Domestic travelers ‘not enough’ to revive Bali tourism

2022.01.19 13:00:38

Tourists walk along Berawa Beach in Badung, Bali, on June 19, 2020.(Antara/Nyoman Hendra Wibowo)이미지 확대

Tourists walk along Berawa Beach in Badung, Bali, on June 19, 2020.(Antara/Nyoman Hendra Wibowo)

Bali’s tourist sector has been relying on domestic travelers since the government closed the borders at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, but this approach has not been enough to support the industry, especially accommodation businesses. The number of trips to Bali by domestic travelers rose by 19.81 percent to 8.61 million in 2020, Statistics Indonesia (BPS) data show. Over the same period, foreign arrivals at I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport plunged by 83.02 percent to 1.05 million. The increase in domestic arrivals can be attributed largely to people moving to Bali temporarily while office occupancy in Jakarta and elsewhere was reduced to stem the pandemic. The Tourism Ministry coined the Work-from-Bali initiative, and the government chose Bali for numerous events to support the island’s tourism.

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By Jakarta Post

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