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 · Jeepers! Creepy, Crawlies in Bali
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

Jeepers! Creepy, Crawlies in Bali

Bali Top Tourism Official Insists Infestation of Caterpillars Under Control.


Bali News: Jeepers! Creepy, Crawlies in Bali
Click Image to Enlarge

(4/23/2011)

Tempo Interaktif reports that Bali's provincial chief of tourism, Ida Bagus Subhisku, says that foreign tourists are beginning to ask questions and express concerns about the growing inundation of caterpillars affecting Bali and other parts of the County [See: Bali Plagued by Caterpillars].

On April 18, 2011, Subhisku told the press that he had been called directly by a French journalist who was concerned that the caterpillars represent a threat to foreign tourists holidaying in Bali. Subhisku was quick to explain that Bali's caterpillar infestation was less severe than that being experienced on the neighboring island of Java and that efforts to eradicate the pest in Bali were proving largely successful. Added Subhisku, "there have been no caterpillars identified in the areas surrounding tourist objects in Bali."

The man in charge of tourism in Bali said questions from foreign tourists about the caterpillar infestation demonstrated the keen interest the public has in developments in Bali. Because of this, Subhisku said all elements of the public must be prepared to respond to developing situations in Bali, such as was the case during recent reports of Legionnaires disease in Bali. At that time, public statements by a group of Australian visitors, saying they felt safe in Bali, did much to help defuse the situation.

Subhisku went on to say that a damning article about Bali in the April 1st edition of Time Magazine [See: A Very Matter of Fact Governor in Bali] has not had a significant impact on the island's tourism. Tourism arrivals continue to average as much as 7,000 foreign visitors each day.

Joining Bali's governor in viewing the TIME Magazine article as a bitter, but ultimately useful, dose of constructive criticism is the head of the department for Tourism Development at the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, I Gde Pitana, who sees the article as a lesson for those in charge of Bali's tourism. "This was a shock treatment with is effective for all of us," said Pitana, adding that criticism from sources closer to home is often ignored.


© 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
Saved from the Satay Grill
Bali Water Police Rescue 51 Endangered Green Turtles
(11/21/2014)
Man of the People
President Joko Widodo Flies Economy to Attend Son’s Graduation in Singapore
(11/21/2014)
A Dozen Years for Homicide
19 Year-Old Male Prostitute who Killed American Paul Latourell Sentenced to 12 Years Prison
(11/21/2014)
Fire in Ubud
Massive Fire Destroys Clear Café and Five Nearby Homes in Ubud, Bali
(11/21/2014)
Gone, Fishing
High School Boy Drowns While Fishing at Serangan Island in Bali
(11/21/2014)
Poste Restante for Pick Up in 5-20 Years
Bali Customs and Police Arrest Local Woman for Receiving Narcotics by Parcel Post
(11/21/2014)
In the Event of an Actual Emergency
Bali Airport Bombed, Burnt and Crashed Into in the Course of a Single Day’s Safety Drill Simulation
(11/22/2014)
Become a Rock ‘N Roll King
Bali Hard Rock Hotel Rolls Out Venues and Services for their VIP ‘Rock Royalty’
(11/22/2014)
The Ferry Godfather
Ferry Tariffs Increase Between East Java and Bali
(11/21/2014)
Sanur Welcomes the Fairmont Sanur Beach Resort
Fairmont Hotels and Resorts Take Charge at Regent Sanur Beach Resort
(11/21/2014)
Asia-Pacific Airlines to Gather in Bali
Garuda and Bali Indonesia to Host 59th Association of Asia-Pacific Airlines Meeting November 12-13, 2015
(11/21/2014)
Current News
73-Year-Old Dutch Tourist Drowns Off Legian Beach in Bali
(11/21/2014)
All [News]!