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Tourism Minister Optimistic of Bali Economy in 2021

He highlighted the priority of tourism workers for vaccination in order to help the economy. He noted that the vaccination process and the reopening of the international travel corridor this year could bring growth of 3% to 4.8% to Bali’s economy, according to the data from Statistic Center Agency, Indonesian Bank, and World Bank. “It …

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Poverty In Bali Surges As Tourism Sector Devastated By Pandemic

The global pandemic has devastated Bali’s tourism-based economy, causing poverty to surge across the island. Indonesia’s decision to close international borders in March of 2020 proved devastating consequences on Bali’s tourism industry, causing layoffs, business closures, and lack of economic activity.

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Tourism Minister Invites Indonesian Entrepreneurs To Work From Bali

The Indonesian Tourism Minister, Sandiaga Uno, has invited entrepreneurs and professionals from Indonesia to work from Bali to help recover the tourism sector and boost economic activity on the island.  After recently setting up an office in Bali, The Tourism Minister is focusing on recovery strategies while gaining insight from affected business owners. During an …

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Gov’t Must Prepare $80 Million USD To Finance Complete Lockdown In Bali

The enforcement of a total lockdown proposed by the Head of Gianyar House of Representative, I Wayan Tagel Winarta, has caused controversy among the people in Bali. If approved, the provincial government must allot a budget of USD $80 million to finance the complete lockdown, in which case each individual would receive USD $1.4 per …

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Bali Senator Urges Government To Impose Full Lockdown

The Head of Gianyar House of Representatives, I Wayan Tagel Winarta, has urged the Bali provincial government to impose a complete lockdown in all of Bali. With a partial lockdown currently implemented in Bali and Java, Winarta questioned its effectiveness, as COVID-19 cases continue to increase day by day. (Image: ©The Bali Sun – I …

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40 Hotels And Restaurants In Bali Reject Proposed Gov’t Bailout Saying It’s Not Enough

The Indonesian Tourism and Creative Economy Ministry allotted a combined grant of USD264,285 (IDR3.7 billion) to 120 hotels and restaurants in Klungkung District. Out of which, 40 have declined the government aid stating it’s simply not enough.  (Image: ©The Bali Sun – I Wayan Yaika) 91 hotels and 29 restaurants were qualified by the central …

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Tourism Minister Requests Visa On Arrival Be Reinstated For Bali

The Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy, Sandiaga Uno, invited Bali’s tourism business owners and stakeholders to discuss the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic in an effort to strategize plans going forward. (Image: ©The Bali Sun – I Wayan Yatika) “I want to hear from tourism businesses and stakeholders about the obstacles faced during …

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133,000 Trip Cancelations Following New Entry Requirements For Bali

Following the new government regulation on domestic entry requirements, hospitality and tourism in Bali is facing a heavy decline in bookings.  The Indonesian Hotel and Restaurant Association (PHRI) announced that USD $22.4 million (IDR 317 billion) have since been refunded for trip cancelations from domestic tourists. (Image: ©The Bali Sun – I Wayan Yatika) The …

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Crippled Tourism Industry and Drought Lead to Starvation in East Bali

Starvation in East Bali is on the rise as the crumbling tourism sector that once contributed aid can no longer afford to do so. A lack of resources paired with the long term drought in the region has left the people of East Bali in serious need of help. (Image: ©The Bali Sun – I …

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Pandemic Causes Bali Unemployment Rates To Reach All Time High

The unemployment in Bali rate has reached 5.6% as 235,200 residents have lost their jobs since the Covid-19 pandemic began ten months ago. The ultimately high unemployment trend caused by the pandemic has surpassed previous records set by incidents like the Bali bombings and eruption of Mount Agung in 2018. (Image: ©The Bali Sun – …

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