Tanah Lot Visited by 475.257 Tourist in Semester I of 2022
In the transition period from the pandemic to the current Covid-19 endemic, tourist visits at Tanah Lot Tourist Attraction, Tabanan, Bali seem to be starting to return to normal.
Assistant Manager of Tanah Lot; Putu Toni Wirawan said, compared to the previous year during the Covid-19 pandemic, tourist visits to Tanah Lot DTW currently experienced a significant increase. "Last year the number of tourist visits was recorded at 274,037 people. This year, until the end of June, the number of tourist visits had reached 475,257 people," he said.
Looking at the visit data in the first semester, he is optimistic that the number of tourist visits in 2022 can exceed tourist visits at the Tanah Lot in 2020 in the early days of covid which reached 617,687 people. "Tourist visits at Tanah Lot during the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 and 2021 did experience a drastic decline compared to previous years. "Before Covid-19, tourist visits to Tanah Lot in 2018 reached 3,335,822. In 2019, at the beginning of COVID-19, the number of visits fell to 2,797,216 people. After that, it immediately dropped to less than 1 million people," he explained.
According to Putu Toni, although tourist visits to Tanah Lot are not as normal as they were before Covid-19, based on data on visits in the first semester of 2022 from month to month, it has shown an increasing trend. Both domestic and foreign tourists visit. "Based on our records, domestic tourists visit more than foreign tourists. In the first semester, the number of domestic tourists visited was 420,535 people. Meanwhile, foreign tourists are 54,722 people," he said.
Putu Toni added, based on the first semester visit data, from month to month tourist visits to Tanah Lot be broken down as follows, in January there were 64,645 domestic tourists and 936 foreign tourists. In February, there were 39,767 domestic tourists and 897 international tourists. In March, there were 42,821 domestic tourists and 1,574 international tourists. In April 22,800 domestic tourists, 7,100 foreign tourists. In May, domestic tourists were 129,917 people, foreign tourists were 17,463 people and in June were 120,585 domestic tourists, and 26,569 international tourists. “The number of foreign tourist visits has increased significantly. In January there were only 936 people, in June it had jumped to 26,569 people,” he said.
Although tourist visits to Tanah Lot have not been as normal as before Covid-19, based on data from month to month visits in 2022, it has shown an increasing trend. Both domestic and foreign tourists visit.