The Bangli regional government has decided to reduce entry fees for locals who want to gain access to the Kintamani area.
The Head of the Bangli Tourism and Cultural Office, I Wayan Sugiarta, confirmed that after discussing this issue with the Bangli regional government, everyone has agreed to reduce Kintamani’s entry fees for domestic visitors.
“We’ve agreed to revise Kintamani’s entry policy starting May 1,” Sugiarta said on Saturday (23/4). The meeting on Wednesday (20/4) was attended by the Bangli Regent and several tourism associations. After receiving input from others, the regional government has agreed to reduce the entry fees for Bali residents.
The entry fee for Bali residents went from USD $1.7 (IDR 25,000) to only USD $0.07 (IDR 10,000) per person, while domestic visitors from outside the island are required to pay USD $1.4 (IDR 20,000), from previously USD 1.7 (IDR 25,000).
Sugiarta noted that the revised entry policy is only for Indonesian citizens, and international tourists are still required to pay USD $3.5 (IDR 50,000) to access the area.
However, Sugiarta admitted that this entry fee policy hasn’t affected the number of visitors to Kintamani, as the area has been receiving over 600 visitors daily.
Meanwhile, Bangli Regent Sedana Arta explained that the implementation of the entry fee policy is important to preserve and develop Kintamani as it has been a central source of water and oxygen for Bali residents through its lake and forest area.
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