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Sanur, Bali, Indonesia
Tel: +62 361 286 283
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BALI UPDATE #041 - 02 JUNE 1998
HAVE YOU SIGNED YET?
The Bali Promo petition to the President of the United
States asking for the lifting of the travel advisory is being circulated
at most major hotels and travel agents on the island. Be sure to sign
a copy before the deadline of Wednesday, 03 June at which time all the
petitions will be accumulated and forwarded to the American Ambassador
The text is being circulated in English and Indonesian
format by BALI PROMO and is available via facsimile by making a telephone
request to Pak Agung at the Regional Office of Tourism in Denpasar at
0361 - 225649 or 233474 or Ms. Tusi at 0361 - 286283.
JAPANESE TRAVEL BAN
According to the Jiji Press in Tokyo an inter-ministry
meeting was held in Tokyo on May 28 at which it was decided that the current
"level 3" warning for visitors to Indonesia would be lowered to a "level
1" for Bali and a "level 2" for the rest of Indonesia.
This revision is to take place during the first half
of June. A level 1 warning allows Japanese travel agents to sell trips
to Indonesia and a level 2 does not.
FRENCH RETURNING TO
The French panic over travel to Bali may be coming
to an end. At its "hysterical heights" the French Consul told everyone
to get out of town immediately and even the Club Med told all its guests
to go home and closed its doors.
The "tempest in a tea cup" as far as Bali is concerned
is now over as the First Counsellor of the French Embassy in Jakarta,
Mr. Olivier Chambard, has issued the following statement:
"The situation in Bali remained calm and touristic
services are functioning normally. The French Embassy has no reason to
discourage touristic travels to the island."
Now, if somebody can only find the key to the Club
Med's front door ???
ADVENTURE TRAVEL & ECOTOURISM
CONFERENCE & MART
The 11th PATA Adventure Travel & Ecotourism Conference
& Mart will be hosted in Chiangmai, Thailand, from February 1-4, 1999.
The conference, themed, "A Niche Within a Niche," will feature presentations
on market trends, segmentation, packaging and travellers' profiles. For
the first time, the event will include a half-day "Village Based Ecotourism--A
Thai Experience," where delegates visit a village in Northern Thailand.
For a brochure or to register, contact Ms. Sheila Leong, Director, Northeast
Asia, at fax: (65) 225-6842 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
BALI AND BEYOND - AN
OFFICIAL STATEMENT FROM LOMBOK
Mr. A.S. Adiyanto, the Director of the Lombok Regional
Tourism Office issued the following circular (No. 174/B.I//98) on 26
1. Lombok is safe and free from riots. There were
peaceful demonstrations by local students only as a show of solidarity
for the students' movement in Jakarta.
2. Vacationing and travelling in Lombok is safe and tourist activity at
the moment is running smoothly and normally.
3. Accessibility is as follows:
> From Singapore by SilkAir, 5 times a week (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday,
Thursday and Friday).
> From Bali by Merpati Nusantara Airlines, 11 time a day.
> From Yogyakarta by Garuda Indonesia Airways, daily.
> From Padangbai harbour (Bali): by ferry, 12 times daily.
Not only is Bali safe for tourists, but Bali and
beyond including Lombok is also very safe.
WHAT'S NEW IN BALI?
Don't believe anybody who says Bali is quiet. On
May 15, Bali's newest hotel opened its door - The Hard Rock Beach Club
welcomed its first visitors to a one-of-its-kind-first-of-its-kind- hotel
on Bali's Kuta beach. The reception area is built around a stage where
live musical performances are staged, it has the largest free-form swimming
pool in Bali, and a restaurant that serves noodles until 0400 a.m. This
is the hotel where managers are called "producers", staff are referred
to as "talent", and every guest is a "star".
Bali. . .Now, better than ever. Come to Bali and
See Asia's first "Hard Rock Hotel".
Coincidentally, there have been unconfirmed reports
of Elvis sightings, with the "King" playing beach-blanket-bingo on Kuta
Editor/ Vice Chairman PATA Bali Chapter
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