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Bali Will Smash Tourism Targets By End Of 2022

Bali is set to smash tourism targets by the end of the year. With the latest figures announced by the Central Statistics Agency (BPS) of Bali Province, it is clear that Bali will not only hit but surpass tourism targets set earlier in the year.  The Head of BPS Bali Province, Hanif Yahya, told reporters …

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Bali Tourism Association Calls On Government To Scrap Visa On Arrival Fees

The Bali Tourism Association is calling on the local government and immigration departments to scrap the relatively newly introduced fees for the 30-day tourist visa on arrival. While the visa on arrival used to be free for many countries, including for some of Bali’s most regular visitors from Australia, the U.S., and the UK, in …

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Bali Holidaymakers Are Abandoning Old Favorite Kuta For Trendy Canggu

Once considered a quiet tropical island paradise, Bali’s Kuta Beach and surrounding inland streets have become holidaymakers’ bright and bustling honeypots. In pre-pandemic years, Kuta was one of the busiest areas of the resort island, attracting hundreds of thousands of visitors every month. While Bali’s tourism industry is definitely back on business after the horrors …

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Bali Leaders Urge Government To Increase International Flights

Leaders in Bali are calling on the central government to stay true to their word about increasing international flights to the island. They are calling on Ministers to take action on their commitments to reduce airfares and increase aircraft capacity. The Secretary for Bali province, Dewa Made Indra, told reapers on Wednesday 28th September that …

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Nusa Penida To Welcome Cruises In Bali’s Promotion Of Maritime Tourism

The Nusa Islands offer some of Bali’s most impressive vistas and wildlife tourism experiences. Officials from Klungkung Regency have confirmed that they are looking to welcome cruise ships to the island of Nusa Penida in the near future. This news comes as a part of Bali’s bigger move to promote maritime tourism.  According to Indonesia’s …

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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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Minster Says Visa On Arrival Is Increasing Visitor Numbers To Bali

Speaking at his weekly press conference in Jakarta, the Indonesian Minister for Tourism and Creative Economies, Sandiaga Uno, told reporters that the visa-on-arrival program is helping to improve visitor numbers.  Minister Uno explained to reporters that the visa-on-arrival policy directly influences the number of tourists visiting Indonesia as a whole, specifically Bali. He explained, ‘According …

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Bali Edges Closer To Hitting Tourism Targets Before End Of 2022

Bali’s Governor, Wayan Koster, has announced updated figures for the island’s recovery from the pandemic. In a written statement published on Monday 5th September, Koster shared updates about tourism figures, vaccine rollout, and projections for the last quarter of 2022.  Starting with an update about Covid-19, Koster shared that the number of new cases continues …

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Plans For New North Bali Airport Officially Off Government Priority List

The President of Indonesia, Joko Widodo, has removed a total of eight major construction projects from the list of National Strategic Projects. One of these eight scrapped projects is the contentious North Bali Airport. Discussions about creating another international airport in Bali have been ongoing for years. A project was launched to get the North …

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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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Ministers Debate Bali’s Status As Tourism Capital Of Indonesia

The debate as to whether Bali is considered the tourism capital of Indonesia has continued this week as the Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy, Sandiaga Uno, addressed the country about his tourism targets and vision for the sector’s economic recovery.  Indonesia’s Minister of Home Affairs, Tito Karnavian, has made a statement of support for …

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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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