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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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GOVERNMENT PROVIDES FREE WIFI TO 55 VILLAGES IN BALI

The regional government has partnered with the Communication and Informatics Agency (Kominfo) to enable free WiFi connectivity to 55 villages in Badung District. The new program is a government effort to support small businesses and education in the region. Kominfo has sponsored the ‘WiFi Corner’, which grants free WiFi access to villages through installing networks […]

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Bali imposes negative PCR test result requirement in time for year-end holiday

If you’re planning to spend the year-end holiday in Bali, it’s best to note that domestic tourists flying into Ngurah Rai International Airport are now required to present a negative PCR test result, according to a new circular issued by the provincial government. The latest update, issued today, comes as officials expect more domestic travelers […]

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HOTEL BOOKINGS RISE IN NUSA DUA AS HOLIDAYS APPROACH

The Managing Director of The Nusa Dua Hotel, I Gusti Ngurah Ardita, has said that hotel occupancy in November was relatively stable, and is noticeably increasing for December. This is a good indicator that Bali’s tourism sector is beginning to heal. “Hotels in Nusa Dua managed by the Indonesian Tourism Development Center (ITDC) confirmed an […]

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