Bali Tourism Statistics: What Happened in April 2023?

Bali Tourism Statistics: What Happened in April 2023?
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In April 2023, Bali welcomed 411,510 foreign tourists, representing an increase of 11.01% compared to March 2023, according to the Central Bureau of Statistics (BPS).

Bali, the enchanting Indonesian island, continued to captivate travellers from around the globe in April 2023. According to the latest data furnished by the Bali Central Bureau of Statistics on 5th June 2023, the number of foreign tourist visits soared to an impressive 411,510 visits during that month.

This surge reveals an exciting growth of 11.01% compared to the previous month, showcasing the enduring appeal of Bali as a top-notch travel destination.

In the first four months of 2023, a staggering number of 1,437,877 foreign visitors chose Bali as their destination. 

These travellers from around the globe embarked on a journey to discover the enchanting beauty and cultural richness that Bali has to offer.

For a comprehensive breakdown of the figures, please refer to the comparison below:

Exploring Foreign Tourist Visits to Bali: An Analysis of the Past 12 Months

In March 2023, the Central Bureau of Statistics (BPS) unveiled the latest figures regarding tourist arrivals, and the numbers are quite impressive. 

A total of 370,832 visits were recorded during that month, signifying a substantial surge of 14.59% compared to February 2023.

When we delve into the specifics, we find that out of the overall figure, 367,090 tourists chose to embark on their journey through the renowned Ngurah Rai International Airport entry. An additional 3,742 adventurers, on the other hand, opted for the scenic route via the port.

Fast forward to the 5th of June 2023, and BPS once again captured the essence of the tourism landscape. 

In April 2023, an astounding 411,510 foreign tourists graced the Bali shores, revealing a noteworthy increase of 11.01% in contrast to the previous month.

Digging deeper into the BPS data, we discover that the majority of these tourists, precisely 410,281 of them, made their way to the enchanting destination through the Ngurah Rai International Airport entry. As for the remaining 3,739 visitors, they embarked on their memorable journey via the port, adding a touch of maritime adventure to their travel experience.

Tourist Visit Data from Airport and Port Arrivals

NoArrivalsFeb. 2023Mar. 2023Apr. 2023
1Ngurah Rai Airport317,109367,090410,281

Countries Contributing the Most Tourists to Bali in April 2023

April 2023 witnessed a significant influx of visitors to Bali, as reported by BPS. Travellers from Australia, India, China, the United Kingdom, the United States, France, Germany, Malaysia, Singapore, and South Korea flocked to the island paradise.

Insights from April’s Statistics are:

  • Chinese Tourists: Taking a giant leap, Chinese visitors experienced a staggering growth of 95.79% compared to the previous month, showcasing a remarkable surge in their enthusiasm for Bali’s attractions.
  • Australian Visitors: Making their presence felt, Australian tourists accounted for over 100,000 visits in April 2023, establishing themselves as a prominent force in Bali’s tourism landscape.
  • French Tourists: The French made a triumphant return to the top 10 list, securing the 6th position with a notable count of 16,758 visitors during April 2023. Their renewed interest in Bali highlights the timeless allure of the island.
  • Singaporean Visitors: Regrettably, Singaporeans experienced a decline in their numbers with a decrease of -34.42% compared to the previous month. However, it’s important to note that tourism trends can fluctuate, and this dip does not undermine the enduring appeal of Bali.

Also read which countries contribute to Bali’s tourism from 2014 until 2022

Top 10 Countries Contributing the Most Tourists to Bali in April 2023

The Statistical Report released by the Central Bureau of Statistics sheds light on the key contributors to Bali’s bustling tourism scene in April 2023. 

Analysing the data reveals the top ten countries that generated the highest influx of foreign tourists during this period.

NoCountryApr. 2023Mar. 2023Change (%)
1Australia102,73789,78314.43 %
2India35,85428,16727.29 %
3China24,78312,65895.79 %
4United Kingdom24,01820,77515.61 %
5United States22,24720,3609.27 %
6France16,75810,58358.35 %
7Germany15,87014,9686.03 %
8Malaysia15,47616,286-4.97 %
9Singapore13,77321,003-34.42 %
10South Korea13,10313,536-3.20 %
Top 10 Countries Contributing the Most Tourists to Bali in April 2023

1. Australia

Australian visitors showcased a notable increase, with 102,737 visits recorded in April 2023, reflecting a growth of 14.43% compared to March 2023.

This surge reaffirms Australia’s strong affinity for Bali’s captivating charm.

A total of 362,874 Australians made their way to Bali from January to April 2023, embracing the island’s sun-kissed shores and vibrant culture.

2. India

India demonstrated an impressive surge in tourist visits, with 35,854 recorded in April 2023. 

This represents a remarkable increase of 27.29% compared to the previous month, indicating a growing interest in Bali among Indian travellers.

Bali welcomed 113,732 travellers from India during January – April 2023, who sought to immerse themselves in the island’s natural beauty and rich heritage. 

3. China

Chinese tourists experienced an astonishing leap in numbers, with 24,783 visits in April 2023, marking a remarkable growth rate of 95.79% compared to March 2023. 

This surge signifies an exponential rise in Chinese travellers’ fascination with Bali’s allure.

From January – April 2023, Bali played host to 55,402 tourists from China, attracted by its picturesque landscapes and unique cultural experiences.

4. United Kingdom

The United Kingdom contributed significantly to Bali’s tourism scene, with 24,018 visits in April 2023. 

This figure represents a healthy growth rate of 15.61% compared to the previous month, reflecting the enduring appeal of Bali among British tourists.

Over 2023, a considerable number of 72,816 British travellers choose Bali as their destination, drawn to its tropical charm and warm hospitality.

5. United States

American visitors showcased a steady increase, with 22,247 visits in April 2023, reflecting a growth rate of 9.27% compared to March 2023. 

Bali’s natural beauty and cultural treasures continue to captivate travellers from the United States.

From January to April 2023, Bali warmly welcomed a whopping 70,638 visitors from the United States.

6. France

French tourists made a striking comeback, securing a place in the top 10 list with 16,758 visits in April 2023. 

This figure indicates a substantial growth rate of 58.35% compared to the previous month, showcasing France’s renewed interest in Bali.

7. Germany

German visitors contributed to Bali’s tourism landscape with 15,870 visits in April 2023, representing a modest growth rate of 6.03% compared to March 2023. 

The German market continues to be a valuable source of tourism for Bali.

From January to April 2023, Bali enchanted 49,889 visitors from Germany, who indulged in its stunning beaches and embraced its laid-back atmosphere.

8. Malaysia

Malaysian visitors recorded 15,476 visits in April 2023, experiencing a slight decline of -4.97% compared to the previous month. 

This shift in numbers highlights the dynamic nature of tourism trends and fluctuations in traveller preferences.

A total of 62,960 Malaysians explored Bali’s wonders, taking advantage of its close proximity and relishing the island’s cultural delights during Jan-Apr 2023 period.

9. Singapore

Singaporeans witnessed a decline in their visits, with 13,773 recorded in April 2023, representing a decrease of -34.42% compared to March 2023. 

It is essential to note that these variations could be influenced by various factors, such as economic conditions or travel restrictions.

From January – April 2023, Bali charmed 63,760 travellers from Singapore, providing them with a rejuvenating escape from the bustling city life and a chance to unwind in paradise.

10. South Korea

South Korean tourists recorded 13,103 visits in April 2023, experiencing a marginal decrease of -3.20% compared to the previous month. 

Despite this slight dip, South Korea remains a significant contributor to Bali’s tourism industry over the past months.

In 2023, Bali captivated 59,892 tourists from South Korea, who sought respite in its tranquil retreats and relished the flavours of its vibrant culinary scene.

Infographic Tourism Statistic in Bali (Update June 2023)

To make it easier to visualise the data released by Central Bureau Statistics of Indonesia, we have also included infographic data that you can download for free below.

Bali Foreign Tourists Infographic on April 2023

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Data taken from Bali Central Bureau Statistics

Armel Theurillat
Marketing Manager at Bali Management Villas