Bali Discovery Tours: Homepage
Bali Hotels, Bali Villas and Bali News from
Home Bali Contact Bali Practicalities Bali News Bali Services Bali Transportation Bali Sports Bali Excursions Bali Villas Bali Hotels
Home · News · Bali Taxi Business Declines
Bali Hotels, Bali Villas and Bali News from
Bali Hotels
Bali Villas
Special Deals!
MICE Handling
Bali Excursions
Culinary - Dining
Guided Tour
Bali Spas
Bali Sports
Bali Transportation
Car Rental - Selft Drive
Private Jet Charter
Bali News
Bali Services
Bali Practicalities
Bali Contact
Bali Career
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
Jln. By Pass Ida Bagus Mantra,
Jln. Pucuk 1 No. 70X
Denpasar, Bali

+62 (0)812 3819724
+62 (0)361 464 032, +62 (0)361 471 0242

Bali Discovery

Bali News

Bali Taxi Business Declines

Bali Taxi War Making People Reluctant to Hail a Cab.

Bali News: Bali, taxi, Praja Bali Transportasi, Blue Bird Taxi, Blue Bird, Paguyuban Jasa Wisata Bali, PJWB
Click Image to Enlarge


Bisnis Indonesia says that PT Praja Bali Transportasi Ė Bali Tax, who operate under the Blue Bird branding in Bali, is suffering a 40% decline in revenues following recent attacks on their fleet by competing taxi drivers operating under the Tourism Transportation Association (Paguyuban Jasa Wisata Bali Ė PJWB).

In those attacks, twenty-three Blue Bird taxis were damaged and two members of the press suffered damage to their cameras. Subsequently police have made several arrests among PJWB members and civil charges are pending against PJWB filed by PT Praja Bali Transportasi.

According to a spokesman for Bali Taxi, Nyoman Mertadi, "many hotels and corporate partners have temporarily stopped cooperation, awaiting a more conducive situation." Mertadi estimates the cost of the damage done to the 23 damaged taxis at more than Rp. 100 million (US$10.640) with 43 drivers forced to be deployed to the remaining fleet.

Mertadi warned that the attack on the Blue Bird fleet may prove self-defeating, with many people calling him to explain their fear and reluctance to ride in any taxi in Bali at the moment.

Teguh Wijayanto, the spokesman for the entire Blue Bird Group added the warning that if the current situation is left unaddressed the reputation of Bali may be damaged as a result. "We await definite steps by both the government and law enforcement to soon settle this case," demanded Wijayanto.

© Bali Discovery Tours. Articles may be quoted and reproduced if attributed to


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
The Celebration Continues
Join Friends of Jack and Bali Update Dinner at DíRoemah by Lonny on Saturday, March 24, 2018
Baliís Jungle Park Now Ranked Among the Best
West Bali National Park Named Among Top Destinations at ITB-Berlin
6 Men Wielding Knives, Playing with Fire
Bali's Top 6 Chefs Cook Collaboratively on Friday, April 13, 2018 at Ubud Food Festival
Planning a Landing in North Bali
Bali Governor Pledges to Challenge Jakartaís Rejection of New Airport for North Bali
Meet Us at the Fair!
5th Bali and Byond Travel Fair June 26-30, 2018
Tongue Tied in Balinese
Bale Banjar Culture Club Lecture on April 8th Explores the Complexities of Trying to Speak Balinese
Free Market Competition Takes a Back Seat in South Bali
Bualu Compels Hotels at Nusa Dua to Agree to Block Online Transportation. But is this Legal?
Donít Fence the Balinese In!
Voters Demand More Park Space and Beach Access from Gubernatorial Candidate
A Land to Remember
Art Exhibition by I Putu Bonuz Sudiana at Griya Santrian Art Gallery Through 29 April 2018
5-Days of Fun on Baliís Sanur Beach
Sanur Village Festival Returns to Bali August 22-26, 2018
Trip Advisor: Bali is the Best
Bali Named Best Destination in 2018 Readersí Choice Awards
Death Takes No Holiday
80-Year-Old Australian Man Dies of Natural Causes in Kuta Hotel
All [News]!