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Charter Flight From Mainland China To Bali Officially Confirmed

The Ministry for Tourism and Creative Economies have confirmed the first charter flight from mainland China to Bali. Though it remains the case that there are no direct commercial flights from mainland China to I Gusti Ngurah Rai International, the request for a charter flight has given a boost of hope to tourism leaders on …

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Bali Praised By Chinese Foreign Ministry For Making Tourism Accessible For Mandarin Speakers

The Chinese Foreign Ministry has praised the Indonesian government for making leading tourist attractions accessible for Mandarin speakers. The compliments come as Bali prepares to welcome the first arrivals from mainland China since borders opened on the 8th of January. Though there are no direct flights from mainland China to Denpasar, Ministers are hopeful that …

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Bali Prepares To Welcome Back Chinese Tourists In 2023 And Predicts Economic Growth

As it has been confirmed that China will reopen its borders from 8th January 2023, Bali tourism businesses are preparing to welcome a sharp increase in arrivals. The Bali Tourism Board have spoken to reporters about their predictions for the start of the year. In light of other countries implementing mandatory PCR testing for travelers …

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Bali To Focus On Attracting High-Earning Chinese Tourists When Borders Open

The Head of the Bali Provincial Tourism Office, Tjokorda Bagus Pemayun, has told the media about the department’s plans to attract high-earning Chinese tourists when borders eventually reopen. It remains the case that citizens in mainland China remain unable to travel internationally for leisure purposes. Despite heavy restrictions in place, with no sign of them …

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Bali Businesses Hope To See Return Of Chinese Tourists In 2023

Business owners in Bali have told reporters that they are hopeful that direct flights from mainland China to Bali will resume in 2023. Travelers from mainland China have not yet been permitted to travel for tourism purposes to Indonesia, and business owners on the island are banking on that changing by early next year. Before …

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Bali Governor Meets With Chinese Ambassador To Discuss Future Of Tourism

Bali’s Governor Wayan Koster received an honorary visit from the Chinese Ambassador to ASEAN Countries, HE Deng Xijun. Governor Koster met with Ambassador Xijun on the afternoon of Friday 19th August, the meeting was a resounding success; the pair discussed the future of tourism, education, and the upcoming G20 Summit that is being held in …

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Chinese Tourists Could Return To Bali June 15th

Head of the Bali provincial tourism office Mr Putu Astawa, says that Chinese tourists will be returning to Bali as early as June 15th.  Minister of Tourism,  Wishnutama Kusubandio held a video conference on Saturday where tourism leaders discussed future dates for reopening their regions.  Indonesian President Joko Widodo, also has been optimistic about seeing …

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Chinese Tourists Already In Bali Will Be Permitted To Stay As Government Extends Visas

A number of Chinese tourists stuck in Bali after the Indonesian government stopped flights to China will be allowed to stay in Bali and offered visa extensions. The visa extension was granted by Deputy Governor of Bali, Tjokorda Oka Artha Ardhana Sukawati alias Cok Ace on Wednesday. With the visa extension, automatically Chinese tourists can …

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With Chinese Gone From Bali Beaches, Tourism Takes a Hit

With Indonesia suspending visas to Chinese citizens in the wake of the outbreak of the deadly novel coronavirus, the country risks missing its target to lure a record number of tourists this year. Foreign tourist arrivals into Indonesia climbed 2% to 16.1 million last year, the country’s statistics bureau said Monday. Chinese visitors at 2.1 …

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Chinese Suspect Facing Harsh Penalty For 3 Kilograms In Suitcase

A chinese man is facing the death penalty after being caught trying to smuggle in 3 kilograms of Methamphetamine at the Bali Ngurah Rai Airport. 43-year-old Ping Kwong remained calm and relaxed as he was arrested at the airport when officials found drugs in his suitcase. Officials say the man was acting suspicious which led …

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Nusa Penida Hit Hard After Chinese Tourists Drop ‘100%

Bali tourism operators and agencies have said that Chinese visitors are now down 100% in Nusa Penida due to the Corona virus outbreak. I Putu Darmaya, a hotel owner in Nusa Penida said that since the outbreak, Chinese tourists to his area have plummeted 100 percent. As a result, a number of accommodations in Nusa …

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Over 10,000 Chinese Tourists Have Cancelled Their Trips To Bali

The coronavirus outbreak has put a dent in Indonesia’s tourism, as some 10 thousand Chinese tourists chose to cancel their plans to visit Bali, one of the world’s most famous resort islands. Chairperson of the Indonesian Travel Agent Association (Astindo) Elly Hutabarat confirmed here on Thursday that the corona virus outbreak had a significant impact …

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