Bali Hotels Association (BHA) has joined forces with Bali Tourism Board (BTB) to survey 10,000 visitors to Bali about how they feel about changes in visa policies.
In February 2004, the Indonesian government implemented a new visa policy, granting visa free entry to nationals from 11 countries, and visas on arrival for a fee to 21 nationalities. Nationals from other countries are required to apply for visa before their arrival at an Indonesian gateway.
[Details of New Visa Policy]
Upon check-in at any BHA member hotel, guests will be offered a simple questionnaire to complete. The survey gathers details including nationality, date and time of arrival, how visitors' visas were obtained (abroad or on arrival), cost and type of visa, length of time to obtain the visa, and length of time to clear passport control. Additional questions include reactions to the visa on arrival policy.
"The survey is our response to the government's request for industry reaction to the temporary visa policy," said BHA Chairman Robert Kelsall. The survey data will be compiled by BTB and reported to the government and media in August. Survey cards in English, Japanese and Korean are also being distributed to member hotels for immediate implementation.
If you'd like to participate in the survey you can do so online via the BHA Web Site.
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