With 2023 coming to a close, top tourist attractions in Bali are already looking to the year ahead.
In 2024, there are set to be some big changes in Bali, and the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economies is targeting the welcoming of 11.4 million international arrivals across the country.
Bali is the biggest tourist destination in Indonesia. With more than 4.5 million international arrivals welcomed to the island in 2023, next year, the province is set to be as busy as it was before the pandemic.
With the period of economic recovery almost coming to a close, tourism attractions on the island are ready to increase the price of tickets either back to their pre-pandemic fees or in line with current inflation rates.
Last week, tourism managers confirmed that the world-famous Tanah Lot Temple will be increasing its entry fees to tourists, but now two more major attractions have confirmed a hike in fees. These are the first of many anticipated ticket price increases predicted in 2024.
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The management team at Tanah Lot Temple in Tabanan Regency has confirmed that as of the 1st of January increased ticket prices for adult domestic tourists will be set at IDR 30,000 from IDR 20,000 as it is currently.
For domestic tourist children, the price will increase from IDR 15,000 to IDR 20,000
For adult foreign tourists the ticket price will increase from IDR 60,000 to IDR 75,000 and for children, tickets will increase from IDR 30,000 to IDR 40,000.
At the time of the announcement the Head of Public Relations for DTW Tanah Lot, I Putu Erawan, told reporters, “As ticket prices increase, we are making maximum arrangements so that tourists feel comfortable.” Erawan added that KITAS holders will be allowed to pay domestic rates.
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Cultural tourism is booming in Bali right now.
While kicking back and relaxing at the beach is certainly still the activity of choice for hundreds of thousands of holidaymakers, more and more people are taking a deep dive into Balinese unique heritage.
Erawan told reporters that international visits to Tanah Lot are on the rise.
He explained, “The visits that dominate now are Australia, India, and Asia. Including tourists from China, large groups have also started visiting. Previously, China only came individually, but now there are large groups.”
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Tanah Lot is just one of three big tourist attractions that will be increasing ticket prices in 2024.
Officials from Ulun Danu Beratan have also revealed that they will hike entry fees.
The entrance ticket price to the Ulun Danu Beratan Tabanan Tourist Attraction DTW will increase on the 1st of January 2024 for domestic tourists. However, entry fees for foreign tourists will remain the same.
The new fee system for domestic tourists will vary throughout the week.
The ticket price remains the same for foreign tourists, and the change in fees for domestic tourists suggests that the team at Ulun Danu Beratan wants to see more international tourists visit the site and incentivize a more even flow of domestic visitors.
Entry fees for adult foreign tourists will still charged at IDR 75,000 and IDR 50,000 for children.
Manager of Ulun Danu Beratan I Wayan Mustika told reporters domestic tourists must pay IDR 30,000 on weekdays and that ”the weekend fare will be IDR 50,000 next year.”
“Previously, it was IDR 30,000. This ticket increase is specifically for domestic only. [Ticket prices] for foreign tourists and Balinese locals remain the same.”
The third ticket increase will be brought into place at Sangeh Monkey Forest on the 1st of January. The lesser-known monkey forest sits just 30 minutes from the heart of Ubud. This is the biggest hike in fees so far.
As Sangeh Monkey Forest is building in popularity with tourists, ticket prices will increase from IDR 30,000 to IDR 75,000 per international visitor.
The Sangeh Monkey Forest Management team has confirmed that this new ticket price increase also includes food that tourists can feed to the monkeys.
This is an activity many travel agents and animal welfare specialists are trying to move away from encouraging.
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