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Bali’s GDP Still Heavily Affected By The Pandemic

The central government has admitted that Bali’s GDP is still heavily affected by the pandemic though other Indonesian provinces have begun to see economic recovery. The Minister of Finance, Sri Mulyani, confirmed that the economic growth rate in Bali is still on the negative end through 2021 because of the Covid-19 pandemic that heavily affected …

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Finance Minister Tells Bali To Stop Relying On Tourism

The Finance Minister of Indonesia, Sri Mulyani Indrawati, has asked Bali to develop industries beyond the tourism sector. During her speech on Monday (17/1), Sri Mulyani suggested that the Bali provincial government should start developing another industry, such as agriculture, to support its economy. This is to supplement the growing international demand for organic food …

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Bali Tourism Alliance Urges Government To Provide Stimulus For Tourism Workers

The Bali Tourism Alliance has urged the government to provide a new stimulus program for tourism workers that have been out of the job due to the pandemic. The Head of Bali Marginal Tourism Workers Alliance, Wayan Puspa Negara stated that marginal tourism workers such as freelance drivers and other daily workers are in desperate …

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Hotels In Karangasem Bali Have Received Zero International Tourist Bookings

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

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Hundreds Of Bali Street Lights Remain Broken Due To Budget Shortage

Officials from the Buleleng Transportation Agency have admitted that hundreds of public street lights in Singaraja are still currently broken. The Head of Transportation Traffic from Buleleng Transportation Agency, Cok AdithyaWira Putra confirmed that from a total of 1,127 broken street lights in Singaraja, only half of them have been fixed. “From all the broken …

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Officials Allow Bali Nightclubs To Host Events

Officials from Bali Public Civil Service have stated that nightclubs are allowed to host party events with strict prevention protocols. The Head of Bali’s Public Civil Service, I Dewa Nyoman Rai Dharmadi confirmed that all night clubs in Bali are allowed to operate with strict prevention protocols in place. “As long as they keep complying …

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Bali Governor Admits That Tourism Hasn’t Been Benefiting The Locals Like It Should

The Bali Governor has admitted that the tourism sector has not been benefiting local people on Bali island. Bali Governor, I Wayan Koster recently claimed that the Bali tourism industry has only benefited investors from the outside, rather than contributing to the local economy of the island in general. “The majority of our local people …

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Bali Hotel Association To Launch A Sustainable Food Festival

Bali Hotel Association (BHA) has officially launched the first BHA Sustainable Food Festival with 30 participating member hotels across Bali. The festival that started on the same day as World Tourism Day on September 27th and ends on October 16th 2021 will showcase the innovative work of BHA’s member hotels to shift to a more …

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Indonesian Automotive Company Plans To Test Flying Taxis In Bali

One of the Indonesian automotive companies has planned to test their flying taxis in the Bali sky. The President Director of Prestige Image Motorcars, Rudy Salim confirmed that his company will be scheduled to test their latest innovative product in Bali. After officially introducing their flying taxi called EHang 216 in the Indonesia International Motor …

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Tattoo Shop In Bali Helps Feed The Community

    A Tattoo shop in Seminyak has handed out free food aids to many affected tourism workers. A tattoo parlor named Hendric Shinigami Tattoo that is located on Jalan Mertanadi, Seminyak handed out dozens of food aid packages to the local people around their shop on Wednesday afternoon (25/8). As a form of support to the …

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Bali Officials Expect The Island To Stop Relying On Tourism Post Pandemic

 Officials from the Bank of Indonesia have urged the business sector in Bali to stop their dependence on the tourism industry post pandemic.    Despite the increase of economic growth in Bali in the Q2 of 2021 (2.83%) in comparison with data from Q1 of 2021, the Head of the Bank of Indonesia for Bali, Trisno …

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Hundreds Of Hotel Reservations Canceled Due To The Emergency Partial Lockdown In Bali

The Tourism Association in the Karangasem region has confirmed that hundreds of hotel reservations from domestic visitors have been canceled due to the latest policy to impose an emergency partial lockdown in Bali. The Head of the Karangasem Hotel and Restaurant Association, Wayan Kariasa confirmed that accommodation businesses in Karangasem have received direct impact from …

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