If present growth rates continue, Chinese tourists will soon usurp Australians as Bali’s dominant international market.
The Daily Telegraph reports that Chinese growth into Bali this year is running at 37%, taking estimated market share to 20.6% compared with Australians at 23%.
So China is catching but Australia is not flagging.
The latest travel figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics revealed an 16% year-on-year rise in visits to Indonesia during May.
And there’s no sign of that growth waning with an abundance of cheap deals in the Australian market fuelling demand.