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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

Indonesian Tourism Minister Sandiaga Uno is optimistic about the vaccination program in Bali to spark growth and progress in the economy, namely the tourism sector. “Of course we are optimistic, but we must move and not wait. Discipline is still being carried out and hopefully, it can be realized in 2021,” said Sandiaga Uno.  He …

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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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Poverty In Bali Surges As Tourism Sector Devastated By Pandemic

The global pandemic has devastated Bali’s tourism-based economy, causing poverty to surge across the island. Indonesia’s decision to close international borders in March of 2020 proved devastating consequences on Bali’s tourism industry, causing layoffs, business closures, and lack of economic activity.

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Indonesian Tourism Minister To Include Benoa Port In ‘Covid-Free’ Corridor

After his visit to the Benoa Port on Saturday (13/2), Indonesian Tourism Minister Sandiaga Uno decided to include the port inside the ‘Covid-Free’ Corridor program which is currently in preparation. The “Covid-Free Corridor” is a program being proposed to the central government to attract Chinese tourists once they are allowed back. The idea is to …

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Bali Travel Corridor In Final Stage Of Discussion

Indonesian Tourism Minister Sandiaga Uno met the Governor and Vice Governor of Bali to discuss key economic issues in Bali, including the establishment of a COVID-free travel corridor. The meeting was held at the Governor’s official residence on Thursday (11/12). Among the solutions put forth by Minister Sandiaga is government aid for afflicted tourism businesses …

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Tourism Minister Requests Visa On Arrival Be Reinstated For Bali

The Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy, Sandiaga Uno, invited Bali’s tourism business owners and stakeholders to discuss the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic in an effort to strategize plans going forward. (Image: ©The Bali Sun – I Wayan Yatika) “I want to hear from tourism businesses and stakeholders about the obstacles faced during …

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Bali Urges Central Government To Hold Events On The Island

The Regional Government of Bali has urged the Federal Government of Indonesia to increase the presence of national events on the Island. The request was made in attempt to recover Bali’s economy, mainly the tourism sector, that has been left crippled as a result of the pandemic. (Image: ©The Bali Sun – I Wayan Yatika) …

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Bali Vice Governor Attempts To Rescue Struggling Hotels

The state of the Bali’s hospitality industry is far from normal since the hit of Covid-19. The Island’s Vice Governor, Tjokorda Oka Artha Ardhana Sukawati (Cok Ace) said the industry displayed significant growth last holiday season in October, unfortunately, that wasn’t the case this time around. Cok Ace identifies that many hotels in Bali are …

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