Christmas and New Year brought blessing to Ngurah Rai Airport (and Bali tourism)

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Bali officers love to make use of the variety of passengers passing by Ngurah Rai Airport as an indicator for the island’s tourism revival. And up to date numbers look good.

The airport’s common supervisor, Herry Sikado, mentioned Ngurah Rai noticed 406,682 departures and arrivals in the course of the Christmas and New Yr vacation interval, particularly from Dec. 17, 2021 to Jan. 4, 2022. That represents a 56 % improve from the identical interval a 12 months in the past, which truly had extra flights coming out and in of Bali.

“I’m optimistic that the speed will proceed to extend this 12 months,” Herry mentioned yesterday.

Bali was as soon as once more a well-liked year-end vacation vacation spot for home vacationers as Indonesia’s COVID-19 disaster grew to become manageable after the devastating mid-2021 wave the entire nation skilled.

The precise variety of vacationers throughout this era has not but been decided, as a big quantity journey from Java to Bali by land (and ferry).

It’s possible that Bali officers’ subsequent focus can be to revive the island’s worldwide tourism potential after reopening to overseas vacationers from choose nations in October 2021.

Previous to the reopening, the island solely noticed 45 worldwide vacationers arriving within the first 10 months of 2021. We’ve but to see the numbers after October’s reopening, although early indications counsel that the worldwide tourism relaunch has been wholly anticlimactic.

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