HomeBlogs Bali contributes 45% Indonesia's tourism income DENPASAR, KOMPAS.com - Bali Provincial Government of foreign exchange accounted for 45 percent of the Rp 34 trillion obtained from the visits of foreign tourists to Indonesia. Bali belongs to all of us and is a magnet for other regions to introduce their regions.
Chief of Bali Tourism Office, Ida Bagus Kadek Subhiku in Denpasar, Friday (05/14/2010), mentions the national tourism barometer gives Contribution to the national tourism sector by 35 percent or about two million of the 6.4 million foreign tourists who come to Indonesia.
"Bali belongs to us all, and is a magnet for other regions to introduce their area. In addition to South Sulawesi, North Sumatra, Central Sulawesi and West Papua has established cooperation with the Bali tourism promotion," he said.
According to him, the amount of revenue the hotel restaurant (PHR), which won the province is directly absorbed by the public. "The highest is the Badung regency worth Rp 850 billion, then Denpasar, Gianyar," he said.
He said it had obtained the report an increasing number of foreign tourists from the Central Sulawesi Provincial Government after conducting cooperation with the Bali tourism promotion. "Central Java and East Java as well as any sales mission, which the government promotes tourism destination, the industry sells its products," he said.
Bali province consists of eight counties and one city with a population of 3.5 million inhabitants, it still has obstacles of infrastructure, facilities, and security in tourism development.
Subhiku mention an area of 5636 square kilometers of the province has 270 tourist destinations, including 180 water tours, mostly in the southern parts such as the Garuda Wisnu Kencana, Uluwatu, Tanah Lot, Sanur Beach and Kuta Beach.
Support facilities owned is 155 thousand-star hotel with 46 rooms, including tours with cabin accommodation 2175, and 1693 restaurants. In addition, supported by 635 travel agents with active guide 5127 of a total of 8000 licensed guides.
Visits by foreign tourists to this region continued to improve during the last five years, except in 2006 had decreased due to the bombing. In 2009 tourist arrivals reached more than two million, and the first quarter of 2010 has reached 550 000, an increase of 18.40 percent over the same period last year.