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Over A Dozen Denpasar Hotels Closed Their Doors In Result Of The Pandemic

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Denpasar officials have confirmed that 14 hotels that are located in Denpasar have decided to permanently close their facilities due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

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The Head of the Denpasar Regional Tourism Agency, Dezire Mulyani stated that 14 hotels in Denpasar city have permanently closed their doors due to lack of occupancy since the Covid-19 pandemic struck in Bali. Apart from that, another 70 hotels were temporarily closed in order to avoid any extra operational cost that might appear during these hard times.

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“Many hotels in Denpasar decided to shut down their businesses since the Covid-19 struck and affected tourism  in Bali.” Mulyani said Tuesday (31/8). Mulyani explained that several hotels were also forced to reduce how many workers they had on shift in order to survive and stay open despite the situation. “Some accommodation businesses were still operating, but they had to lay-off most of their workers so their businesses could survive during these hard times.” Mulyani added.

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 Meanwhile the Vice Governor of Bali, Tjokorda Oka Artha Ardhana Sukawati (Cok Ace) said that many of those businesses have decided to sell their assets through an online marketplace. “We’ve been spotting hotels that were for sale through an online marketplace before the Covid-19 pandemic, but the number has significantly increased since 2020.” Cok Ace said. However, Cok Ace still reminds business owners to reconsider their plan before selling their assets as it would potentially cause more negative impact to Bali’s economy.  “I hope they will think twice before selling their assets to investors, as it would bring a deeper impact to our economy when more people lose their jobs.” Cok Ace concluded.

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J West

Friday 3rd of September 2021

The closure of tourist oriented hotels is a blindingly brilliant opportunity for a visionary leadership to rethink a better more secure future for Bali youth and general society. The past forty years has been a spiraling hell for low wage working people and an insecure dead end for children. The future should see the quick development of technical colleges teaching workers to transition from near Medieval poverty into a modern mid-class economy. Get on with it. Bali, be bold.

Ben

Friday 3rd of September 2021

And what do they expect the owners of these properties to do for a living exactly? They are selling them to buy food - and international real estate groups are scooping them up at a bargain.

Thanks to this covid policy Bali risks become one big string of -only- international chain hotels and restaurants. This is already a problem, but every day lockdown continues this will become worse.

In another 6 months no locally owned business will remain.

Mark

Friday 3rd of September 2021

To save it government should buy hotels than renovate it Think about it !