(PRWeb UK) October 26, 2010
Recent figures released by the Bali provincial statistics office showed that Australia was the biggest source of foreign tourists visiting the island in the first half of the year. According to Ida Komang Wisnu, the head of the Provincial Statistics Office, a total of 399,988 Australian nationals visited Bali in the months leading up to August 2010. The figure is said to be due to the number of readily available cheap flights to Bali
Darin Walters, MD of Australian travel experts Jetabroad, says: “These figures show a growing trend in Australian tourists choosing Bali as their holiday destination. But what’s really interesting about this information is the discovery that most of the Australian tourists who travelled to Bali this year got there by a direct flight, while by comparison, only 8,407 holidaymakers chose to arrive by cruise ship.”
The figures revealed that Australian tourists made up 23.83% of the overall tourist arrivals in Bali in the first eight months of this year, accounting for 1,678,170 tourists overall. While this number is impressive, it also represents a 9.11% increase in visitors to the island compared to the same period of time in 2009.
Walters continues: “People in the travel industry have noted that the demand for holidays and cheap flights to Bali has steadily risen over the past year, and these statistics prove this to be the case. Bali holidays offer so much for tourists, whether they want to relax and unwind or indulge, so it’s no surprise that more Australians are choosing to holiday there.”
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