Bali Discovery Tours: Homepage
Bali Hotels, Bali Villas and Bali News from balidiscovery.com
Home Bali Contact Bali Practicalities Bali News Bali Services Bali Transportation Bali Sports Bali Excursions Bali Villas Bali Hotels
Home · News · Inns of Quantity In, Inns of Quality Out
Bali Hotels, Bali Villas and Bali News from balidiscovery.com
Bali Hotels
Bali Villas
Special Deals!
Packages
MICE Handling
Bali Excursions
Culinary - Dining
Guided Tour
Bali Spas
Bali Sports
Diving
Golf
Bali Transportation
Car Rental - Selft Drive
Private Jet Charter
Bali News
Bali Services
Bali Practicalities
Bali Contact
Bali Career
Home
 
Bali Update
Subscribe to our free weekly newsletter!
 
PATA header
PATA Gold Award 2007
Bali Update
PATA Gold Award Winner 2007
 
Bali Contact
Bali Discovery Tours
Komplek Pertokoan
Sanur Raya No. 27
Jl. By Pass Ngurah Rai,
Sanur, Bali, Indonesia

Tel:
++62 361 286 283

Fax:
++62 361 286 284

U.S.A. Fax:(toll free)
1-800-506-8633

U.K. Fax:
++44-20-7000-1235

Australian Fax:
++61-2-94750419

24h:
++62 812 3819724

Bali Discovery

SITE PATA ASITA
Bali News

Inns of Quantity In, Inns of Quality Out

Academic Warns: Unbridled Accommodation Growth Has Turned Bali into a Low Quality, Cheap Destination


Bali News: Bali, Indonesia, Udayana University, accommodation supplies, Tjokorda Raka Darmawan, Udayana University’s Center for Tourism and Culture Research, Agung Suryawan Wiranatha, Consortium of Tourism Research Group, hotel and restaurant tax revenues, Badung regency
Click Image to Enlarge

(3/2/2014)

Bali Daily (The Jakarta Post) quotes tourism expert and academician Agung Suryawan Wiranatha, chairman of the Consortium of Tourism Research Group, expressing his concerns over tourism development in Bali and his fear that the Island was “not a quality holiday destination.”

Saying that Bali has become a “cheap destination,” Suryawan blamed the oversupply of hotel rooms as causing a sudden decrease in occupancy rates and the resulting “price war” now underway.

Lower occupancies, lower rates, shortfall in targeted revenues and the seeming anomaly of lower tax revenues are all part and parcel of Bali’s current situation.

Strapped for cash, operators will soon find themselves financially unable to maintain and refurbish their hotels. 

“This situation will turn Bali into a very cheap destination, while the island slips farther away from achieving its goal of becoming a quality tourist destination,” Suryawan warned.

Based on his research, Suryawan projected that Bali could have achieved 100% occupancy rates over the past two years with a supply of 41,814 rooms in 2012 and 46,193 rooms in 2013.

Some current estimates of the number of saleable accommodation rooms in Bali place rh total near 100,000.

While it remains problematic to calculate the exact number of rooms being offered by hotels and villas at the moment in Bali, its clear that the Island is grossly oversupplied with occupancies at hotel averaging 62.22% in 2012 and only 55,52% in 2013.

Agung says a better balance needs to be maintain between room supply and tourism demands in order to avoid the current situation where many hotels were operating with average occupancies well below 60%.

A proposal was made to the government in 2011 to allow the Udayana University’s Center for Tourism and Culture Research to monitor accommodation supply. That proposal has not been dignified with a response from the Government.

Calling for an urgent survey to be undertaken of accommodation in Bali, Suryawan want to see severe legal penalties for those who violate licensing and permit laws.

Meanwhile, Tjokorda Raka Darmawan who heads the Badung Tourism Agency defended the regency’s readiness to issue new hotel licenses. He said calls by the Governor for a moratorium were not implemented by the regency, who preferred “to control and restructure.”

Darmawan claimed 

“We have been very selective in issuing licenses, by implementing certain requirements.”

80% of Badung’s tax revenues totaling Rp. 2.2 trillion (US$189 million) were derived from hotel and restaurant taxes in 2013.
 


© Bali Discovery Tours. Articles may be quoted and reproduced if attributed to http://www.balidiscovery.com.

       

 
Plaga Wine
Bali News by Bali Update
Subscribe to the Bali Update
Receive the latest news from Bali by email!



Our [Privacy Statement] explains how we handle the data you are providing.

 
Bali News by Bali Update
Explore the Archive of the Bali Update
Find related articles in our news archive!




or try to use Google Search :

Home · Bali Hotels · Bali Villas · Bali Excursions · Bali Sports · Bali News · Site Map · RSS

Bali News: More News
Be an Idol!
Open Mike Amateur Night for Aspiring Singers with the Bali Community Choir at The Onion, Sanur, Bali on Tuesday, May 17, 2016
(4/30/2016)
Sink and Win!
Emirates Airlines Sponsors Hole in One Extravaganza at Bali National Golf Resort
(4/30/2016)
Rise and Shine in Good Health
E-Series 2, 4 and 8-Kilomter Healthy Run at Pan Pacific Nirwana Bali Sunday, May 22, 2016
(4/30/2016)
Extended Education
Bali Begawan Foundation Provides Educational Opportunities to School Children from Papua
(4/30/2016)
Staying High and Dry
Bali Conduct Successful Test of Shoreline Tsunami Warning System
(4/30/2016)
New Man in Charge at Holiday Inn Resort Bali Benoa
Holiday Inn Resort Bali Benoa Names Franck Rodriguez General Manager
(4/30/2016)
Rules Apply
Tourism Ministry Clarifies Use and Validity of 30-Day Free Visa on Arrival Available to Citizens of 168 Countries
(4/30/2016)
Bali Shark Attack
Rare Shark Attack off Bali's West Coats Send American Surfer to the Hospital
(4/30/2016)
It's My Party and I'll High if I Want To!
Singaporean Tourists Plans for a Birthday Party in Bali Put on Hold Until Further Notice Following Drug Arrest
(4/30/2016)
All Creatures Great and Small
'Tumpek Kandang' Ceremony Blesses the Animals at The Bali Safari and Marine Park
(4/30/2016)
It Might as Well be Printemps
Printemps Francais Comes to Bali May7-June 10, 2016
(4/30/2016)
Follow the Money
Bali Corruption Watch and Anti-Corruption Agency Asked to Investigate Financing of Benoa Reclamation Project
(4/30/2016)
All [News]!