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West Bali’s Tanah Lot Complex Introduces Automated E-Ticketing
NusaBali reports that Bali’s iconic Tanah Lot Temple Complex, located on the West Coast of Bali, has introduced an e-ticketing system for visitors.
The new e-ticketing system, the first of its kind for a large public tourism attraction in Bali, was inaugurated by the Regent of Tabanan, Ni Putu Wiryastuti, on Wednesday morning, October 16, 2019. The news system, however, does not yet include the use of e-money but requires the payment of cash to an attendant who issues a receipt including a barcode.
The barcode is scanned electronically and reported instantly to the bank. As a safeguard to prevent fraud, the barcode is scanned for a second time at a second gateway.
The Regent of Tabanan, Ni Putu Wiryastuti, told the press that the e-ticketing system at the Tanah Lot Complex has been two years in the planning. The new system is the materialization of a cooperative effort between The Tanah Lot Complex and the Bali Development Bank (BPD).
Plans are to expand the e-ticketing system to soon include the Ulun Danu Beratan Complex at Candikuning in Baturiti and the Jatiluwih Complex. The Regent praised the e-ticketing systems as being transparent, effective, and efficient.
Future improvements planned for the e-ticketing system include allowing visitors to purchase their entrance tickets to tourism complexes online. Travel agents and consumers who purchase admission tickets online beforehand will be able to avoid lines and enter the complexes directly. The ability to pay with e-money also forms a part of the eventual complete e-ticketing system at all Tabanan’s tourist attractions.