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It is a widely acknowledged fact that Bali is finding its relationship with tourism complicated at the moment. The island has been seeking to redefine its tourism model and move towards more sustainable and culturally respectful tourism as the standard.  What Bali is really grappling with is how to balance mass tourism. This is something …

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Bali is a travel destination that is always evolving. Once upon a time, tourists could only stay at small, locally run guest houses and were afforded the most generous of welcomes and the most basic of amenities. Nowadays, everything has changed. It seems that every single day, a new hotel, resort, or guest house is …

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A new international shopping center will open its doors in 2026. The Grand Outlet Bali will be part of the Kura Kura Special Economic Zone on Serangan Island, which sits just off the coast of Denpasar.  PT Bali Turtle Island Development (BTID), which manages the Kura Kura Special Economic Zone, has just signed a collaboration …

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Bali’s leading tourism stakeholders are calling on the government to create radical new solutions to the island’s traffic woes. From flyovers to underpasses and more shortcut routes, tourism leaders want to see urgent action on the problem.  Speaking to reporters about tourism and the year ahead in Bali, leaders in the sector are adamant that …

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Back in September the community Seseh with the support from Bali lovers around the world successfully petitioned against the development of a massive new resort and residence complex right on the beachfront. The business behind the project, Taryan Group, halted proceedings until a new agreement could be reached.  It has now been confirmed that despite …

Read More about Construction To Start On Huge Resort In Bali’s Seseh Despite Initial Community Complaints

Bali is booming with development projects, from new hotels to new apartment complexes and beyond. Around every corner and in every resort town new properties are being built. One apartment complex in particular is set to boast the world’s longest rooftop pool. Magnum Estate is the property development company behind the Magum Residence Berawa. The …

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Bali’s top academics are sounding the alarm on the risks of allowing investors to continue ‘wildly developing tourism’ on the island. They are calling for an urgent review of spatial planning in the province to ensure that things do not get out of hand, for the sake of communities, natural landscapes, and tourists themselves.  The …

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Bali is undergoing a surge of rapid tourism development; there are new resorts, villas, beach clubs, and apartment complexes under construction across the island. Key areas that are experiencing the bulk of the investment and development include both Canggu and Uluwatu and their surrounding villages, as well as the outlying island of Nusa Penida.  While …

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September has been a big month for transportation news in Bali. For first-time visitors planning their vacations, news of road construction and a new metro system may not be of much interest. But for those seasoned Bali lovers out there, it’s clear that this is the kind of news that seriously affects those holiday plans.  …

Read More about 2024 Will Be A Groundbreaking Year For New Tourist Transport In Bali

Indonesia’s Minster for Tourism and Creative Economies, Sandiaga Uno, has issued statements calling for Bali to start mitigating against the risks of overtourism. Bali is the most famous travel destination in Indonesia and is considered to be the country’s flagship tourism offering. Welcoming over 6 million international tourists a year before the pandemic, the island …

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As Bali works to build a tourism model that is both culturally dignified and sustainable, key political figures in Indonesia are raising concerns about the level of development on the island. As investment in tourism infrastructure continues to boom, Indonesia’s fifth president Megawati Soekarnoputri voiced her concerns about current trends.  During a seminar on the …

Read More about Key Indonesian Figures Fear That Tourism Will Be The Ruin Of Bali

Bali’s Governor Koster recently announced a ban on all activities on the island’s twenty-two mountains in all but a very specific and limited set of circumstances. The announcement triggered serious concerns among local residents, tour guides, and tourists. But as construction work remains underway to improve hiking conditions on the mountains, questions are being raised …

Read More about New Tourist Facilities At Bali’s Mount Batur Raise Questions Over Hiking Ban