Bali Hotel Association (BHA) wants to know what you think about Bali. And, if you're a member of the travel industry, you can even win valuable hotel prizes just by taking the time to complete their short on-line survey.
Commenced in December of last year and scheduled to run throughout 2004, the survey gathered the opinions of 250 travel industry respondents during the first 5 months of its circulation gathering opinions from those who shared their perceptions about Bali.
So far, survey participants have ranked Bali highly. Respondents, however, were split down the middle on the Visa on Arrival issue: 54% say the visa will impact tourism arrivals while 56% say it will cause complaints (results as of 15/4/03). On February 01, 2004, the Indonesian government introduced a US$25 visa fee for the residents of many countries visiting the country.
Of the early 250 respondents through mid-April, here's the percentage number for those who agreed with the following statements about Bali:
• Attractive, salable destination (99%)
• Better value than many other destinations (98%)
• A safe place to visit (97%)
• Caters to the needs of international travelers (97%)
• Culturally rich (96%)
• Has enough attractions/activities for all types of people (96%)
• Has improved as a destination in the past 2 years (86%)
• Well promoted (84%)
• Adheres to international business standards (79%)
• Highly recommended for MICE (76%)
• Concerned with the environment (70%)
• Has international standard medical facilities (68%)
• Should have travel advisory in place (66%)
• Bali is clean (64%)
During the first quarter, Gary Hines of New South Wales, Australia, answered the survey and was selected to win a two-night stay at a member hotel.
If you're a travel industry member and would like to participate, follow the link to the Bali Hotel Association website below.
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