29 Mar '11, 9am

Japanese disaster hits Bali tourism: JAKARTA - JAPAN'S earthquake and tsunami catastrophe has hit tourism in Ind...

Japanese disaster hits Bali tourism: JAKARTA - JAPAN'S earthquake and tsunami catastrophe has hit tourism in Ind...

Bali received about 2.3 million foreign visitors last year and it expected to receive 2.5 million this year. -- PHOTO: AFP JAKARTA - JAPAN'S earthquake and tsunami catastrophe has hit tourism in Indonesia's Bali resort island, where officials said Chinese had overtaken Japanese in the second rank of visitor arrivals. 'Now Japan is the third country with the most incoming tourists, after Australia and China respectively,' Bali tourism agency head Ida Bagus Subhiksu. 'The number of Japanese tourists in Bali had already declined since the financial crisis in 2008, but since the disaster the number has declined further.' He could not provide figures to show the actual decline in visitor numbers from Japan, but said about 1,200 hotel room reservations had been cancelled since the March 11 earthquake, mostly by Japanese tourists. Meanwhile flag carrier Garuda Indonesia said it p...

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