According to the latest data unveiled by the Bali Central Bureau of Statistics on the 1st of November 2023, the influx of foreign tourists reached 508,350 visits during September 2023.
This signifies a small decrease of -2.64% compared to August 2023.
However, from the period spanning January to September 2023, an astonishing number of 3,927,257 foreign visitors deliberately chose Bali as their ultimate destination.
For a comprehensive breakdown of these figures, please refer to the enlightening comparison presented below:
Exploring Foreign Tourist Visits to Bali: An Analysis of the Past 12 Months
After examining the data from October 2022 to September 2023, here’s a breakdown of tourist trends in Bali:
Visitor Highlights from October 2022 to September 2023:
The average number of visitors per month is approximately 408,109.
The minimum number of visitors in a month was 287,398 (November 2022).
The maximum number of visitors in a month was 541,353 (July 2023).
Peak Season: December 2022 saw a significant surge in the number of visitors, indicating that this month might be part of the peak tourist season for Bali.
Dips: There’s a noticeable dip in visits in January 2023 and November 2022. January’s dip might be attributed to the post-holiday season, while the reason for November’s decline requires further investigation.
General Trend: After the dip in January, there seems to be a consistent rise in the number of visitors until May 2023. After May, the numbers seem to stabilize, with minor fluctuations.
Fluctuations Throughout the Year:
Largest Increase: December 2022 saw the most significant month-to-month increase in visitors, with a growth of over 30%.
Largest Decrease: January 2023 experienced the most significant decline, with a drop of over 12%. This can be attributed to the post-holiday season when fewer tourists typically travel.
Variability: There’s noticeable variability in the month-to-month changes, indicating that external factors (e.g., events, holidays, global situations) might be influencing the number of visitors.
In the span of the last 12 months from October 2022 to September 2023, Bali played host to 4,897,312 international visitors. This underscores Bali’s resilient tourism rebound and its enduring magnetism on the global stage.
To wrap up, Bali’s tourist landscape over the year has been vibrant, with pronounced spikes during festive times and a consistent stream of visitors all year round.
Tourist Visit Data from Airport and Port Arrivals for the Last 3 Months
Upon further exploration of the BPS data, we can divide these figures into two entry point as can be seen below:
|No||Arrivals||Sep. 2023||Aug. 2023||Jul. 2023|
|1||Ngurah Rai Airport||508,297||522,063||541,272|
Countries Contributing the Most Tourists to Bali in September 2023
Bali experienced a slight decrease in visitors during the month of September 2023, as reported by BPS.
However, we saw travelers from Australia, India, China, Germany, United Kingdom, South Korea, France, United States, Malaysia, and Singapore flocking this captivating island, creating a vibrant tapestry of global travelers.
A Glimpse into September 2023’s Tourism Figures:
- France saw a drop of roughly -28.35% in tourist visits.
- The UK, South Korea, and Malaysia contributed fewer tourists than the previous month.
- Singapore’s visitors surged with an increase of around 15.79%.
- Positive growth was also noted for Australia, India, China, Germany, and the United States visitors compared to their August 2023 figures.
In summary, these observations offer a glimpse into the changing dynamics of Bali’s tourism landscape.
For example, after Italy recorded a significant surge in August 2023’s figures with 20,871 visitors, in September 2023, they didn’t manage to top 10 most contributing countries again.
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Top 10 Countries Contributing the Most Tourists to Bali in September 2023
The Statistical Report released by the Central Bureau of Statistics sheds light on the key contributors to Bali’s bustling tourism scene in September 2023.
Analyzing the data reveals the top ten countries that generated the highest influx of foreign tourists during this period.
|No||Country||Sep. 2023||Aug. 2023||Change (%)|
|5||United Kingdom||25,501||28,021||-8.99 %|
|6||South Korea||23,363||23,688||-1.37 %|
|8||United States||22,869||21,315||+7.29 %|
Tourist visits from Australia to Bali increased by roughly 7.18% in September 2023 from the previous month. Between January and September 2023, Australians made 973,961 trips to Bali.
September 2023 witnessed a surge of around 7.76% of Indian tourists compared to August 2023. India’s contribution from January to September 2023 was 324,448 visits.
Chinese tourists recorded a growth of about 7.95% in September 2023 in comparison to August 2023. The total number of Chinese visitors from January to September 2023 was 204,389.
Germany grew by approximately 9.06% in September 2023’s visits compared to the previous month. The cumulative count of Germany visitors from January to September 2023 reached 153,858.
5. United Kingdom
Visits from the UK dropped by around -8.99% in September 2023 relative to August 2023. The UK accounted for 198,552 visits from January to September 2023.
6. South Korea
In September 2023, there was a decrease of nearly -1.37% in South Korean visits compared to August 2023. South Korea’s contribution from the start of the year until September was 166,768 visits.
French tourist visits recorded a dip by around -28.35% in September 2023 compared to the month before. From January to September 2023, French tourists made 163,677 trips to Bali.
8. United States:
US tourist visits in August 2023 surged by about 7.29% relative to August 2023. Between January to September 2023, the US contributed as many as 191,014 visits.
There was a drop in Malaysian visitors in September 2023, with a decrease of nearly -4.77% from August 2023. Malaysia’s total visits from January to September 2023 amounted to 152,077.
The number of tourists from Singapore visiting Bali increased by 15.79% in September 2023 compared to August 2023. Between January and September 2023, Singaporeans made 162,477 trips to Bali.
Infographic Tourism Statistic in Bali on September 2023
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Data taken from Bali Central Bureau Statistics