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Hotels In Karangasem Bali Have Received Zero International Tourist Bookings

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The Karangasem Bali Tourism Association has confirmed that hotels in the region haven’t received a single booking for the upcoming year-end holiday.

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The Head of Karangasem Hotel and Restaurant Association, I Wayan Kariasa confirmed that despite all the preparations the hotels have done in Karangasem, they still haven’t received any bookings from international visitors.

“We have prepared the requirements to receive international tourists, but we haven’t recorded a single booking,” Kariasa said.

Amed in Karangasem province

He explained that this situation has affected the majority of Karangasem residents that are financially struggling since Covid-19 pandemic began in 2020.

“We really hope that the government will implement a policy that will attract more visitor and avoid further policies that will continue to harm our economy and people,” Kariasa added.

Bali Temple

Kariasa added that the hotel occupancy in Karangasem has dropped dramatically in comparison with number prior to the pandemic.

“Prior to Covid-19 pandemic, our hotel occupancy was around 40 to 50 percent and even reached 60 percent in December. We haven’t even reached 5 percent as of November this year.” Kariasa concluded.

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Silvia Marty

Friday 26th of November 2021

I had to give up my plan to travel to Bali in December because the visa procedure is not transparent, the insurance requirements are hard to meet and there is just too much uncertainty. I am recovered and fully vaccinated, but I cannot take the risk to be sent right back upon arrival. So sorry for the great people in Bali!!

Warren green

Saturday 20th of November 2021

We are pens and love bali but due all the testing and ect can not afford it

Kevin Skinner

Saturday 20th of November 2021

Friends Here in Australia That Would Normally Go to Bali Once or Twice a Year Won't Go Until Quarantine and Insurances Requirements Are Revoked They are are All Fully Vaccinated So the Extra Expense is Better Spent on Themselves So This Year it's All Off to Thailand

Mark

Saturday 20th of November 2021

You vote for a dumb carpenter to be your president, you starve and get bankrupt in return

Paul Speirs

Friday 19th of November 2021

What do you expect when you have to jump through hoops to get here visa on arrival is a must and no need to quarantine