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 · On Line and Over Here
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

On Line and Over Here

Bali Travel Agents Complaining About Loss of Market to On-Line Travel Agents


Bali News: On Line and Over Here
Click Image to Enlarge

(11/25/2012)

The Bali chapter of the Indonesian Tour and Travel Agent Association (ASITA-Bali) is raising the alarm on the increasing number of illegal online travel agents operating in Indonesia.

“We ask the government to enforce the rules and issue warnings to illegal on-line travel agents,” said ASITA-Bali's  vice-chairman for marketing, public relations, research and development, Bagus Sudibya on Tuesday, November 20, 2012.

As reported by Bisnis Bali, Sudibya warned that the presence of illegal on-line travel agents (OTA) also means taxes are being under collected on sales generated from these sources. Continuing his line of questioning, Subidbya asked what contribution is made to Bali by OTAs with offices located outside of Bali?

Subdibya said ASITA would ask the government and the House of Representatives to find a concrete solution to this problem.

Claiming to losses caused by OTAs on Bali parties was large, Sudibya, at the same time, admitted that online booking of travel was an inescapable part of the current business landscape, with 20-30 percent of all travel business generated online. “At this time, legal travel agents derive 50% of their business from online sources. We encourage travel agents to introduce online systems to keep up with the competition,” said Sudibya.

The secretary of ASITA-Bali, Eddy Putra, says the presence of OTAs in the marketplace is diminishing the market share of Bali travel agents, saying, “In addition to taking a share of the tourists, the online travel agents do not provide a benefit that can be enjoyed by the people of Bali.”

Putra said the subject OTAs do not maintain offices or do business in Indonesia, suggesting that online travel operators should be legally established in Indonesia to ensure a local value accrues from each travel transaction.

Tommy Sutrisno, also a director of ASITA, said he felt that many OTAs did not have the required operating licenses, a fact made difficult to prove by their lack of an office in Bali. “It is for certain that their activities cause a loss of market share, seen by the many bookings they (OTAs) make in the region,” he said.

It remain unclear, however, what law, if any, is being broken when a foreign OTA makes a booking for one of their clients with a Bali Hotel.


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


 
UBUD WRITERS & READERS FESTIVAL
 
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
Weíre Going to Change the World!
Young People Invited to Joining Baliís Global Initiatives Networking Conference at Canggu Community School October 3-5, 2014
(9/20/2014)
Flying High and Fancy with Garuda
Garuda Indonesia Named as Best Passenger Experience in Asia Pacific Region
(9/20/2014)
Chicago Lovers Come Clean in Bali
Bali Police Say Tommy Schaefer and Heather Mack Confess to Roles in Murder of Chicago Socialite Sheila von Weise Mack
(9/20/2014)
Factory Direct
Bali Police Raid Two Narcotics Factories in Denpasar and Buleleng
(9/20/2014)
Cleared for More Landing?
Deputy-Governor of Bali Calls for Extra Runway at Islandís Airport
(9/20/2014)
Longer Hauls; Lower Fares
Indonesia AirAsia Targets Offering Long-Haul Low-Cost Flights to Australia by End of 2014
(9/20/2014)
An Enigma of Non-Arrival
Nobel Laureate V.S. Naipual Removed from Program for 11th Ubud Writers and Readers Festival
(9/20/2014)
Happy Landings Galore
Operator of Baliís New Airport Claims it to be the Most Beautiful in the World
(9/20/2014)
When the Past is Pasta
Uma Cucina at Uma by Como Ubud Celebrates its First Anniversary with Three Italian Culinary Events
(9/20/2014)
They Have to be Carefully Taught
Bali Officials from Badung Regency Allow Illegal Villas in North Kuta to Continue Operations
(9/20/2014)
Is the Under Over?
Plans for Pedestrian Underpass at Ngurah Rai Statue Park Now in Doubt
(9/20/2014)
Merpati at an Impasse
Out of Cash with No Assets Left to Sell,ia Merpati Airlines Beyond Redemption?
(9/20/2014)
All [News]!
 
Tourism and Transport Tourism Agents