Bali had a booming year on the tourism front, as the Indonesian island blew its foreign tourist arrivals target out of the water.
Bali’s target for the year had been set at 4.4 million foreign tourist arrivals, but the island surpassed that number in November when the amount of foreign tourist visitors starting from January 2016 reached 4,485,137, according to data from the Central Statistics Agency (BPS), Bali Province.
“The majority of tourists visiting Bali come from Australia, China, Japan, the UK, and India,” head of BPS Bali, Adi Nugroho, told Republika.
The percentages of arrivals from these countries were 23.35 percent, 20.22 percent, 4.82 percent, 4.54 percent, and 3.66 percent, respectively.
No surprises here, Kuta is said to be the most popular destination amongst foreign tourists, while other popular spots are Tanah Lot, Pandawa Bach, Garuda Wisnu Kencana Park, and Bedugul, according to head of the Bali Provincial Tourism Office, Anak Agung Gede Yuniartha Putra.