Close
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: Call for Stimulus Package for Ailing Tourism
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
Reducing Fatal Snakebites in Indonesia
Indonesia Needs to Develop a Range of Poisonous Snakebite Serum Vaccines
(11/23/2014)
Imprisoned on Appeal
Supreme Court Send Bali Lawyer Rizaldy Wartuty to Prison for Fraud in a Property Deal
(11/23/2014)
Snatch Thieves, Catch Thieves
Police Arrest Two Pickpockets Operating on Poppies Lane II in Kuta, Bali
(11/26/2014)
Prisoners of Paradise
Bali’s Kerobokan Prison Bursting with Inmates While New Prison Construction in Bangli Stuck in Bureaucratic and Funding Delays
(11/23/2014)
Roadside Banditry
Villagers between Selat and Sideman Participating in Collection Illegal Retributions from Passing Trucks
(11/23/2014)
Where to Lunch in Ubud
Too Good Not to Share: Warung Teges, Peliatan, Ubud for Outstanding Nasi Bali
(11/23/2014)
Refusing Treatment Proves Fatal for Arab Tourist
Saudi Arabian Tourist Fall Ill and Dies in Bali
(11/23/2014)
Asia’s Best Street Food in a Single Locale
Too Good Not to Share: Bali Update Editor Discovers that Sarong’s Love Affair with Indonesian Cuisine Continues to Blossom and Bloom
(11/23/2014)
Saved from the Satay Grill
Bali Water Police Rescue 51 Endangered Green Turtles
(11/23/2014)
Man of the People
President Joko Widodo Flies Economy to Attend Son’s Graduation in Singapore
(11/23/2014)
A Dozen Years for Homicide
19 Year-Old Male Prostitute who Killed American Paul Latourell Sentenced to 12 Years Prison
(11/23/2014)
Fire in Ubud
Massive Fire Destroys Clear Café and Five Nearby Homes in Ubud, Bali
(11/23/2014)
All [News]!