Paradise Postponed – Cancelled Hotel Bookings Go ‘Viral’ in Bali
ITDC at Nusa Dua, Bali Estimates 51,000 Room Nights Cancelled Due to Novel Coronavirus Outbreak
The Managing Director of the Indonesian Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC) – the State-owned Company that manages the massive tourism complex at Bali’s southernmost tip has confirmed hotels within the ITDC have suffered tens of thousands of cancellations as a result of the novel coronavirus.
As reported by NusaBali, I Gusti Ngurah Ardia, the Managing Director of ITDC, told the press on Tuesday, February 11, 2020, that since February 5, 2020 - 51,000 room nights were canceled for the period through April 2020.
The 51,000 canceled room nights occurred across 25 hotels situated within the ITDC Nusa Dua Complex, which is home to some 5,000 hotel rooms.
Ardita was unable to provide a breakdown of the 51,000 canceled room nights in terms of source-market to determine what portion of that number emanates from markets outside of Mainland China. Similarly, Ardita was unable to provide a financial value on the loss of room nights.
Attaching a very conservative value of US$100 per room night on the lost bookings, this would equate to approximately US$5.1 million in lost room revenues alone.