The Bali Sky Tourism Association has started to prepare for the day when international tourists will return to Bali. Accordingly, a meeting was held at Mertasari Beach in Sanur on Friday (19/2) to discuss plans to promote sky tourism.
The Head of Bali Paragliding Provincial Administrator, Rizky Widiantara said that in order to begin the preparation stage of the international travel corridor, he initiated the meeting with several related stakeholders to unify a vision to promote sky tourism in Bali.
“The meeting was facilitated by the Air Force, and we chose Mertasari Beach because it’s quiet,” Widiantara said on Friday.
He explained that the meeting was held to collaborate all the members of the Sky Tourism Association to prepare before starting to operate their businesses in the near future.
He noted that China is also preparing to reinstate a travel corridor by this summer, and Bali should plan accordingly.
“I also heard that the Chinese government plans to revoke their travel restrictions this year, and it’s a good thing for us as the Chinese tourist was the biggest market for this business before the pandemic struck,” Widiantara added.
The Sky Tourism Association is also planning to hold a paragliding competition in Bali later this year.
“We plan to hold a paragliding Asia Cup Competition 2021, and we already have several options for the venue of this event, like Pandawa Beach and Bukit Buluh in Klungkung,” Widiantara said.
Meanwhile, a paramotor rider named Bruno Hopff from Switzerland who has been living in Bali for over 17 years said that Bali has the biggest potential for developing sky tourism in Indonesia.
“It’s really sad to see my friends who need to stop their paragliding business from operating due to the pandemic, I hope the situation will get better soon,” said Hopff.
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Tuesday 23rd of February 2021
One of next meetings could be also held in Sky Garden, Legian.