Bali by the Numbers: Domestic Travelers are Still Bali's Strongest Inbound Market.
(11/10/2007) What's the largest inbound market of travelers to Bali? A standard reply would usually include Japan, Australia, Taiwan and South Korea – countries which are indeed the four largest contributors of foreign arrivals to Bali's shores. But, in fact, domestic travelers remain the single largest contributor of visitors to Bali, greater than the combined totals of the four largest foreign source markets.
During the first nine months of 2007, a total of 1.39 million domestic passengers flew into Bali. This compares to 1.22 million total foreign arrivals to the Island in the same period. In other word, 53% of all Bali arrivals through the end of Q3 were domestic travelers, once again underlining the growing popularity of a Bali holiday for Indonesian tourists.
Figures provided by the Central Bureau of Statistics (BPS) also show that domestic air travel to Bali is growing, improving 13.25% through the end of September as compared to the same period in 2006 when 1.23 million domestic air passengers landed in Bali.
Despite the growth in domestic air travel to Bali, foreign arrivals are demonstrating an even more robust growth rate, improving +34.98% year-on-year through the end of September 2007.