Hotels in Bali are required to obtain a Verification Certificate for Management of Hotel Security (SMPH) with hotels and resorts failing to secure certification threatened with closure and the loss of their operating license.
The chairman of the Indonesian Hotel and Restaurant Association for Bali (PHRI-Bali), Tjokorda Artha Sukawati, told Bali Post that SMPH certification was an absolute requirement for both starred and non-starred hotels in Bali.
The requirement for certification is set forth in regulations established by the Ministry of Tourism and the Creative Economy in 2014.
Tjokorda warned that failure to obtain SMPH certification could result in a hotel losing its operating license and could also impact in future reviews of its star rating.
The PHRI chairman for Bali said security for Island visitors is fundamental to maintaining the Island’s reputation as an International tourism destination.
Tjokorda admitted that the lack of qualified surveyors remains an obstacle in achieving SMPH certification for all hotels in Bali.
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