The number of foreign tourists from China to Bali has started to recover. This condition occurred after Bali provincial government lifted the travel warning, following the decline of volcanic activity of Mount Agung. Head of Bali Provincial Tourism Office, Anak Agung Gede Yuniartha Putra in Kuta, Friday, February 16th admitted that tourists from China had returned to normal. The increase is expected to reach 20 percents during the Chinese Lunar New Year 2018.
“There is an increase. So more or less I have a report from my staff, for the Chinese tourists alone the number is now almost five thousand per day in average. So before the eruption the number of tourists visiting Bali was fifteen thousand per day in average. Now it has reached seventeen to eighteen thousand per day,” said Anak Agung Gede Yuniartha Putra.
Yuniartha Putra said, in addition to the quantity, the Chinese tourists also have good quality. Asked about the interest, Yuniartha Putra said Chinese tourists have an interest in natural atmosphere, especially beaches in Bali. In addition, Chinese tourists also have a high interest in shopping tourism. (KBRN/HIKMAT/Trans Reza/AHM)