (6,570). Cumulatively, U.S. arrivals are up 20.46% with 50,561 U.S. visitors for the first 7 months of 2011. Look for the U.S.A. to end the year at 85,000 visitors.
• Germany – German arrivals are weakening to Bali. The 8,805 German visitors in July 2011 is a decline of 6.5% over the same month in 2010. Cumulatively, German arrivals are down 1.23% or the first seven months of 2011. Germany now ranks as the 10th largest source of Bali visitors and the 3rd largest source of European visitors to Bali.
• Russia – The 11th largest source of Bali visitors, Russians totaled 3,892 visitors for July, a dramatic 15.77% drop from the same month in 2010. Year-on-year Russian arrivals are up 15.59% with a total of 42,903 for the period January-July 2011.
• The Netherlands – The 12th largest source of visitors to Bali, the Dutch counted for 10.519 visitors in July 2011, a decline of 2.47% over July 2010. Year-on-year Dutch arrivals are down 13.45% on a cumulative basis for January-July 2010.
Arrivals by Geographical Area
All markets are demonstrating growth. The Asian-Pacific and ASEAN represent a combined market share of 70.84%. Europeans constitute 23.14% of all visitors to Bali, while the Americas represent 5.16%.
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