|Quoting Flying Belgian (Reply 6):|
BTW, has the Australian-Bali market fully recovrered of the 2002 events ??
What about the recent Corby issue ?? Any impact ??
it certainly has. this year tourist numbers from Australia to Bali was back to pre- S11 and bali bombing levels. almost 500,000 pax per year. I will try find the media release issued a few months ago.
As has been stated elsewhere, yields are crap and none of the airlines are making a dollar on the sector.
API is owned by a wealthy Bali business that owns bars, clubs and hotels... as far is he is concerned, happy to bring the tourists in at cost price, and make his money from their stay there.
although some travel agents were calling for a ban to bali, it was had no major negative impact. provide a great holiday in the sun to an aussie tourists, and they'll travel no matter what!