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60 Bali Hotels Up For Sale Amidst Crumbling Tourism Sector

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A lack of tourism and low occupancy rates of hotels in Bali has led many hotel owners to pack up and sell their business. According to the Indonesian Hotel and Restaurant Association (PHRI), 60 hotels are currently on the market as the travel corridor remains closed and the tourism industry sees no sign of recovery.  

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The head of PHRI Badung, Rai Suryawijaya, confirmed that 60 hotels are currently up for sale after facing a massive decline in sales.

“About 60 hotels in Bali have decided to sell their businesses at the moment,” Suryawijaya said on Thursday (4/2).

He explained that the average hotel occupancy these days is between 5 to 7 percent, making it impossible for businesses to cover operational costs.

(Image: ©The Bali Sun – I Wayan Yaika)

“The second reason is, of course, not being able to repay the bank. They are in debt, and even though the banks offer some leverage at this time, the obligation (to repay) remains.” Suryawinata added.

He predicted that the situation will worsen in the near future as the government has not yet planned to reopen the border.

Accordingly, he urged the central government to provide soft loans in order to save hospitality businesses from bankruptcy.

(Image: ©The Bali Sun – I Wayan Yaika)

He explained that Bali has lost at least USD 712 million (IDR 10 trillion) every month since the pandemic struck last March.

The situation is unbearable for most people in the tourism sector of Bali. “Honestly, we can no longer survive this situation as our earnings cannot sustain operational costs to maintain the building and pay staff salary,” Suryawinata concluded. 

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jan rein oostenveld

Tuesday 9th of February 2021

I come to Bali since 1983 every year, lovely friends over there. As soon as the borders be open, i will be there again


Sunday 7th of February 2021

I'm so sorry this has happened to Bali and it's people, it's such a beautiful place an now everyone is just trying to survive. It was hard enough before when the bombing happened an Bali tried to recover and did well an then the covid, it's hit everywhere hard but the people in Bali are all survivors like the rest but they rely on tourism to help and the families as well as businesses will have to work even harder. Sorry, if I were a multi millionaire I'd buy the island and make sure everyone is looked after. Keep strong Bali.

Wayan Bo

Saturday 6th of February 2021

Even for California, USA, it's very questionable if and when they will recover.

Wayan Bo

Saturday 6th of February 2021

One nice hotel for one nice dollar.