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 · Call for Stimulus Package for Ailing Tourism
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

Call for Stimulus Package for Ailing Tourism

Government Intervention Needed to Prevent Tourism Business Collapse.


Bali News:
Click Image to Enlarge

(5/29/2003)

Bali tourism operators are becoming increasingly vocal and united in their calls for the Government to take definitive steps in terms of providing concrete assistance to avoid widespread business failures in the tourism sector.

Speaking with the Antara News Agency, Feisol Hashim, a local hotel and tour operator and member of the Indonesian Tourism Think Tank (Masyrakyat Pariwisata Indonesia), called on the Government to quickly introduce a stimulus package. According to Hashim, "The stimulus can be in a temporary reduction or elimination of taxes, long term loans or other incentives." At the same time Hashim cautioned that Government policies for tourism must be consistent and not subject to change with every change of government or reshuffle of the cabinet.

According to Antara, Hashim called on the government and the tourism industry to sit down together and prepare a "blue book" on tourism promotion in order to improve coordination and avoid the play of egos and "dualism" currently evident between the Cultural and Tourism Board and the State Ministry.

Meanwhile, the Chairman of Bali's branch of the Indonesian Hotel and Restaurant Association, I Gede Wiratha, said that the Nation's restaurants and travel agents are in a "critical condition," not unlike a patient in an Intensive Care Unit. Adding, "if there is not new stimulus from the Government, we will only survive until October or, at the most, the end of the year."

Another prominent Bali tourism figure, Jero Gede Karang T. Suarshana, a local hotel and tour operator, accused the government of "washing their hands" whenever confronted with an obstacle or problem confronting the Nation's tourism sector. To emphasize his point he alluded to the financial failure of many overseas tour operators who are defaulting on their debts to Indonesian tour operators. Local Indonesian tour operators are often ill-equipped or unable to seek payment through a complicated foreign bankruptcy process, with Suarshana suggesting these problems could be dealt with on a government-to-government basis.


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

       

 
 
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
Dietzsch to Enrich Dining in Westin Nusa Dua
German Alex Dietzsch to Head Food and Beverage at The Westin Resort Nusa Dua
(1/25/2015)
Higher Level Consumer Protection Needed
Indonesia Consumer Protection Foundation Says Strong Sanctions Needed for Errant Airlines
(1/25/2015)
Revolusi Mental: Drivers Licenses in Bali
Revolusi Mental: A Small Change in Driver License Rules Would Make a Big Difference in the Daily Life of Many Bali Visitors
(1/25/2015)
Paris Comes to Bali
Paris Hilton Tweets her Arrival Details to Bali
(1/25/2015)
2014: The Year that Was
Bali by the Numbers: Bali Ends 2014 with Record High 3.76 million Foreign Visitors
(1/25/2015)
The Sky Knows No Limit
Employees Accuse Sky Garden in Kuta of Tax Manipulation
(1/25/2015)
Best if Not Shot in Bali
Bali Governor Says He Prefers Execution of Bali Nine Members be Done Outside of Bali
(1/25/2015)
Seeking 20 Million Tourist Visitors
Government Must Keep its Promise to Increase Tourism Promotional Budget to US$100 million
(1/24/2015)
Home Alone
87-year-old German Woman Margaretta Falkenberg Dies at Villa in Tabanan, Bali
(1/24/2015)
Keeping Landings Happy
Surabaya Emergency Runway Repairs Cause Flight Diversions to Bali
(1/24/2015)
Bali to Regulate Hotel Tariffs
Governor Proposes Price Regulation of Bali Hotels to End Room Rate War
(1/24/2015)
English as the Key to Success
Bali Governor Wants All Senior Provincial Employees to be English Proficient.
(1/24/2015)
All [News]!