Denpasar (ANTARA News) - Bali Island received 154,000 foreign tourists in January 2008, an increase by 29.88 percent from 107,800 in January 2007.
"On average, Bali is visited by around 5,135 foreign tourists daily, an improvement compared to the days before the 2002 and 2005 bombings," head of the Bali provincial tourism service I Gede Nurjaya said here on Friday.
Bali would maintain and even improve its image internationally, he said.
"The image has various aspects, namely safety, comfort, cleanliness, and good service," Nurjaya said.
The Bali administration had set itself the target of attracting 1.9 million foreign tourists in 2008. In 2007, the tourist island received a total of 1,664,047 foreign visitors.
Bali was also planning to stage various tourism events to support the Visit Indonesia Year 2008. (*)