On Monday, May 10, 2004, the Chief of Tourism for Denpasar, Drs. Putu Budiasa called 30 hoteliers operating within the administrative area of Denpasar to take steps to combat indications of growing crime against tourists visiting the island.
Remind the tourism workers that safety and security are central to Bali's reputation, he ask that concrete steps be taken to enhance security in the areas surrounding hotels. These steps include closer coordination with local law enforcement and village security organizations to increase patrols and preventative policing.
Good Community Relations Needed
Drs. Budiasa also ask hoteliers to make every effort to preserve harmonious working environments, not only within the hotels themselves but in the surrounding communities. He insisted that workers' rights always be honored and that good relations with the surrounding community receive the highest priority in order to avoid the social conflicts that have marred tourism in other areas in Indonesia.
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