Some 1,017,661 foreign tourists visited Bali Indonesia in the first half of 2009

Bali received a total of 1,017,661 arrivals of foreign tourists from January to June 2009, despite the current global economic crisis.

“It proves that Bali is still considered as a safe and nice place to visit, Rai Budiasa, a tourism practitioner, said here on Saturday.

During the first six months of 2009, the number of tourists from the United States visiting Bali was 51,908 people, and from the European Union 247,211, or up 24.30 percent from that in the same period last year.

Bali received only 8,761 arrivals of American tourists in May 2009 and 10,089 in June 2009.

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