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T+ L List: Bali Ranks Among World’s Best

Travel + Leisure Magazine has published its World’s Best List covering the period January 11 through 10 May 2021  presenting their survey results including the Best destinations, travel brands, islands, cities, tour operators, hotels, cruise lines, national parks, and airlines. The survey gathers the detailed travel reviews of readers of Travel + Leisure’s print and online publications Bali and beyond […]

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Minister Walks Back Backpacker Ban

Comments by Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan, Indonesia’s Coordinating Minister of Maritime Affairs and Investment that initially threatened Indonesia would actively ban backpacker tourists, have now been walked back. The Indonesian Government is now assuring that “all” foreign tourists would be permitted to visit the Country. As reported on Tuesday, 14 September 2021, by Kompas.com, the spokesperson for the Coordinating Minister, Jodi Mahardi, sought […]

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Ritual Bathing at Temples Curtailed

Ritualized purification or bathing (penglukatan) at the Pura Taman Beji Cengana in the traditional Village of Dar-masaba in the Abiansemal area of Badung Regency, Bali is temporarily not allowed to avoid unnecessary public gatherings with the risk of creating new COVID-19 clusters. As reported by NusaBali.com, other temple locations in Bali, such as Pura Kereban Langit in the Village of Sading, have also […]

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Bali as a Home for Digital Nomads

Balipost.com provides an update on efforts to make the Island of Bali a paradise for the new class of global travelers – “Digital Nomads.” The head of tourism for the Province of Bali, Putu Astawa, said on Thursday, 27 May 2021 that “Digital Nomads” represents a potential market for tourists that needs to explored and exploited, Astawa insists that […]

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Be on the Lookout for a Super Blood Moon

The perigee of a Total Lunar Eclipse – more commonly known as a “Super Blood Moon” will occur on 26 May 2021 and be visible worldwide and from broad areas of Indonesia. Four eclipses will occur in 2021 – two involving the moon and two the sun. The first total lunar eclipse of the year on 26 May is […]

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Bali & Beyond Travel Fair 08- 12 June 2021

The 7th Edition of Bali & Beyond Travel Fair (BBTF) will return to Bali 08 June – 12 June 2021 to be held at the Bali International Convention Center (BICC) in Nusa Dua as the Island seeks to restart its stalled tourism Industry. AS reported by Beritabali.com, the Bali Provincial Government and organizers of BBTF target revenues to be generated from the event at […]

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Domestic Tourism Now Bali’s Mainstay

Bali is banking on domestic tourism to hasten the recovery of the Island’s economy. As reported by Kompas.com, there are at least 20 major events planned for 2021. According to the Provincial Tourism Service head, Putu Astawa, this total is not complete, with many additional local and international events planned for the current year yet to be […]

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Jakarta Signals Plans to Reopen Bali

Balipost.com and the State News Agency Antara quote Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan,  Indonesia’s Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment, revealing official plans to reopen Bali to international and domestic tourism once the number of COVID-19 cases on the Island declines. During a coordinating meeting on tourism recovery held on Thursday, 25 February 2021, Luhut said that economic activity, including tourism, will […]

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3.9 Million Foreign Visitors Jan-Nov 2020

The National Statistics Agency (BPS) recorded 3.90 million foreign visitors to Indonesia from January through November 2020. As reported by NusaBali, this total represents a decrease of 73.6% compared to the same period in 2019 when 14.73 million foreign tourists came to Indonesia. Breaking down the arrival figures for the first eleven months of 2020, a spokesman for […]

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UK Praises Bali Policies to Combat COVID-19

The United Kingdom’s Deputy Head of Mission to Indonesia and Timor-Leste, Rob Fenn, has praised Bali’s provincial government for the way it is handling the continuing COVID-19 pandemic and its aggressive approach to promoting green energy. As reported by NusaBali, Rob Fenn expressed his appreciation towards Bali during a virtual audience held between Jakarta and Denpasar on Wednesday, 10 […]

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Bali Nets 366,666 Domestic Holidaymakers

As reported by NusaBali, Bali’s Governor, I Wayan Koster, confirmed 366,666 arrival figures for tourists during the subject period by land and sea, despite stricter COVID-19 testing procedures and limitations on public gatherings. Moreover, Koster expressed his pleasure that those domestic tourists that traveled to Bali over the year-end holidays almost universally respected the health protocols regarding the need […]

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BALI MOVIE THEATERS READY TO REOPEN IN DENPASAR

After extensive shutdowns, movie theaters in Denpasar are planning to reopen for business. During an interview on Friday (4/12), Denpasar Regional Secretary, I Made Toya, confirmed reviewing application letters from movie theaters outlining required protocols they plan to implement before operating. In response to the application, Toya decided to conduct inspections in four different movie theaters […]

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Indonesia sets aside US$7.5 million to build coral reef gardens in Bali

  The Indonesian government is setting course to build coral reef gardens in five locations across Bali in hopes of conserving and restoring marine ecosystems around the island, as officials aim to also boost economic recovery through the project’s labour-intensive work. Officials introduced the Indonesia Coral Reef Garden (ICRG) program just yesterday, with Maritime Affairs and […]

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ECONOMIST PROPOSES TOURISM FUND TO REVIVE BALI ECONOMY

A national economist, Faisal Basri from Indonesia University, has initiated fundraising to revive the pandemic-stuck economy of Bali. According to Basri, tourism and hospitality businesses in Bali are in dire need of financial support from the central government. “I suggested the fundraising program during the previous International Tourism Outlook in Bali, so we could use […]

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Bali’s Wish List for Sandiaga Uno

NusaBali reports that Indonesia’s newly appointed Minister of Tourism and the Creative Economy, Sandiaga S. Uno, is being called upon by members of Bali’s tourism industry to restore the Island’s economy quickly. Given Sandiaga’s reputation as a successful millennial businessman and politician, many believe him uniquely qualified to revitalize national tourism. The chairman of the Bali Villa Association (BVA), […]

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MARINE ECOSYSTEM PROJECT COMPLETED IN BALI SEA

After long delays posed by harsh weather conditions, marine conservation development in the Bali Sea along Buleleng coast is now complete. Indonesia Coral Reef Garden (ICRG) planted corals and various underwater structures across 7 hectares of the Bali Sea. The project is expected to restore conditions of the underwater ecosystem on the North Coast of Buleleng for […]

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