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BALI UPDATE #039 - 29 May 1998
PATA'S CEO LENDS A HAND TO BALI
Joe McInerney , CEO of PATA, has taken up the cause
of Bali tourism and written to the U.S. State Department in Washington,
D.C. asking them to please lift the travel ban on Bali. I am including
the text of Mr. McInerney's letter in today's newsletter and suggest that
all recipients take the time to send the same or similar letter to the
address shown. We must do everything in our powers to lift the American
ban on Bali tourism .
PATA - PACIFIC TRAVEL ASSOCIATION
San Francisco Headquarters
May 28 1998
Ms. Karen King
Bureau of Consular Affairs
United States Department of State
2201 C. Street NW
Dear Ms. King,
I have been given your name as the contact regarding
the US Department of State Travel Warning for Indonesia, including Bali,
issued May 27, 1998.
As the major travel trade association representing
the Pacific Asia region, we obviously are concerned with the civil unrest
in certain locations within Indonesia, one of our 40 national government
Our concern on the May 27 advisory is that Bali is
included in the blanket warning to U.S. travellers.
Bali's major source of income generation comes from
tourism. We have been informed by our public and private sector members
in Bali that there has been no civil unrest . . . on the Island. The local
industry states Bali has remained perfectly peaceful and calm and that
the destination is perfectly safe for international visitors.
As a further illustration, the United Kingdom and
Australia have treated Bali as a separate case in issuing travel warnings.
During the past few days, Germany, Austria and Switzerland have also lifted
their travel warnings for the island.
While the department's responsibility is immense,
I would encourage you to take a second look at the situation in Bali in
assessing whether a travel warning for U.S. visitors to the island is
Thank you for your consideration of this matter,
Jospeph A. McInerney
Chief Executive Officer
UNCLE SAM ARE YOU LISTENING?
All the readers of this newsletter and friends of
Bali are urged to send an urgent facsimile to Ms. Madeline Albright,
Secretary of State, or to Ms. King at the U.S. Department of State requesting
that the U.S. Government urgently review its travel warning for the island
The facsimile number is USA 202 - 647 - 6201.
DUTCH LIFT TRAVEL WARNING
The Dutch have now joined the Germans, Swiss, and
Austrians in lifting their travel warning on travel to Bali. The U.K.
and Australia have not placed a travel warning for travel to Bali.
Meanwhile the Japanese have downgraded their warning
from a Class IV to a Class III warning.
NEWS FROM GARUDA
Garuda has announced several schedule improvements
which will assist travel to Bali.
> Commencing 01 May 1998, GA 880/881 will operate
on a direct basis between Tokyo and Denpasar. GA 880 departs Denpasar
2430 hours with an ETA of 0830 hours in Tokyo. GA 881 departs Tokyo at
1100 hours with an ETA of 1710 hours in Denpasar.
> Until 10 July 1998, European flights from Bali to Europe will fly without
a transit stop in Jakarta. GA 970 will depart on Tuesdays at 1540 hours
local time from Denpasar and arrive in London at 0655 hours on Wednesday.
Intermediate stops will occur in Bangkok, Abu Dhabi and Frankfurt. Service
> Until 15 June several other European flights will fly from Denpasar
to Europe without a transit stop in Jakarta. GA 972 operating on Mondays,
Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays will depart at 2030 hours from Denpasar
and arrive in Amsterdam the next day at 0900 hours. Intermediate stops
in Bangkok and Frankfurt. Meanwhile, GA 974 will operate on Fridays and
Sundays departing Denpasar at 1910 hours and arrive in Paris on Monday
morning at 0755 hours. Intermediate stops are in Singapore and Amsterdam.
Editor/ Vice Chairman PATA Bali Chapter
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