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Hundreds of MotoGP Attendees Cancel Their Hotel Reservations In Bali

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Hundreds of hotel reservations in Karangasem, Bali that were booked by MotoGP attendees have been canceled.

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The Head of the Karangasem Hotel and Restaurant Association, I Wayan Kariasa, confirmed that over 500 hotel rooms that had been prepared to host MotoGP attendees had canceled reservations.

The visitors decided to stay in Lombok island instead, where the international race event will be held from March 18 to 20.

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“When they were scheduled to give the deposit, they didn’t make any payment to the hotels,” Kariasa said.

Prior to the mass cancelation, 500 hotel rooms and fast boats were prepared to accommodate hundreds of MotoGP supporters who had planned to stay in Karangasem during the event.


200 of the 500 rooms had been pre-booked by domestic travelers who planned to stay in Karangasem. Unfortunately, several days before the start of the event, all those travelers failed to complete their payment and decided to book their accommodation in Lombok.

“The travelers decided to stay Lombok instead of Bali because it’s closer to the venue and they still have over 2,600 hotel rooms available,” Kariasa concluded.

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Sunday 20th of March 2022

Many people can’t travel anywhere we are the unvaccinated even though it makes absolutely no sense cause everybody can catch and give Covid.


Monday 21st of March 2022

@Janine, at least vaccinated folks will not be hospitalized and die as much as those who did not get jabbed.


Saturday 19th of March 2022

People canceled because a boat with a capacity of 1600 spots named KLM Kelud, which belongs to the Government, has been offered for free as an accommodation solution.

Melanie Double

Saturday 19th of March 2022

Oh this is so sad for those Bali Hotels and Fast boats. A lot of preparations would have been in place for the anticipated guests.I hope this does not become a recurring problem, with people booking with no upfront deposit or payment(sometimes multiple hotels) when Tourists start returning to Bali 😭❤️


Saturday 19th of March 2022

This is all about money, stop it stop these pcr test,s its crazy, if we are fully vaxed thats enough we are sick of all these stupid rules


Monday 21st of March 2022

@Maureen, sorry to hear your vaxxes didn't get you back to "normal" :(

PS. Well, I'm not sorry at all.


Saturday 19th of March 2022

@Maureen, Well said!


Saturday 19th of March 2022

Hotel reservation should take the deposit to secure they booking if they cancelled the hotel can take the deposit. Is not fair for the owner of the hotel. We are already financially suffered in Bali. Hopely Bali is getting better.Thank you to everyone's who is come to Bali for holiday and support the balinese people. Enjoy your holiday please be safe and have fun GOD BLESSED. Bali the best place to be at the moment, cheapest, peaceful, friendly,Balinese so nice people.