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Water Transportation Businesses Face More Potential Loss

The Water Transportation Business Association (Gapasdap) has predicted that they could potentially lose millions of dollars from the upcoming travel ban policy. The Head of Padangbai Gapasdap, Anang Heru said that the water transportation business has to face another challenge due to the travel ban policy that will be implemented during the Eid Al-Fitr Celebration …

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Bali Senator Criticized The Endless Partial Lockdown In Bali

The Commission I of Bali House of Representatives, AA Gede Agung Wira Mantara has criticized the central government’s policy to keep on extending the partial lockdown. Mantara claimed that the current community based partial lockdown is ineffective. “The problem is on the central government who keep extending this endless partial lockdown in several provinces including …

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Bali Hotels Expected To Fall Into Deeper Crisis Due To The Upcoming Travel Restrictions

The tourism sector in Bali is expected to fall into a deeper financial crisis due to the travel restrictions that will be in place during the upcoming holiday season. As The Bali Sun previously reported the central government has decided to ban all domestic travelers from both arriving and departing Bali during the Eid Al-Fitr …

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Bali Governor Urged Central Government To Give More Attention To Economic Crisis

The Bali Provincial government has urged the central government to give more attention to the current economic condition that Bali has been facing since the Covid-19 pandemic struck. Bali Governor, I Wayan Koster urged the central government to find solutions for the current crisis that most of the people in Bali have been facing during …

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Spa Workers Resort To Panhandling In Bali After Being Laid-Off

The Badung Public Civil Service has confirmed that the amount of beggars in the Badung area has increased in 2021. The Head of Badung Public Civil Service Officer, I Gusti Agung Ketut Suryanegara confirmed that the increased poverty rates are one of the main factors in the growing number of beggars in the Badung area. …

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90% Of Restaurants In Ubud Have Closed Down Due To The Pandemic

The Tourism Association has confirmed that over 90 percent of restaurants in Ubud has closed down due to Covid-19 pandemic. The Head of Gianyar Hotel and Restaurant Association (PHRI), Pande Mahayana Adityawarman said that majority of those accommodation businesses had to make the tough decision because they could not cover their operational cost. “Ubud used …

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Government Plans To Open Direct Flight Between India and Bali

Indonesian Tourism Minister, Sandiaga Uno is planning to operate a direct flight between Bali and India when the international travel corridor reopens. The plan aims to increase bilateral relations between the two countries.  Sandiaga said that the plan to open the direct flight between India and Bali will be realized in near future. “We have …

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Bali Prepares To Send Farmers Abroad To Help Reduce Unemployment

Tabanan Regional Government plans to send farmers and agricultural workers to work abroad in an effort to reduce the unemployment rate due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  The Vice Regent of Tabanan District, I Made Edi Wirawan said that this plan was initiated to provide more job opportunities for residents as many have been laid off …

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Bali Tourism Association Urges Government To Reopen Borders

The Indonesian Hotel and Restaurant Association (PHRI) has urged the central government to reopen the international borders to avoid further economic damage inflicted by the crisis. The Head of Badung PHRI, I Gusti Agung Ngurah Rai Suryawijaya said that he was recently informed that the central government plans to reopen the border to international tourists …

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Tourism Minister Optimistic of Bali Economy in 2021

He highlighted the priority of tourism workers for vaccination in order to help the economy. He noted that the vaccination process and the reopening of the international travel corridor this year could bring growth of 3% to 4.8% to Bali’s economy, according to the data from Statistic Center Agency, Indonesian Bank, and World Bank. “It …

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Bali Quarantine Hotels Have Allegedly Not Been Paid After Government Cuts Funding

As the government has stopped funding hotels for the isolation of asymptomatic COVID-19 patients in Bali, hotels are further faced with financial setbacks.  One of the hotels affected is the Vasini Hotel on Jalan WR Supratman, Denpasar.  The General Manager of The Vasini Hotel admitted that room rental fees for Covid-19 patients in December, January, …

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