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An Australian tradesman insists he’s a new person, lucky to walk free from Bali police custody after compensating the taxi driver he was accused of bashing.  Tore Bempasciuto was released after eight “pretty rough” days in Kuta police lock-up and is now urging other Aussies to “be smart” while visiting the holiday island. “It’s a …

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The Indian tourism market is exploding and Bali is expected to attract 600 thousand Indian tourists this year which is an increase from 2019’s target of 450 thousand. According to the Head of the Badung Tourism Board, Made Badra, it will need hard work and cooperation from all of stakeholders to achieve this target. The …

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Police in Bali said the foreign man who pulled a freestyle stunt while riding his motorcycle in Seminyak has left the country, after a search for him began last week following a video of his stunt going viral on social media.  “It was circulating widely on social media, [but] the person has managed to escape,” Adi Sulistyo …

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Despite volcanic eruptions, garbage-filled beaches and aggressive tourist behaviour the number of Aussies travelling to Bali reached record levels in 2019. Last year Mount Agung caused more travel chaos, earthquakes shook the local streets and mountains of garbage washed up on Bali’s shores from East Java resulting in the nickname “trash island”. The popular tourist …

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The Head of the Bali Provincial Tourism Board, Putu Astawa, said that his side did not see the presence of gay tourists in Bali as a problem. The presence of gay tourists will be well received as long as they don’t violate the laws, norms and ethics that apply in Bali. This statement was delivered …

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State-owned Enterprises Minister Erick Thohir says he plans to make Benoa Port in Bali as the “world-class port” by integrating the port service, business, and tourism. “Benoa will become a one-stop area facilitated by art center, culinary tour, and SME trading center. There will also be convention hall, trading center, and many others,” the minister said in his official statement …

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Bali has been on top for a long time and has appeared in 100’s of top places to travel lists around the world. All of the spotlight from Instagram, Travel magazines, Influencers and Travel Bloggers have put Bali on almost everyone’s bucketlist.  Unfortuntely it has come at a big cost. With failing infrastructure, nightmare traffic …

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The number of Chinese tourists visiting Bali last year dropped 35 per cent, raising eyebrows throughout the hospitality sector as China is no longer the leading source of tourism in Bali.  According to the Bali Tourism Board, the overall number of visitors to the island for the first 10 months of the year grew by …

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Q. I’m planning a second visit to Bali and would like to stay somewhere outside the main tourist areas that’s still easy to access. Where would you recommend? A. To get well off the beaten track without leaving the island of Bali, I recommend the fantastic glamping spot at Menjangan Dynasty Resort on the northern coast …

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Badung District in Bali Province, has set a target of attracting some 6.2 million foreign tourists during 2020. “So in 2020, based on the Regional Medium-Term Development Plan (RPJMD) we set a target of 6.2 million people. That target is very moderate for us to achieve,” I Made Badra, the Head of the Badung Tourism …

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Travel players in Bali are crying foul over the regency government’s surprise price hike on entrance fees for popular attractions, saying that they will have to bear the price difference for contracts inked before the change. The new tariffs came into effect on January 1, 2020 in a bid by the regency government to boost …

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