Bali hopes to attract 1.6 mln foreign tourists

Denpasar (Antara News) - Bali is hoping to receive 1.6 million foreign tourists and 2.8 million domestic tourists in 2007.

"We have made various efforts and breakthroughs to improve the tourism industry in Bali. We hope that Bali could become a safe and convenient resort island," an official of Bali provincial administration, Wayan Subagiarta, said here on Thursday.

In 2006, a total 1,260,317 foreign tourists and around 1.3 million domestic tourists visited Bali Island.

Most of the foreign tourists came from Japan, Korea and Australia.

"Their average stay duration was nine days and each tourist spent around Rp 801,000 daily at the average," Subagiartha said. (*)
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