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Bali Businesses Advised That Domestic Tourism Is Not To Be Overlooked

Tourism businesses in Bali have been reminded once again to respect and care for domestic tourists. As data continues to be collected on the impact of travel and tourism on Bali’s economy in 2023, it is increasingly clear that domestic tourism will always remain essential to the island’s revenue. In mid-2022, tourism businesses were warned …

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Bali Receives Surge In Domestic Tourist Arrivals Through Gilimanuk Harbor

In early December 2022, the General Manager of Bali Airport, Handy Heryudhitiawan, said that he and his teams were preparing to welcome over 1.4 million travelers to Bali during Christmas and New Year holidays. While Bali Airport is the main port of entry to Bali, Gilimanuk Harbour is the primary point of entry for many …

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Bali’s Deputy Governor Shares Concerns Over Rising Cost Of Airfares

The Deputy Governor of Bali, Tjok Oka Artha Ardhana Sukwati, also known as Cok Ace, has expressed concern over the rising price of flight tickets to Bali. This is not the first time the Deputy Governor has highlighted the issue. Last month, he called on the central government to subsidize international flight tickets so that …

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Bali Warned To Respect Domestic Visitors

Indonesian Minister for Tourism and Creative Economies, Sandiaga Uno, has warned tourism operators to respect domestic tourists. His statements come just days after an incident of reported discrimination where a local moped rental provider did not allow a domestic tourist to hire a scooter. The incident went viral on Twitter, though those involved denied that …

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Indonesian Tourists Cancel Bali Bookings After Booster Vaccine Becomes Compulsory

As of the 17th of July, it became compulsory for Indonesian citizens traveling by air to show proof of their Covid-19 booster vaccination. This change in travel regulations has caused confusion and frustration for local travelers, many of whom have had to cancel their bookings for their trips to Bali. The Bali Tourism Association spoke …

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Bali Airport Celebrates Welcoming Over 4.2 Million Passengers In First Half Of 2022

Bali’s Ngurah Rai International Airport has hit another passenger milestone in the last week of June. Authorities from the airport have released passenger data for the first six months of 2022, and as was hoped, numbers are considerably better than in 2020, and 2021.  Over the course of June, Bali Airport welcomes a total of …

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Domestic Visitors To Bali Drop By 10% As International Arrivals Improve

Following a flurry of domestic travelers over the Eid Al-Fitr weekend, the number of domestic travelers arriving in Bali has started to decline. In the days leading up to the Eid holiday, Bali welcomed an average of 39,000 people per day. Since then, the number of domestic arrivals has decreased by 10% per day. This …

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Many Domestic Tourists Cancel Their Trips In Response To Bali’s New Entry Requirement

An employee from the Karangasem Hotel and Restaurant Association (PHRI) has admitted that many domestic visitors have canceled their hotel reservations in response to the new entry requirement. The Head of Karangasem PHRI, I Wayan Kariasa confirmed that many domestic travelers have decided to cancel their bookings after the central government recently revoked rapid antigen …

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Bali Officials Lift 8 PM Curfew At Gilimanuk Port

Bali officials have decided to lift the 8pm curfew in Gilimanuk Port to welcome more domestic visitors. The General Manager of Indonesia Ferry Ltd for Ketapang Port East Java, Suharto confirmed that Gilimanuk and Ketapang Port is one of the main entrance for domestic travelers to gain access into Bali will be allowed to be …

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Indonesian Tourism Minister Prohibits Selfies Without Your Facemask In Bali Tourism Areas

The Indonesian Tourism Minister has banned people from taking selfies without face masks in all tourism areas, including Bali. The Tourism and Creative Economic Minister, Sandiaga Uno stated that despite implementing a strict prevention protocol in the tourism areas during this reopening trial of the tourist attractions for domestic visitors, Covid-19 transmission might still occur …

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Domestic Visitors Surge In Bali Since Officials Reduced Covid-19 Testing Costs

 The influx of domestic visitors through the Bali Airport has surged since the cost of Covid-19 tests has recently been reduced.   The Stakeholder Relation Manager of Angkasa Pura I Ltd for Ngurah Rai Airport, Taufan Yudhistira confirmed that the influx of domestic visitors through the Bali Airport has significantly increased since the government reduced the …

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Bali Has Averaged About 500 Domestic Visitors Per Day During The Partial Lockdown

Officials from the Bali Tourism Agency have confirmed that the number of domestic visitors in Bali has dropped to around 500 visitors per day. The Head of the Bali Tourism Agency, I Putu Astawa said that among the total of 900 people who gained access to the island each day, only less than half of …

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