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Bali Building Resolve to Not Become a Cheap Tourism Destination

Beritabali.com reports the China Committee of the Indonesia Association of Tour and Travel Agencies (ASITA) is urging the immigration department to take firm action against foreigners working illegally or operating illegal business enterprises in Bali. At the same time, ASITA wants the government to close business lacking the proper permits and licenses who may be defrauding tourist visitors from Chine traveling to Bali.

These are the recommendations of a focus group discussion of travel industry experts gathered to deal with problems in handling the Chinese inbound market. The focus group also called for greater enforcement of the law in areas of business operations and the employment of foreign nationals. 

The chairperson of the China Committee of ASITA, Hery Sudarto, in explaining the results of the focus discussion groups to the Deputy Governor on Monday, October 29, 2018, said: “From our association (ASITA) there is a strong commitment to avoid business practices that are unhealthy or illegal.  We will also refuse to work with travel agents in China that are acting unethically.”

In closing, the Deputy Governor Cok Ace said Bali must urgently address the current situation that is ruining the tourism image of the Island. Police, ASITA and other government departments have met and formed concrete recommendations to shut down tour pricing and business activities that do not safeguard the interest of Chinese tourist visiting Bali.

The head of the Provincial Tourism Office / Bali Tourism Board, AA Gede Yuniartha Putra, declared that all in authority in Bali must cooperate in order that the Island is not sold as a cheap destination.