The Tourism Office of Bali’s Badung regency has announced a six-month deadline dating from April 2012 for tourism accommodation businesses to become fully licensed and obtain the tourism business registration (Tanda Daftar Usaha Pariwisata – TDUP).
According to Bisnis Bali, thousands of accommodation businesses have until August to obtain a TDUP.
Since last April, the Badung administration has receive around 20 applications for new TDUPs.
The chief of the Badung tourism office, Cokorda Raka Darmawan (photo), told the press on Tuesday, June 19, 2012, “we have given a deadline of six months. The final deadline will be next August.”
Darmawan told the press that the Badung regency has thousands of tourism business operating as hotels and restaurants. Adding, “there are more than a thousands of established hotels and restaurants in Badung that are licensed. According to regulation number 13 of 2012 issued by Badung’s regent, every tourism enterprise must hold a TDUP.”
He said all new restaurants and hotels must obtain a TDUP. Since April 2012, the regency tourism office has received tens of new applications.
The central government has given direct control over 13 types of tourism business that are now controlled on the regency level, including hotels and restaurants. From those 13 classifications of enterprises, there are 3 types of companies in which the regency is not yet able to take control, namely: tour guides, travel agencies and water sports tourism. These three business categories operate across regency borders and require coordination on a provincial level.
The chief of the provincial tourism office, IB Kade Subhisku, said there were some gaps regarding the issuances of TDUPs for travel agencies, guides and water sports operators. “At this point, Badung is ready with a regulation issued by the regent and Denpasar is in the midst of preparing its rules, while other regencies have yet to draft regulations addressing TDUPs,” explained Subhisku.
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