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Bali’s tourism sector has been left reeling after comments issued by the former President and Leader of the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle, Megawati Sukarnoputri. The fifth president of Indonesia has four main critiques of the state of tourism in Bali in light of recent events.  Sukarnoputri is said to have described Bali’s tourism management …

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Ahead of the Indonesian general election in early 2024, officials in Bali have given their assurances that neither the campaign nor the election itself will negatively impact tourists. However, as the big vote approaches, Bali Immigration officers say that departments are getting their operations in order.  In Buleleng Regency the Singaraja Immigration Foreigners Monitoring Team …

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Ahead of the 2024 general election in Indonesia, leaders around the island of Bali and across the archipelago are giving their sureties to tourists that campaigning and the election itself won’t have any impact on travel plans. The General Election is due to be held on the 14th of February 2024.  On the 14th of …

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Earlier this month, Bali’s Governor Wayan Koster announced that he will be introducing a mandatory tourism tax in 2024. The announcement triggered a huge response from Bali lovers and tourism stakeholders. Now the Governor has revealed more details about his plans.  Speaking from Denpasar on Thursday, 20th July, Governor Wayan Koster announced that the new …

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Bali’s Governor Wayan Koster has recently confirmed that his government will be proceeding with bringing a mandatory tourism tax into provincial law. The move has triggered a mixed bag of feelings in Bali lovers, but tourists are being assured that tax spending will be transparent.  On the 12th of July, Bali’s Governor Wayan Koster announced …

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Last week Bali’s Governor Wayan Koster announced that he will be introducing a tourism tax in 2024. In a move that has been on the cards for a while, the provincial government has formally begun the process of creating the legislative changes necessary to implement a tourist tax. But some people aren’t too happy about …

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Bali’s Governor Koster has confirmed that he will be introducing a tourism tax for all foreign visitors to the island. The move, which has been on the cards for months, was finally confirmed by the Governor in Denpasar on Wednesday, 12th July.  Governor Koster has confirmed that he and his provincial government have submitted the …

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Bali’s Governor Koster recently announced a ban on all activities on the island’s twenty-two mountains in all but a very specific and limited set of circumstances. The announcement triggered serious concerns among local residents, tour guides, and tourists. But as construction work remains underway to improve hiking conditions on the mountains, questions are being raised …

Read More about New Tourist Facilities At Bali’s Mount Batur Raise Questions Over Hiking Ban

Last week Bali’s Governor Wayan Koster announced a ban on all tourist activities on Bali’s twenty-two mountains. The decision was praised by some as an impactful way to eliminate disrespectful behavior on the island’s most sacred sites, but for many local people and business owners, the ban has created an overnight loss of livelihood and …

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Bali’s Deputy Governor, Tjokorda Oka Artha Ardana Sukawati, has spoken to the media about his novel solution to help prevent bad behavior from tourists in Bali. The Deputy Governor proposes that rather than name and shame violators who have been deported, only the nature of their misdemeanors will be revealed to the media and listed …

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The Deputy British Ambassador to Indonesia and Timor Leste, Matt Downing, has visited the Deputy Mayor of Denpasar, I Kadek Agust Arya Wibawa, to discuss the future of tourism between the UK and Bali. During his visit to Bali, Downing also met with the Deputy Governor of Bali, Tjokorda Oka Artha Ardhana Sukawati, also known …

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Indonesia’s newly appointed Director General of Immigration has conducted a site visit to Bali’s Ngurah Rai Immigration Office, and he was delighted with what he found. Director General Silmy Karim has only been on the job a little over a week and is conducting visits to immigration offices across Indonesia. He has publicly conveyed the …

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