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Virgin Australia Relaunches Adelaide-Bali Route

Today, thousands of Australian travelers woke to the news that Virgin Australia will be relaunching its Adelaide-Bali flight service. The announcement comes as welcome news to travelers from South Australia who are grateful to have more airline providers offering the route. Until now, the direct route had been provided by Jetstar and Qantas.  Virgin Australia …

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Bali Warned To Respect Domestic Visitors

Indonesian Minister for Tourism and Creative Economies, Sandiaga Uno, has warned tourism operators to respect domestic tourists. His statements come just days after an incident of reported discrimination where a local moped rental provider did not allow a domestic tourist to hire a scooter. The incident went viral on Twitter, though those involved denied that …

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Bali Celebrates Arrival Of First Cruise Ship Into Benoa Harbour In 2 Years

The first cruise ship to dock at Benoa Harbour in Bali arrived on Monday the 19th of September. The ship, named Laperouse, arrived in Bali from Australia carrying 250 guests. The vessel is the first of 53 cruise ships scheduled to arrive at Benoa Harbour before the end of 2023.  Laperouse and her guests were …

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Tech Start-Up Aims To Build Bali Metaverse Tourism Experience

Bali Twin Metaverse is an innovative start-up looking to build a digital twin of the Island of the Gods. The project is set to change how tourists can interact with the local culture. The Metaverse experience is marketed as metatourism and offers gamers and blockchain enthusiasts the chance to explore a play-to-earn, full-scale metaverse replica …

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Bali Gyms Fight To Put Island On The Map As Leading Sports Destination

As a destination, Bali proudly boasts something for everyone. While the resort island has become famous for beachside holidays, spiritual self-development, and natural beauty, there is an untapped tourism market that locals are keen to bring to the fore. Sport tourism in Bali is emerging as a growing market on the island. Sports tourism is …

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Batik Air Launches New Non-stop Perth To Bali Flights

Batik Air has announced their new flight right from Perth to Denpasar. The service will run four times weekly and serve thousands of passengers between Western Australia and Bali.  The direct flight takes just 3 hours and 50 minutes. It offers travelers an alternative to JetStar and AirAsia, both of whom serve the same route. …

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Bali Outraged By Viral Video Of Tourists Attacking Local Driver

Bali has been outraged by a viral video of a street fight in Kuta on Saturday night. The footage was snapped by an eyewitness who later posted it on their Instagram. The video caught the attention of Kuta police and local entrepreneur and social justice activist Niluh Djelantik.  Police have confirmed that they are investigating …

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Rural Communities In Bali Experiencing Months Of Serious Water Scarcity

Bali is well known for its pristine beaches, traditional cultural villages, and abundant tropical landscapes. What is lesser acknowledged about the popular holiday destination is that the island is experiencing water scarcity. While the impacts of this are seldom observed by domestic or International visitors, there are currently hundreds of families in rural Bali experiencing …

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Rental Accommodation Prices In Bali’s Cultural Capital Ubud Are Increasing

Bali continues to find its feet in a post-pandemic world. As the island battles with rising fuel costs and inflation, local business owners are working to establish themselves financially in the wake of financial losses experienced over the last two years. This is leading to increases in the cost of rental accommodation in areas often …

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Bali Beach Clubs Vow To Co-operate With Authorities Over Canggu Noise Complaints

Bali’s leading beach club venues have vowed to cooperate with local authorities following noise complaints and a public petition. Earlier this week, an online petition and open letter to industry and government leaders in Bali went viral. The complaints included late-night noise, drunken and disorderly behavior, and disrespect to local spiritual landmarks. The petition quickly …

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Russian Siblings Deported After Being Abandoned By Parents In Bali

Bali Immigration have deported two young siblings to Russia after they were seemingly abandoned by their parents. A 16-year-old her SA, and her 14-year-old brother, RA, were flown back to Russia on Wednesday 16th September.  According to the Head of the Class II Immigration Office of TPI Singaraja, Nanang Mustofa, SA, and RA were deported …

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Bali Government Takes Swift Action Over Canggu Noise Complaints

Officials in Bali have announced that they have implemented a series of steps to tackle noise pollution in Canggu. The news comes just days after they were sent an open letter and petition from local communities calling for action over the noise disturbances in the area. The petition now has over 8,000 signatures and has …

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