Crowded Bali: Tourists visits up by 18.59 percent in 2016

If you’re sensing that Bali’s been more ramai ramai this year, then you’re not wrong—there’s data to back that feeling up!

With 2.27 million tourist visits to Bali in the first semester of 2016, we’ve seen an increase of 18.89 percent, compared to last year’s figure of 1.91 million tourists, according to a Tempo report. 

“A total of 2.23 tourists came by air directly through the Ngurah Rai Airport while the remaining 38,644 people come via the sea port,” head of the Central Statistics Agency (BPS) of Bali, Adi Nugroho, told Tempo on Monday. 

Bali’s Provincial Tourism Office set a target of 4.2 million foreign tourist arrivals to Bali this year, after 2015 saw 4.001 million.

Nugroho says that seven out of ten of the countries from where tourists mainly come to Bali, have seen a major increase in numbers. These countries include Australia, China, Japan, Great Britain, India, the US, and France. 

While Malaysia, South Korea, and Singapore, are still in the top ten but have had lesser numbers this year. 

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