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Bali Expects To Receive 18,000 Visitors During The Eid-al Fitr Holiday

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The Bali provincial government predicts that Bali will receive an influx of domestic tourists starting this week.

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Bali Vice Governor Tjokorda Oka Artha Ardhana Sukawati (Cok Ace) confirmed that Bali is expected to receive a significant increase in domestic visitors during the Eid Al-Fitr holiday season that starts on April 29.

“We expect to receive 18,000 to 20,000 domestic visitors daily during the upcoming holiday season as we received over 13,000 domestic visitors during the year-end holiday season last year,” Cok Ace said on Friday (22/4).

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Although it’s not expected to affect international arrivals, Cok Ace was optimistic that this would encourage most domestic tourists to begin traveling again.

Cok Ace admitted that despite reopening the border for international tourists, hotel occupancy across the island has only reached 10 percent.

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“Although we reopened the border for international visitors, the majority of our hotels haven’t even crossed 10 percent of occupancy. Some of them are 60 percent occupied but it’s only in specific areas like Nusa Dua and Ubud,” Cok Ace added.

He also explained that most international visitors are concentrated in areas of the Badung region, such as Canggu, Nusa Dua, Kerobokan, and Kuta. Only a few chose other places to stay in.

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Lee

Sunday 24th of April 2022

Visa on arrival costs are silly also, Australia is one of the largest tourism market but you want to charge us for visas yet some Asian countries get it free and are a smaller market. I feel more Australians will be skipping Bali this year for Thailand ,Vietnam etc and by the time you get the rules changed everybody has probably already booked their flights to other countries so could still be a slow year for the island because if your government.

Randy

Wednesday 27th of April 2022

@Lee, Australia has not seen a steady flow of foreign tourists either. To quote: The controversial zero Covid policy and Border closures in the last two years still seem ingrained in the minds of tourists, even after international flights were allowed to restart. Even if though the border is open to vaccinated individuals, Sydney Airport, the country's most important hub, has been 'eerily quiet' compared to before.

To quote: It's worth noting that traveling for tourism purposes in Australia does not exempt unvaccinated visitors from the entry ban. Additionally, unlike the vaccinated, those who are exempt and are yet to be immunized must still take a pre-departure test.

Atthwal

Monday 25th of April 2022

@Lee, I think we have some unthinking Government representatives to thank for this debacle and it's certainly not Sandiaga Uno. Bali government with the help of Minister Sandiaga should pressure the central government for more tourist friendly policies.

Lee

Sunday 24th of April 2022

You will revive Australia with stopping pre departure testing. Do rapid test on arrival and cut the via expense. Australians have also done it hard over here with losing jobs lack of rental housing and soaring cost of living. A pcr here is 150 to 250 dollars absolute ridiculous for a family to come over there with all these unnecessary costs. This money would normally be spent in local business. Time to wake up Indonesia.

Wayan Bo

Monday 25th of April 2022

@Lee, Covid, inflation, recession, food shortages and war aren’t good tourism supporter.

Atthwal

Monday 25th of April 2022

@Lee,

Well said Lee. Indonesia is losing out to other S E Asian countries because of the PCR requirement. Rapid Test and insuranceis enough.

Gary

Sunday 24th of April 2022

I think if the Indonesia Government reintroduced the social visa and Garuda airline started up return to Sydney direct then s lot more tourists would visit Bali

Mat

Sunday 24th of April 2022

18,000? Naaah, 48,000 at least! SUDDENLY next Monday people will start pouring down on Bali, I'm sure, so get ready with all the healthy measurements, keep them 1,5m from each other (what doesn't make any sense), make sure they all have masks on (that neither stop the transmission nor prevent the person who wears it from getting the deadly virus). Also, pay attention that everybody cleans their hands and GOD HELP THEM, that nobody, and I will say this one more time - NOBODY touches the knobs, barriers and handrails. You know what, actually you should give everybody leather gloves right after they leave the plane, so that we know everybody is a little bit safer. Also, what I would do if I were to decide, I would ask all of the airport staff to wear gas masks during the while day, so that they won't be exposed on the super deadly virus. Gosh, Bali government is so dumb. Allowing people from all over the world to come in, while this biological weapon is out there killing hundreds, wait, thousands(!) of innocent people every day. That's really an act of desperation. It has to be. Otherwise, knowing there's ENORMOUS risk of letting the virus on the island, yet opening the airport for international flights is like a dead wish.

Wow, interesting times. Full of farce, disinformation, propaganda and NWO ideas. But yet truly interesting.

Bye, bye Bali. Will keep my memories deep inside.

It's a ghost town, now. No going back.

Randy

Monday 25th of April 2022

@Mat,

Wayan Bo

Saturday 23rd of April 2022

In 1980’s more or less all females was topless on beach, today they are fully covered.