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Lingering Problem of Baliís Mount Agung

Tourism Official Claim Negative Impact of Mount Agung Volcano Worse than 2002 Bali Bombing


Bali News: Bali Hotel and Restaurant Association, PHRI, Bali Tourism Service, Haryadi Sukamdani, Anak Agung Gede Yuniartha Putra, Bali Bombings
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(12/17/2017)

The head of the National Indonesian Hotel and Restaurant Association (PHRI), Haryadi Sukamdani, and the head of the Bali Tourism Office, Anak Agung Gede Yuniartha Putra, told Kompas.com that the negative impact of the eruption of Mount is greater than that created by the terrorist bombing in Bali in 2002.

Speaking in Jakarta on Monday, December 11, 2017, Haryadi said: “Hotel occupancies in Bali at this time are concerning. Once the airport was closed (and reopened) the impact was worse than after the Bali bombing.”

The PHRI chairman said it is not easy to persuade foreign tourists on issues related to safety and security. He said that no one could confirm when the continuing eruption of Mount Agung will end. Adding: “Starting from the closure of the airport, travel warnings issued from several countries, and the elimination of travel insurance – all have negatively impacted tourism.”

Haryadi said the recovery after the 2002 bombing was quicker than the lingering downturn in business connected with the eruption of Mount Agung, a viewpoint reiterated by Anak Agung Yuniarta as Bali’s top tourism official.

“The situation is different from the Bali bombing. The bomb exploded and then we could immediately begin working on recovery. Mount Agung is (more) difficult to handle. With the bomb, the recovery was faster. We could immediately begin to work. But with Mount Agung sometimes it is erupting, sometimes it’s not. This makes it hard to persuade tourists (it’s safe). Mount Agung is still on a high alerts status. This creates fear among people wanting to come to Bali. Eliminating that fear is the problem,” said Agung.

The head of the Bali Tourism Service said a number of initiatives are underway within the tourism community to restore the tourism industry’s health. Agung said: “We are creating festivals and tours. We have started a social media campaign that’s gone viral #I’m in Bali. We are doing everything we can. We have to promote Bali.”


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