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Over the last two years Bali has been battling against a small but growing minority of unruly culturally disrespectful and in some cases criminally inclined tourists visiting the island. Some would argue this is an issue that has been going on for decades. But could the Island of the Gods learn a thing or two …

Read More about Could Bali Learn From Japan’s New Tourism Bans?

Tourists, digital nomads, and expats in Bali have received a warning from the Indonesia Minster for Tourism and Creative Economies. During the Weekly Briefing with Sandi Uno, the Minster responded to viral videos of foreigners lashing out in Bali.  The discussion around badly behaved foreigners in Bali is sadly never far from the headlines nor …

Read More about Bali Tourists Reminded Of Zero Tolerance Stance On Bad Behavior

Tourists behaving badly in Bali has been something of a recurring theme in the news this year. As the island has continued to grapple with foreigners breaking the law and disrespecting local culture, there is one kind of violation in particular that keeps cropping up.  Tourists in Bali have been slammed online for some of …

Read More about Tourists In Bali Criticized For Irresponsible Behaviour While Driving 

In July this year, the Director General of Immigration, Silmy Karim, announced that he would be establishing a dedicated Tourism Task Force to crack down on badly behaved tourists in Bali. This task force organized by the central government came in addition to localized task forces established by the provincial and regency governments in Bali.  …

Read More about Bali’s Tourism Task Force Completes Fresh Round Of Immigration Control Operations

Over the last year, Bali has been working to combat a small but significant minority of tourists who have been violating the law and disrespecting local culture. Violations have ranged from public indecency to driving illegally, but content circulating online shows a shocking rise in the number of tourists shoplifting.  In an Instagram story shared …

Read More about Reports Emerge Of Tourists Shoplifting And Street Begging In Bali

Over the last few months, the authorities in Bali have been working hard to find ways to best manage badly behaved tourists in Bali. While the vast majority of the over 18,000 tourists arriving on the island every day are immaculately behaved, the small but significant minority of disrespectful people are causing a lot of …

Read More about Could A Dedicated Crisis Center Solve Bali’s Bad Tourist Problem?

Bali’s Tourism Task Force and partner authorities have been tasked with completing 100 immigration control operations every month for the rest of the year. This involves investigating foreigners suspected of breaking the law or disrespecting Balinese culture.  The Tourism Task Force and their partners in the Bali Police, Cibil Service, and Immigration have even been …

Read More about Bali’s Tourism Task Force Apprehends More Badly Behaved Foreigners 

Bali’s Deputy Governor, known mostly by his nickname Cok Ace, has spoken to reporters about how campaign efforts have helped curb bad behavior by tourists on the island. Since the beginning of the year Bali has seen a sharp rise in the number of incudes of tourists breaking the law or disrespecting Balinese culture.  Bali’s …

Read More about Deputy Governor Says Tides Have Turned On Badly Behaved Bali Tourists

Bali has already welcomed hundreds of thousands of tourists on their vacations so far this year. While the vast majority of international arrivals on the island are well-behaved and respectful of the law and local customs, Bali has seen a shocking rise in the number of people behaving in seriously worrying ways over the last …

Read More about Bali Police Investigate Four Tourists Based On Worrying Behavior

Immigration officials in Bali have confirmed the successful deportation of an Indian national who was found guilty of stealing high-value items from British tourists on the island. The criminal investigation and deportation operation came as part of the mandate by the Bali Becik Task Force.  Officials from the I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport confirmed …

Read More about Bali Deports Thief Found Guilty Of Targeting Tourists 

Tourism in Bali is booming right now, and rightly so. The Island of the Gods is a blissful destination to visit and has more than earned its place as one of the world’s leading travel destinations. However, with increasing visitor numbers, the island has seen a sharp rise in the number of misbehaving tourists. So …

Read More about Tourists Given Heartfelt Welcome To Bali This Galungan Festival

Bali’s Deputy Governor, Tjokorda Oka Artha Ardana Sukawati, has spoken to the media about his novel solution to help prevent bad behavior from tourists in Bali. The Deputy Governor proposes that rather than name and shame violators who have been deported, only the nature of their misdemeanors will be revealed to the media and listed …

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