The Sunday, March 18, 2012, shooting of five suspected terrorist by Indonesia’s crack Densus 88 Anti-Terror Squad has had no discernable effect on tourist visitors to south Bali, according to the head of the Denpasar Tourism Service, Putu Budiasa, speaking to the press on Wednesday, March 21st.
Speaking on the third day after the police raids that left five men dead to Bisnis Bali, Budiasa said there had been no cancellations of tourist bookings over the coming Nyepi holiday that could be linked to the incident.
Budiasa confirmed that following the police raid his office issued a circular announcement to tourism stakeholders asking all to increase their vigilance over the coming Nyepi holidays.
The Denpasar tourism service estimates average occupancy over the Nyepi holiday period at starred hotels at between 70-80% and at 67% at non-starred inns.
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