Close
Bali Discovery Tours: Homepage
Bali Hotels, Bali Villas and Bali News from balidiscovery.com
Home Bali Contact Bali Practicalities Bali News Bali Services Bali Transportation Bali Sports Bali Excursions Bali Villas Bali Hotels
Home · News · Taking Tourism Promotion for Granted
Bali Hotels, Bali Villas and Bali News from balidiscovery.com
Bali Hotels
Bali Villas
Special Deals!
Packages
MICE Handling
Bali Excursions
Culinary - Dining
Guided Tour
Bali Spas
Bali Sports
Diving
Golf
Bali Transportation
Car Rental - Selft Drive
Private Jet Charter
Bali News
Bali Services
Bali Practicalities
Bali Contact
Bali Career
Home
 
Bali Update
Subscribe to our free weekly newsletter!
 
PATA header
PATA Gold Award 2007
Bali Update
PATA Gold Award Winner 2007
 
Bali Contact
Bali Discovery Tours
Komplek Pertokoan
Sanur Raya No. 27
Jl. By Pass Ngurah Rai,
Sanur, Bali, Indonesia

Tel:
++62 361 286 283

Fax:
++62 361 286 284

U.S.A. Fax:(toll free)
1-800-506-8633

U.K. Fax:
++44-20-7000-1235

Australian Fax:
++61-2-94750419

24h:
++62 812 3819724

Bali Discovery

SITE PATA ASITA
Bali News

Taking Tourism Promotion for Granted

Lack of Government Funding Support for the Promotion Destines Bali Tourism Growth to be Stunted


Bali News: Taking Tourism Promotion for Granted
Click Image to Enlarge

(12/22/2013)

The Bali Tourism Agency official in charge of promotions, Nyoman Wardawan, is complaining that the Rp. 1 billion (US$83,200) allocated from the provincial budget for tourism promotion in 2014 is “too little.”

As quoted by Bali Daily (The Jakarta Post), Wardawan said: 

 “The amount is similar to that in 2013, and we consider this small considering that tourism is Bali’s economic backbone. To sustain the economy, or even improve it, we need more funds to promote tourism.”

Wardawan says the money allocated isinsufficient to meet the Government’s desire to increase tourist numbers through the use of creative and innovative promotional activities.

With the limited funds in hand, the provincial tourism agency said delegations would join the annual ITB tourism Exhibition in Berlin and the World Travel Mart in London.

If additional funding can be secured during the course of the coming fiscal year, promotion might also be undertaken to other markets including Japan, India and China.

Meanwhile, what funding, if any, will be made available for the Bali Tourism Promotion Board (BPPD) remains unclear. The head of BPPD, Tjokorda Oka Artha Ardhana Sukawati, claims he has received no confirmation of what funds will be made available, saying: 

“We have proposed funds [for programs], but there’s been no clarity. In fact, the law stipulates that the board was established by the government and we are entitled to funds from the central and regional budgets.”

Tjokorda said that the newly formed BPPD would like to focus on promoting Bali tourism to new travelers and promoting MICE (meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions), sports, leisure, silver (retirees) and creative tourism.

The BPPD has requested a minimum budget of Rp. 59 billion to operate in 2014.

Separately, the head of the Indonesian Tourism Promotion Board (BPPI), Wiryanti Sukamdani, says that at least US$10 is needed in promotional funding to lure one foreign visitor Indonesia.


© Bali Discovery Tours. Articles may be quoted and reproduced if attributed to http://www.balidiscovery.com.


 
Bali News by Bali Update
Subscribe to the Bali Update
Receive the latest news from Bali by email!



Our [Privacy Statement] explains how we handle the data you are providing.

 
Bali News by Bali Update
Explore the Archive of the Bali Update
Find related articles in our news archive!




or try to use Google Search :

Home · Bali Hotels · Bali Villas · Bali Excursions · Bali Sports · Bali News · Site Map · RSS

Bali News: More News
For Those in the Know on Indonesian Hotels
Douglas Ramage Joins All-Star Line Up of Speakers and Panelists at Indonesian Hotel Investment Conference in Bali on June 6, 2014
(4/20/2014)
We Get Mail!
Review on the Sad State of Baliís Newly Renovated Airport Causes Many Bali Update Readers to Write
(4/20/2014)
We Get Mail!
Following Bali Updateís Editorial on Channel Seven Australia's Unfair Treatment of Bali, We Get a Record Number of Readers Emails
(4/20/2014)
Saving Baliís Starlings
Four More Bali Starlings Released to the Wilds at Sibang Breeding and Release Site
(4/20/2014)
The Fast Check Out Line is Not Working
Tiara Grocer Ignores Supreme Court Order and Continues to Operate Jalan Cokroaminoto Outlet
(4/20/2014)
Bali Property Market in Decline?
Downturn in Bali Property Business May be Short Term and Cyclical
(4/20/2014)
Paying for the Right to Work
Bali's Capital of Denpasar Gets a Windfall from $100 Per Month Foreign Worker Tax
(4/21/2014)
Providing Gifted Students a Free Education
Bali Allocates US$1.74 Million for a Trade School for Underprivileged Students
(4/21/2014)
Evil Disposition
Foreigners Working Illegally in Baliís Tourism Sector as Guides, Drivers, Dive Guides and Surfing Instructors
(4/20/2014)
Bali and Beyond Travel Fair 2014
350 Buyers Expected at Bali & Beyond Travel Fair to be held in Bali June 10-14. 2014
(4/20/2014)
Dogged till the End
Bali Quarantine Officials Euthanize 31 Dogs Seized from Animal Smugglers
(4/20/2014)
Hastie Rise to the Top
Hard Rock Hotel Bali Andrew Hastie Ė Executive Assistant Manager Food & Beverage
(4/20/2014)
All [News]!
 
Tourism and Transport Tourism Agents