The tourism sector in Bali is expected to fall into a deeper financial crisis due to the travel restrictions that will be in place during the upcoming holiday season.
As The Bali Sun previously reported the central government has decided to ban all domestic travelers from both arriving and departing Bali during the Eid Al-Fitr celebration. This policy was put in place as a prevention step from the government to avoid Covid-19 cases from surging during the holiday season.
The Senior Associate Director Research Colliers Indonesia, Ferry Salanto predicted that the occupancy rates of Bali hotels in 2021 won’t be showing any significant changes. “With this many hotel rooms available and the lack of visitors, Bali hotels have no choice other than to wait for the situation to get better.” Salanto said.
He also explained that the promotions that the hotels have been trying to offer haven’t shown a significant result. But he admitted that the Covid-19 vaccine distribution gave a positive signal to gain people’s trust to start traveling again. “The distribution of the Covid vaccine brings hope to the tourism sector in Bali as the central government plans to reopen the international travel corridor by July.