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Hotels In Karangasem Bali Keep Operating To Avoid Further Loss

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Several hotels in the Karangasem region have decided to keep operating during the pandemic despite losing thousands of dollars every month.

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The Head of Karangasem Hotel and Restaurant Association (PHRI), I Wayan Kariasa, confirmed that several accommodation businesses in Karangasem decided to avoid closure, as it might cause further damage to their properties.

“Our hotel decided to keep operating, although we there are zero bookings. We have been operating at a loss of USD $3,100 (IDR 45 million) each month since 2020,” said the man who also works as a manager at Ashyana Candidasa Hotel.

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Kariasa explained that they still need to pay for the electricity, water, and building maintenance. The property might incur more damage if it was completely closed down.

The management also decided to change the employment system. Workers will now receive a salary dependent on the hotel’s occupancy.

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“Workers will only get their salary based on their attendance. They only work if we have guests. We’re unable to pay their basic salary for now.” Each worker will receive USD $5.2 (IDR 75,000) for six hours of work.

Meanwhile, other hotels maintained 50 percent of their total employees, with a similar pay structure.

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Wayan Bo

Tuesday 1st of February 2022

So they can serve each other.

Wayan Bo

Friday 4th of February 2022

@J West, in 1980’s daily salary was one US $

Hotel stuffs monthly salary was 150 bucks. Therefore people from Sumatra are coming to Bali to apply for such well paid jobs.

J West

Wednesday 2nd of February 2022

@Wayan Bo, Wow….paying workers $5 a day is a trip back to the 19th century. Does that include breakfast?

Maureen Muntz

Tuesday 1st of February 2022

Oh im so happy for the peaple, finaly this goverment is doing something, but must get rid of visa it will stop peaple from comming, and no qarantine we are all fully vaxed