Increasing number of French tourists in Bali

 Monday, January 15, 2018 



The growing direct flights connecting French cities to Bali has led to the increase in the number of French tourists in Indonesia’s resort island of Bali.



Representative of Visit Indonesia Tourism Office (VITO) in Paris Eka Moncare stated that Bali received 162,288 French tourists last year, 10.09 percent higher than 147,413 ones it received a year earlier.



French people’s demands to travel to Bali have been improving in the last few years. It was well catered by international airlines which provide direct flights from several cities in France to Bali.



Eka mentioned that Bali provides various kinds of accommodation facilities like  guest houses, multi-star hotels and most of locals  are familiar with English and French languages.



France ranks the seventh of top ten nations which supplied the most tourists to Bali last year because of the increasing figure of French tourists.



It was revealed that on an average, French tourists stayed  half a month during their vacation in Bali and spent at least 110 U.S. dollars per day during their stay.



The French tourists were mostly drawn because of the cultural and traditional attractions.


Eka said that Indonesia will carry out more promotion events, coupled with efforts to hold tour package sales programs both on business to customers and business to business basis in order to attract more tourists.



Indonesia Tourism Minister Arief Yahya said that France, along with Britain and Germany were the largest suppliers of tourists to Indonesia in recent years.



He further added that Bali was still dominate as a French tourists’ destination preference in Indonesia at 40 percent.

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