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Leaders In Bali Will Invite Bloggers And Influencers To Promote Village Tourism

The Badung Tourism Office in Bali has announced that they will establish an intensive promotional campaign to encourage visitors to the island to explore local tourism villages. The Head of the Badung Tourism Office, I Nyoman Rudiartha, has shared plans to encourage more people to support community and cultural tourism programs in the regency. Badung …

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Bali Aims To Have 140,000 Electric Motorcycles On The Streets By 2026

The government of Bali has set a target to have 140,000 electric motorcycles on the island’s streets by 2026. The ambitious 3-year target comes as leaders endeavor to reduce carbon emissions across Bali and create a sustainable transition to a greener future. The target comes as part of the launch event for the Regional Action …

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Indonesia Announces Online Visa Extension That Will Save Bali Tourists Time

Indonesia’s Minister of Law and Human Rights and the Directorate General of Immigration has publicly announced a new way for tourists to extend their visas. It is now possible for tourists in Indonesia who entered the country on a visa on arrival or an electronic visa on arrival to apply to extend their stay online. …

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Heavy Rain In Bali’s Canggu Leads To Flooded Roads, And Photo Opportunities

Bali’s monsoon season is in full swing. Weather warnings from the Center for Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysics in Denpasar are in place until Friday, 27th January, and will likely be extended. The monsoon season brings with it a higher risk of landslides, flooded roads, and damage to buildings and old trees caused by storms. For …

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Local Leader Happy That Visits To Bali’s Famous Kuta Beach Are Increasing

Once the busiest beach in Bali, since the borders reopened in February 2022, Kuta Beach has seen fewer visits than local tourism leaders would have hoped. While last year has been noted as a resounding success for tourism in Bali as the island emerged from the pandemic, tourism business owners in the Kuta area have …

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Tourism Leaders In Bali Want To See More Promotions Of Nature Experiences In 2023

The first month of the year may almost be over, but tourism leaders in Bali are still mapping out the year ahead. Earlier this week, Bali was announced as a strong second place in Tripadvisor’s Travelers’ Choice Awards; now, tourism leaders are speaking out about their predictions for travel trends in 2023. The Chairman of …

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Australian Tourist’s Claim Of Attack In Bali Revealed To Be Motorcycle Crash

In a shocking turn of events, it has been revealed that an Australian tourist, who was taken to the hospital with severe injuries after a suspected violent attack, had actually experienced a motorcycle crash as a result of drunk driving. Friends of Lachlan’ Lachie’ Hunt had set up a fundraiser to help cover his rising …

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Passengers Involved In Bali Fast Boat Disaster Awarded Compensation

An investigation remains underway into the fast boat that sunk off the coast of Bali. The incident, regarded as one of the worst fast-boat disasters in recent history, happened on Tuesday, 3rd January, amidst warnings from the Center for Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysics in Denpasar not to travel by sea unless absolutely necessary. Now, police …

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Bali Authorities Ban Tourists From Swimming At Nusa Penida’s Famous Beaches Over Safety Concerns

Police in Nusa Penida have announced that swimming on world-famous Kelingking Beach will be prohibited for the foreseeable future. They have also announced a swimming ban on two more of the island’s famous natural landmarks; Diamond Beach and Angel Billabong Beach. This is due to rising safety concerns about the picturesque coastal destination after a …

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British Citizen Detained By Officers In Bali For Causing Disturbance To Canggu Residents

A British citizen was detained by officers from Bali’s Civil Service (Saptol PP) on Thursday, 19th January. The man, known by his initials AM, is 39-years-old age. Local residents in Pererenan Village in Canggu, contacted the authorities after observing erratic and distressing behaviour by the tourist. It was later revealed by Bali Civil Service officials …

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Bali Wins Second Place In Tripadvisor’s Travelers’ Choice Awards

Bali has only gone and done it again! Is the Island of the Gods ever going to fall off the podium as one of the best travel destinations in the world?! Tripadvisor has released its Travelers’ Choice Awards, the Best of the Best for 2023, and Bali has come in second place. Missing out narrowly …

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Bali’s Kuta Beach Increases Security After Gang Attacks Young Couple

Officials in Bali are tightening security operations along Kuta Beach in light of a recent attack on tourists. The incident occurred on Monday 16th January, and after an investigation, police can now reveal details of the attack to the public. A task force has been deployed to monitor beach activity, deter criminals, and reassure the …

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