Northern Bali reached a hotel occupancy of 20% over the holiday weekend after being at zero since the start of the pandemic.
Head of Tourism Awareness Group Segara Giri Pemuteran, I Ketut Sutrawan said that the there were many tourists who visited the Pemuteran area, especially around the coral reef conservation area.
Tourists started coming on Oct 26th 2020 arriving from Jakarta, Surabaya and some expats who have been staying in Bali.
As an official who has been working in the tourism industry for decades, Sutrawan said that hotels need to offer great rates to entice more guest to stay at the properties.
Sutrawan explained that locals are worried COVID-19 cases could grow but officials have said that Pemuteran is safe as long as everyone continues to follow the COVID-19 health prevention protocols.
From the Bali Sun