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