Indian tourist arrivals in Bali up 59.08 percent

Indian tourist arrivals in Bali up 59.08 percent

Illustration. Tourists prepare to surf at Kuta Beach, Bali. (ANTARA PHOTO/Fikri Yusuf)

Denpasar, Bali (ANTARA News) - A total of 55,530 Indian tourists visited Bali during the January-February 2018 period, up by 20,624 people or 59.08 percent from 34,906 Indians during the same period in the previous year.

"India is in the third rank of countries contributing the largest number of tourists to Bali Island, after China and Australia," Adi Nugroho, head of the Bali statistic office, said here, Monday.

Indian tourists constituted 6.9 percent of the total 805,538 tourist arrivals in Bali during the January-February 2018, down 11.94 percent from 914,809 tourist arrivals in the same period of last year.

China contributed 23.67 percent and Australia 19.57 percent to the total tourist arrivals in Bali, but the two countries` tourist arrivals were respectively down 35.56 percent and 13.20 percent in the first two months of this year.

Japan contributed 4.45 percent, the UK 3.79 percent, the US 3.69 percent, Malaysia 3.34 percent, Russia 2.95 percent, South Korea 2.23 percent, and Taiwan 2.08 percent.

Indonesia`s flag carrier Garuda Indonesia has planned to serve a direct flights between Bali and Mumbai twice a week, starting April 23, 2018. In May 2018, Garuda will increase its Mumbai-Bali direct flights to trice a week.

reported by IK Sutika