Bali Officials plan to hold 20 national big events in 2021 to increase the enthusiasm of domestic tourists to visit the island.
The Head of Bali Tourism Agency, Putu Astawa said that Bali is expected to host these big events this year to attract more domestic visitors, especially when the border remains closed for international visitors. “These events will be held in Bali as an effort from the government to increase more visitors from all around Indonesia during the Covid-19 pandemic .” Astawa said in Denpasar on Tuesday (6/4).
But Astawa admitted that he can’t really expect too much during these times as the pandemic has caused many people to become reluctant to travel. “Prior to the pandemic, we used to have 16,000 visitors each day. But during this time, we can only expect to receive around 30% of that. And I think if we have at least 5,000 visitors each day, that should be enough.” Astawa added.
The events that Putu Astawa is set to host this year are :
- Nusa Penida Festival
- Nusa Dua International Run
- Pesona Nusa Dua Fiesta 2021
- Ubud Writers and Readers Festival
- Gianyar Layang-Layang Festival
- Ubud Jazz Festival
- Jatiluwih Festival
- Kerambitan Festival
- Tanah Lot Weekend II
- Denpasar Festival
- Bali And Beyond Travel Fair
- Bali Art Festival
- Tabanan Amazing Race
- Karangasem Cultural Movement Carnaval 2021
- Panglipuran Festival
- Makepun Festival
- Umabian Fest
- Bali Cycling Marathon
- Buleleng Festival
- Pemuteran Festival
“In order to support these events, we will cooperate with several travel agencies in multiple cities around Indonesia to optimize the domestic market by reaching offices, schools and communities in their areas.” Astawa concluded.
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