According to Indonesia News Bali is set to reach their target goal of 3 million foreign tourists for 2012. In 2011 Bali had 2.7 million foreign visitors and this year those numbers are growing. Then again it should not really be no surprise since Bali really is one of those places that are high on the list of desirable places to visit.
Stakeholders are sure that Bali will be able to increase the number of foreign visitors by at least ten percent in 2012, even with the gloomy state of world’s economy.
Australian tourists continue to be the main source of foreign visitors, totaling nearly 30 percent of all foreign arrivals, when China next making up 9 percent of tourists; then Japanese tourists. However, because of difficulties with the economy and the major earthquake and tsunami disaster during 2011 they have dropped to 7 percent.
Bali’s stakeholders strongly feel that the Europe and US downturned economies will have no affect on Bali’s tourism industry .
Bali continues to attract and host numerous major conferences and it remains an incentive destinations which is actually how Bali tends to market itself, although Bali should be more creative so that they can target other potential markets that are yet to be tapped.
It should really be no surprise that Bali is such a popular destination, after all it has so much to offer visitor. Regardless of interests there’s something for all from the magnificent outdoors, to the incredible temples, to the amazing local culture, to the …well you get the idea. Whether you are planning your honeymoon, looking for a family vacation, in need of a romantic getaway, or thinking about where to hold your conference this year Bali should be first on your list of places to visit. Affordable, interesting, exciting, and you’ll never be disappointed.