Japanese dominate 2007 tourist arrivals in Bali
Japanese dominate 2007 tourist arrivals in Bali

Japanese dominate 2007 tourist arrivals in Bali

Denpasar, Bali (ANTARA News) - Japanese topped the list of foreign tourist arrivals in Indonesia`s resort island of Bali in 2007, reaching 351,752 persons, or about 21.11 percent of the total number of foreign tourist arrivals (1,666,079), a local official said.

Head of Denpasar`s statistics bureau Ida Komang Wisno said here on Saturday Australian tourist arrivals came second on the list with their number recorded at 204,811 or about 12.29 percent. Next were tourists from Taiwan who accounted for 138,859 or about 8.33 percent of the total.

Compared with the previous year, when the figure was 1,262,537, the number of foreign tourist arrivals in 2007 had increased 31.96 percent.

He said the occupancy rate of hotels in Bali in 2007 was recorded at 60.58 percent, while foreign tourists` length of stay averaged 3.34 days.(*)

Source: ANTARA News

From Sayan to Payangan village, which are located on the west side of the regency, there have been developed lots of boutique hotels which promote privacy while pensions and home stays are flocked around Ubud village. Other areas in the region of Gianyar, which are not, included as the tourist accommodation center, supports tourism with their handicraft industries. The whole areas of the Gianyar regency are likely to supports\ each other and shape Gianyar as a center of culture and tourism.