From: Bali DiscoveryDespite Targeting 2.8 Million Tourists for 2011, Bali Has No Need for More Accommodation.
Bali is targeting total foreign tourist arrivals of between 2.6 – 2.8 million for 2011.
The chief of the Bali Statistical Center (BPS), Gede Suarsa, told Bali Post, "that target is higher that the 2.57 million foreign visitors achieved in 2010, a number that surpassed the stated target of 2 to 2.3 million."
Suarsa went on to say that while the arrival target set by the provincial government's tourism office represents an increase, Bali does not need to add more hotel rooms or new tourism facilities.
"Room facilities at starred hotel are still capable of accommodating the expected increase in tourists, bearing in mind that the average occupancy achieved by starred hotels in 2010 was 65%, an increase from the average 60.8% the year before," he explained.