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March 17, 2011

Thousands of tourists from disaster-hit Japan have cancelled trips to Bali, costing local hotels at least Rp 1.7

Cancelled Japanese trips cost Bali hotels Rp 1.7b

The Jakarta Post | 
Thousands of tourists from disaster-hit Japan have cancelled trips to Bali, costing local hotels at least Rp 1.7 billion (US$1.188 million) in losses, the Association of Indonesian Hotels and Restaurants says.

“The tourists had earlier booked 1,308 rooms 45 three-to-five-star hotels with room rates of around Rp 750,000 on average in Kuta, Nusa Dua, Tuban, and Sanur,” the association’s Bali chapter secretary, Perry Markus, said in Denpasar on Wednesday, as reported by tempointeraktif.com.

The chairman of the Bali chapter of the Association of Indonesia Tours and Travel, Aloysius Purwa, said he expects the number of Japanese visitors to Bali this year to drop by 30 percent to 150,000 compared to last year.
“The potential losses could reach about US$400 million,” he said.

The number of Japanese tourists who visited Bali had been declining consistently over the past few years. Last year the total number of Japanese tourists who came to Bali was 245,000, compared to 334,000 in 2009 and 360,000 in 2008.

 

 

Japanese visitors to RI to drop by 10% for the next six months

The Jakarta Post, Jakarta | Wed, 03/16/2011 10:08 PM | National
Indonesian Culture and Tourism Minister Jero Wacik said the number of
Japanese visitors to Indonesia would only drop by 10 percent for the
next six months in the aftermath of a massive quake and tsunami that
hit Japan last week.

“The number of Japanese tourists to Indonesia will be disrupted
momentarily because they're busy with the quakes,” Jero said on Wednesday
in Jakarta.

“The drop will be by about 10 percent, about 40,000 people; not
many,” he added, as quoted by Antara.

The minister said the disruption was predicted to last for the next
six months before returning to normal.
Japan is among largest contributors of foreign tourists to Indonesia.

Jero said he would not lower his ministry's target of attracting 7.7
million foreign tourists to Indonesia in 2011, saying the drop in
the number of tourists from Japan would be offset by increases in the
number of visitors from other countries.
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