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 · The Pickle of Fixing Hotel Tariffs
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
Komplek Pertokoan
Sanur Raya No. 27
Jl. By Pass Ngurah Rai,
Sanur, Bali, Indonesia

++62 361 286 283

++62 361 286 284

U.S.A. Fax:(toll free)

U.K. Fax:

Australian Fax:

++62 812 3819724

Bali Discovery

Bali News

The Pickle of Fixing Hotel Tariffs

Badung Tourism Officers Described Plans to Fix Hotel Tariffs as ‘Impossible’

Bali News: Bali, Indonesia, Badung, City Hotels, Budget Hotels, price wars, hotel room rates, Cok Darmawan, The National Commission for the Supervision of Competitiveness, KPPU
Click Image to Enlarge


Following critiques and appraisals offered up form a number of tourism observers and members of the Indonesian Hotel and Restaurant Association (PHRI), the head of the Badung Tourism Service, Raka Darmawan, has chipped in his opinion on the possibility of establishing regulations to standardize hotel tariffs.

As reported by Bisnis Bali, Darmawan commented on fixed hotel tariffs, saying on April 4, 2013, “This appears to be something that is impossible.”

The top tourism officer for the regency explained that any effort to standardize hotel rates brings with it the possibility of monopolies and cartels.

Because of this, The National Commission for the Supervision of Competitiveness (KPPU) recently issued a warning against announced plans by the province of Bali to standardized hotel rates. Saying his office was therefore unable to introduce fixed prices for hotels, Darmawan said that his office must surrender matter of pricing to market forces.

Darmawan emphasized that issues of hotel tariff are irrevocably tied to matters of facility and service. He pointed out how some three-star hotels manage to present facilities that exceed those offered by five-star hotels. Adding, “If the hotel accepts this situation, then clearly there is no problem.” He also said the need to consider standardization of pricing is not pressing.

He continued, saying the biggest culprit in the current price war are city hotels or budget hotels - built on narrow strips of land with high room counts.

The resulting City Hotels and Budget Hotels can sell their rooms at very low room rates. For this reason, he said his office was working to limit the number of budget hotels. Badung is now reviewing rules on the minimum size of land needed for hotel development and room ratios as a mean to curb new budget hotel projects.

Related Article

[Self-Serving or Serving the Public?]

© 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
Bali's Best Dining and Bars
Bali’s Best Restaurants, Bars, And Cafes 2015 Crowned
Pray for Rain
Extended Drought Threatens Severe Water Shortage in Kuta and Other Areas of Bali
Double Bladed Consequence
Italian Tourist Goes berserk and Attacks Warung Owner with a Knife in Sanur Bali
A Night at the Museum
Bali’s Arma Museum Named the Nation’s Best Privately Owned Museum
Keeping Ahead of the Wave
New Tsunami Early Warning System Tower at Kedungu Brings to 9 the Total Number of Tsunami Warning Towers in Bali.
Needed: Stroke of Good Luck
New Kuta Golf Course 8th Anniversary October 10-11, 2015
A Ban on Reclamation?
Maritime Affairs Minister Announces Plans for a Moratorium on Reclamation of Seashores Nationwide
Liberalizing Indonesia’s Cruise Sector
Foreign Flagged Cruise Ships Allowed to Carry Domestic Passengers
Dogs Tied to a Poll
Bali Post Conducts Public Opinion Survey on Government’s Response to the Rabies Crisis
Everything on your Plate
Police and provincial Authorities Warn that Motor Vehicles Staying More than 3 Months in Bali Must Convert to Local Police License Plates
Pearls of Wisdom
Pearls of North Bali and the Women Who Fashion Them at Living Lobby Art Exhibition Masters Showcase at Conrad Bali Resort Through January 10, 2015
When Kids Communicate and Collaborate
Global Issues Network Conference in Bali October 16-18, 2015
All [News]!