The Indonesian Hotel and Restaurant Association (PHRI) has asked the government to open Bali to tourists during the MotoGP event on the 18th to 20th of March 2022.
The Secretary-General of PHRI, Maulana Yusran, stated that given the expected influx of tourists during the upcoming MotoGP event in Mandalika Circuit, Lombok, the government should open Bali as an alternative accommodation area. This is because Lombok doesn’t have enough hotels to house all the visitors.
“There are only 12,500 hotel rooms available in Lombok and we expect a huge amount of visitors during the event. So we hope that the government would allow MotoGP participants and the tourists to stay in Bali,” Yusran said on Wednesday (5/1).
He also stated that the government has to create a good impression on the international visitors, as this is the first time in history that an event this grand will be held in Indonesia.
“Lombok might need Bali to help accomodate the tourists as Bali will have enough rooms for them. But the government must loosen the regulations for easier transfers between Bali and Lombok,” Yusran added.
Meanwhile, the Tourism and Creative Economic Minister, Sandiaga Uno, said that he had prepared a large amount of cabins and tents in anticipation of the influx of tourists.
“In cooperation with private companies, we will create 200 cabins and temporary tents around the venue. This will help accommodate the large number of visitors. We are also preparing for the possibility of bad weather during the event,” Sandiaga concluded.
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