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TRIBE Celebrate New Hotel Redefining Affordable Boutique Luxury In Bali

World-renowned hotel collection TRIBE is celebrating the launch of the newest addition to the family. TRIBE Bali Kuta Beach has touched down on the Island of the Gods and is bringing a bold design edit to the paradise island.  Tribe is part of Ennismore, a global collective of lifestyle brands, including The Hoxton, 21c Museum …

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World Leaders Touch Down For G20 Summit In Luxury Bali Resort

The big event has finally arrived. After months of planning and thousands of hours of organization, the G20 Summit is finally kicking off in Bali. US President Joe Biden has landed at I Gusti Ngurah Rai and has already been whisked away in ‘The Beast’, security forces have dealt with potential protestors, and tourists are …

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International Health Conference Will Promote Bali Medical Tourism In 2023

Bali Convention Management and the International Medical Council have signed a deal to host the 15th International Medical Council Conference from the 6-9th November 2023. The agreement is set to create a platform to promote Bali as a world leader in medical tourism.  The Chairman of the Indonesian medical Council, Professor Taruna Ikarar MD, Ph.D., …

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Two Arrested On Suspicion Of Planning Protest At G20 In Bali

Security in Bali is tighter than it has ever been. With 14 warships stations in Balinese waters and over 18,000 security officers supporting Operation Grand Castle, it is safe to say that the island is on high alert. It has been confirmed that two Chinese nationals have been arrested on suspicions of planning a protest …

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Tourists Advised That G20 Could Impact Their Bali Holiday

As the G20 Summit conference kicks off in Bali, there are dozens of changes to everyday life on the island that will have a knock-on effect on tourists. From road closures to security officials on the beaches, from private VVIP visits to leading attractions and flight changes, here is everything you need to know about …

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Bali Launches Online System For Visa On Arrival

The Department of Immigration for Indonesia has launched a new way for travelers to acquire their visas on arrival. It is now possible for tourists to apply for an e-VOA before they arrive in the country. Hopefully, this latest development will help streamline the arrival experience for tourists to Bali and beyond.  The Acting Director …

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Government Officials In Bali Identify New Area For Tourism Resort

During an official visit this week, the Governor of West Java voiced an interest in investing in Bali’s Bangli Regency. At present, Bangli Regency receives a moderate amount of tourist interest, less than Badung Regency but far more than Jembana or Karangasem. Bangli Regency is expansive, incorporating Mount Batur and Lake Batur, as well as …

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Bali To Intensify Surveillance As Disorderly Tourists Push Locals To The Limit

Officials in Bali have confirmed that the surveillance of tourists will intensify as locals are being pushed to the limit by unruly visitors. From trampling on sacred temples to revving engines and burning donuts in the road, from haggling too hard to disrespecting local artisans in the name of ‘content,’ locals in Bali are sick …

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Surfers Issue Stark Warnings After Typhoid Case Discovered In Bali

Surfers in Bali have issued stark warnings to fellow ocean lovers as cases of bacterial infections caused by polluted seawater are on the rise. An alarming typhoid case has been confirmed in the last few days, as well as oral infections and pink eye. As the monsoon season is in full swing and high tides …

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Indonesian President Officially Opens New Airport Buildings In Bali

The President of Indonesia, Joko Widodo, has arrived in Bali ahead of the G20 Summit that will start next week. As ever, President Widodo, known locally as Jokowi, has got straight to work on the Island of the Gods. Shortly after he touched down, he officially opened the new VVIP Terminal at I Gusti Ngurah …

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American Tourist Dies After Falling From Bali Infinity Pool

An American tourist has died while on vacation in Bali after falling from the edge of an infinity pool. The woman, known by her initials CML, was 35 years old and believed to be on holiday with her friend, also known by her initials KLH. The incident occurred on Tuesday evening and was confirmed by …

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Hotel Bookings In North Bali Increasing But Slow To Improve In The East

This year has been branded as a year of recovery for the tourism sector in Bali. In the island’s most popular holiday destinations, hotel bookings have returned to almost pre-pandemic levels consistently since July. That said, in areas outside of the leading tourist hotspots, the recovery from the impacts of the pandemic is varied. In …

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