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 · Staying the Race
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

Staying the Race

Bali Government Called to Spend More and Play a Larger Role in Tourism Promotion


Bali News: Staying the Race
Click Image to Enlarge

(7/18/2013)

The Jakarta Post quotes Bagus Sudibya, a member of the Bali Tourism Promotion Board (BPPD), calling for more intensified promotion of Bali tourism by both the government and the private sector.

Claiming a current lack of full commitment to the Island's tourism, Sudibya pointed to the declining amount of money spent by the Province on tourism promotion which has declined from Rp. 3 billion (US$300,00) in 2011, to Rp. 2 billion (US$200,000) in 2102 to less than Rp. 1 billion (US$100,00) for 2013.

Sudibya said: “A smaller budget means less performance and fewer activities. Although Bali has been popular worldwide, promotion should be intensified on a regular basis to introduce new products, such as tourism villages.”

Alluding to competing destination in the region, Sudibya emphasized how Singapore and Malaysia’s tourism promotion is fully funded by their host government while insisting that the administration should take the lead role in financing Bali’s promotional activities.

The BPPD chairman, Tjokorda Oka Artha Ardhana Sukawati, supported Sudibya’s position, adding that stronger competition, especially in the accommodation sector, underlines the need for more promotion.

While new hotels are being built and shop fronts are converted into rented room, Bali’s is meanwhile experiencing declining growth in arrivals. Where double-digit rates of growth were once the norm, that growth is now less than 5%.

Correspondingly, hotel occupancies are on the decline in Bali, averaging between 50% and 60% for star-rated hotels and 40% for non-star rated hotels.

“The supply had surpassed demand. We have no other solution than to stop building new accommodation facilities and intensify promotion until the situation improves,” said Tjokorda.

Expressing a fear held by many involved in Bali tourism, Tjokorda said he was concerned what will happen to the tourism sector after the major events, such a the APEC Summit and Miss World pageant have concluded, adding: “What will it be like after these events are over? Many accommodation and MICE facilities have been built.”

In its first year of operation the BPPD will focus on domestic tourism promotion, overseas promotion, destination and product development, and research.


© 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
Murder at Bali Emerald Villas in Sanur, Bali
Long-Time Bali Resident Bob Ellis Murdered in What Police Believe was Murder-for-Hire Scheme Orchestrated by His Wife, Noor Ellis
(10/24/2014)
Fighting Malaria in Bali
Denpasar Health Officials Undertake Educative Steps and Fogging to Prevent Upswing in Dengue Fever Cases
(10/24/2014)
November Fuel Price Hike Increasingly Certain
Kompas.com Reports Premium Fuel Prices to Increase 46% on November 1, 2104
(10/24/2014)
Harmony Inside
A Solo exhibition by I Made Wiradana, "Harmony Inside" November 20 - December 18, 2014 at Ganesha Gallery – Four Seasons Resort Jimbaran
(10/24/2014)
Living in an Age of Contagion
Bali Isolates Patient Suspected of Contracting MERS-CoV
(10/24/2014)
Denpasar to Dili Daily
Garuda Starts Daily Flights between Bali and Timor Leste
(10/24/2014)
Picking Fave – orites
Archipelago International Opens 5th Favehotel in Bali
(10/24/2014)
Bali and Beyond: Reading on Borneo
Bookshelf: 'Looking for Borneo' – Insights into the Endless Beauty of the World’s Third Largest Island
(10/24/2014)
Adolescent Desires
Australian Philip Robert Grandfield Deported to Australia After Six Years in Prison on Pedophilia Conviction
(10/24/2014)
Change Has Gotta Come
Putting Bali’s Illegal Moneychangers Out of Business
(10/24/2014)
It’s Beginning to Look a Lotte Like Christmas
BIWA Christmas Bazaar at Lottte Mart Saturday, November 16, 2014
(10/24/2014)
Heinz's 100 Varieties of Indonesian Cuisine
Bookshelf: A New Approach to Indonesian Cooking by Heinz von Holzen
(10/20/2014)
All [News]!