The Indonesian Tourism Industry Association has objected to the government’s plan to increase the tariff of the visa on arrival program for international travelers.
The Head of the Indonesian Tourism Industry Association, IB Agung Partha Adnyana, confirmed that all the tourism stakeholders in Bali have decided to object to the plan to increase the visa on arrival fees. The government plans to increase the price for each international traveler from USD $35 (IDR 500,000) to USD $105 (IDR 1.5 million).
“We and the other 10 tourism stakeholders objected to this policy,” Adnyana said during a discussion about ‘Collaborative Action For Bali International Traffic Rebound 2022’ in Nusa Dua on Thursday (14/4).
During the forum, Adnyana asked the President of the State Enterprise for Tourism In Journey, Dony Oskaria, to help the tourism sector convey this objection to the related Ministers.
“I asked Mr. Dony to communicate our objection to the related Ministers through an official forum,” Adnyana added. He is concerned as it might disrupt the progress the tourism sector has been experiencing since the government eased restrictions.
“I’m worried that this would affect the tourism sector, right when the influx of international visitors is increasing. Right now we have welcomed an average of 2,500 visitors per day in the last three consecutive days,” Adnyana concluded.
Meanwhile, the President of Angkasa Pura I for Bali Airport, Faik Fahmi, stated that Bali Airport is still offering a 50 percent discount on its landing fee policy for international flights.
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