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Japanese tourists top list of tourist arrivals to Bali
February 11th, 2009

Denpasar, Bali (ANTARA News) - A total of 359,827 Japanese tourists visited Bali in 2008, accounting for 18.06 percent of the total number of foreign tourists coming to the resort island that year.

The number of Japanese tourists visiting Bali last year represented a 2.21 percent increase from the year before, head of the local statistics office Ida Komang Wisnu said on Tuesday.

Bali`s unique arts and culture as well as panoramic scenery served as special attractions for Japanese tourists to visit the world-renowned resort island, he said.

Data from the statistics office show Japan topped the list of countries in terms of foreign tourists coming to Bali last year.

Trailing behind Japan in the second place was Australia with 313,313 tourists, jumping 52.68 percent from the year before when the figure was recorded at 205,205.

South Korea came in third with 134,909 tourists (6.77 percent), followed by China 131,909 (6.59 percent), Taiwan 130,449 (6.55 percent), Malaysia 129,727 (6.51 percent), the United Kingdom 82,827 (4.16 percent), Germany 82,686 (4.15 percent) and France 77,379 (3.88 percent), and the United States 68,619 (3.44 percent).

The data also show the number of foreign tourists from other countries was recorded at 481,244, up 24.16 percent from a year earlier.

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The Legian Bali
Jl. Laksamana, Seminyak, 80361, Seminyak, Bali - Indonesia

New General Manager at The Legian

Seminyak, Bali - February 16, 2009 The Legian is pleased to announce the appointment of Carla Petzold-Beck as General Manager, effective February 2.

Carla brings extensive hotel management, eco-tourism and property investment experience to her new role at The Legian, where she will be responsible for the resortís 66 suites as well as The Club at The Legian.

She replaces Andreas Herbst, who has moved to The Saujana in Kuala Lumpur, another exclusive General Hotel Management (GHM) resort.

Throughout her 14-year career, Carla has gained an in-depth understanding of the running and finances of a hotel at every level, working her way up to senior management positions at some of the worldís leading properties in Europe, Central America and South-East Asia.

Most recently, Carla was General Manager of the GHM-operated Carcosa Seri Negara in Kuala Lumpur, where she was responsible for a 13-suite historic boutique hotel with 90 staff members. Before that, she oversaw the pre-opening and opening of Morganís Rock Hacienda and Ecolodge, one of Latin Americaís most renowned agro-tourism operations. As General Manager of the 5-star resort, she was responsible for all operations, pre-opening purchasing, coordination with the management company and owners, and hiring, training and mentoring of 50 staff members across all hotel departments.

Fluent in four languages (German, English, French and Spanish), Carla completed her hotel management education at Cornell University in New York, where she graduated in 1995 with a Bachelor degree at the School of Hotel Administration. Notably, she was among the few top students to be named to the Deanís List.

Following her studies, she began her career in Europe, where she held senior management positions at hotels in Germany, France and Switzerland. She gained experience across a wide range of hotel departments, from events and conventions to sales and food and beverage.

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