VISIT foreign tourists to Bali optimistic exceed 2.3 to 2.5 million target, given the ten-month period from January to October 2010 had been recorded 2,149,020 people. Bali every month on average receive 220.000-250.000 or every day at least 8,000 people.
According to the Head of the Central Statistics Agency (BPS) Province in Denpasar, Bali, Gede Suarsa say even more so every December, especially the days of transition in this area is crowded with tourists from various countries in the world, aside from domestic tourists.
"Therefore, foreign tourists visit in the year 2010 will exceed the targets that the provincial government of Bali, particularly the local Tourism Office," he said.
It is said, the rest for two months, including November 2010 because the data is not collected entirely to achieve the targets still need 200,000. That figure certainly within a month can be achieved, so there is time in December when the season of foreign tourists visiting crowded, certainly more than the target.
While foreign tourists visiting Bali during 2009 was 2.22 million, an increase of 13.26% over the previous year only 1.96 million people. Increasing number of tourists take a holiday to Bali to give a positive impact on the level of social welfare and development in various aspects of life.
Tourism was a focus of hope for most people in Bali. The tourism sector was also able to encourage the growth of small industries and handicraft household that was involved rural communities.
Small industry and handicraft products of households worth of art was designed in a variety of designs that are favored by tourists. Every tourist to buy various kinds of souvenirs as a momentum as return home.
"Also among the travelers there are entrepreneurs who bought or ordered in large quantities which is then sold back to his country. Thanks to the tourism sector was also able to increase export of various kinds matadangan touch the hands of skilled craftsmen and artists of Bali to foreign countries, "he said - ER