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Bali Aims To Complete New Toll Road By 2025

Bali Government officials held a press event on Saturday, 10th September, celebrating the official start of the Jagat Kerthi Bali Toll Road construction. The road will connect Gilimanuk-Mengwi and is set to be built in record time. The project was planned to start in June 2022, and officials marked the beginning of construction this weekend.  …

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Bali Develops Maritime Tourism Hub To Welcome Large Cruise Ships

Benoa Habour is about to receive a huge investment of funds to create what will be known as the Bali Maritime Tourism Hub. The development is partially funded by the Indonesian government and is being delivered by the private company Pelindo. The investment, totaling nearly USD 80 million has been signed off, and will be …

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Bali Tourism Minister Sets Target Of 1.5 Million International Visitors In 2022

Indonesia’s Minister for Tourism and Creative Economies, Sandiaga Salahuddin Uno, has announced tourism targets for the second half of 2022. Minister Uno is committed to ensuring that Bali’s tourism economy bounces back as soon as possible by utilizing entrepreneurial spirit and streamlining promotional budgets.  Speaking at a press conference on Monday 20th June, Minister Uno …

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Bali Governor Shares Optimism For Tourism Recovery

Bali Governor Wayan Koster has shared his optimism for Bali’s recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic. Cumulative data shows that the number of new cases is consistently in decline; Bali is currently averaging 15-30 known new cases daily. Bali’s population is over 4.2 million people, to have cases loads below 30 new cases daily is an …

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Bali Governor Announces No Compromise Strategy For Tourism Recovery

Speaking at a press conference on Tuesday 31st May, Bali Governor Wayan Koster announced his new 15-point plan to support the recovery of Bali’s tourism sector. The Governor’s vision is to see a series of standards delivered in all sub-sectors of the tourism industry in all corners of the island. He began by saying that …

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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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