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Chinese citizens are Bali's biggest fans: TripAdvisor

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The Jakarta Post

Jakarta  /  Sat, April 22, 2017  /  12:09 pm
Chinese citizens are Bali's biggest fans: TripAdvisor

Tanah Lot in Bali is one of the island's most popular attractions. (Shutterstock/File)

Chinese internet users appear to be most interested in holidaying in Bali, according to travel planning and booking website TripAdvisor.

The number of Chinese citizens searching for information on Bali on the website reportedly increased by 73 percent last year, followed by the Dutch (up 57 percent) and Indians (up 37 percent), TripAdvisor destination marketing sales head Sarah Matthews said in Bali on Friday.

Globally, the number of reviews and opinions on the website has reached 500 million, with an average of 290 pieces of content published per minute. Reviews on Bali, especially related to attractions and restaurants, are said to have increased by 38 percent last year, while the number of reviews on accommodation rose by 25 percent.

Read also: Bali named world's best destination by TripAdvisor

"These data show foreign tourists' interest related to Bali tourism, especially from China," said Bali Tourism Agency head Anak Agung Gede Yuniartha, as quoted by news agency Antara.

Yuniartha added that China was among the top three countries in terms of the number of foreign visitors to Bali throughout last year.

According to the Central Statistics Agency (BPS), 990,000 Chinese citizens visited the island in 2016. (kes)

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