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 · What Bali Can Teach Phuket
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

What Bali Can Teach Phuket

Canada's Toronto Star Draw Lessons from Bali's Response to the October 2002 Bombings that Can Assist Phuket's Recovery.


Bali News:
Click Image to Enlarge

(2/14/2005)

Martin Regg Cohn writing for the Toronto Star claims "engineering economic recovery after a terror bombing is similar to bouncing back from a tsunami."

Drawing lessons from Bali's struggle to recover from the terrorist bombing of October 2002, the article emphasized that Bali's "respect for the dead, its readiness to get on with life" played critical roles in the Island's steady progress and return to normal business times.

Including interviews and insights from Dr. I Gede Pitana, the Head of Bali's Tourism Office at the time of the blast and now a professor of tourism studies at Bali's Udayana University, and John Koldowski, Managing Director of the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) – Strategic Intelligence Center - the article explores ways in which Bali strove to get back on course, both economically and psychologically.

A People-Focused Recovery

PATA's Koldowski believes Bali's strong commitment to traditional religious values, exemplified by numerous ceremonies to commemorate the dead, eased local anxieties and subsequent community-based efforts to restore the health of its tourism industry hold important lessons for Phuket and other tsunami-affected areas trying to recover from what has been described as the "greatest natural disaster of modern times."

The Toronto Star article said, "Bali rebuilt its brand by tenaciously beating the drums of discount tourism and reassuring people that this tropical paradise was ready to receive them again in a safe environment. It boosted security, used the down time to upgrade facilities, worked with airlines to restore cancelled flights and sought out new markets. Now, business is back. Tourist arrivals have returned to the pre-2002 level of about 1.5 million visitors a year and hotels are once again fully booked in high season.

But the recovery is not quite complete. Long-haul tourists from Europe and North America are still keeping their distance, forcing Bali to drum up business closer to home from markets like Taiwan, South Korea, Japan and China."

The article also includes comments from the Chairman of the Bali Hotel Association (BHA), Robert Kelsall, and Putu Antara, the Head of the Bali Tourism Board.



© 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
Saturday Night at the Movies!
Classic Movies on the Beach at the Ayodya Resort Bali Every Saturday Night
(8/13/2017)
Play Golf Like a 3-Year-Old!
Bali National Golf Club 3rd Anniversary Golf Tournament – Saturday, September 16, 2017
(8/13/2017)
Frugivorous Festivities
Bali Zoo Celebrates World Elephant Day with a Buffet of Exotic Frui
(8/13/2017)
The Unseen Danger of Using Plastic Bags
A 2009 Government Warning on the Danger of Reusing Plastic Bags Remains Relevant Today
(8/13/2017)
Bali Nature
‘Bali Nature” - Solo Art Exhibition by Willem Kerseboom at ‘The Gallery’ at Maya Sanur Resort and Spa Through October 6, 2017
(8/13/2017)
Keeping Bali’s Buses on the Road.
Trans Sabargita Bus System Seeking to Reduce Costs and Increase Passenger Loads
(8/13/2017)
C.O.D. = Caught on Delivery
American Tourist Arrested Receiving Parcel Containing Hashish at the Bali Post Office
(8/13/2017)
It’s a Wonderful Indonesia
Bali Sababay Winery Enters into Co-Branding Agreement with Tourism Ministry’s ‘Wonderful Indonesia’ Campaign
(8/13/2017)
On Your Mark, Get Set . . .
Maybank Bali Marathon 2017 Introduces New Race Concepts
(8/13/2017)
Where’s My Weapon?
Mystery Surrounds Beating of Bali Policeman Who Lost His Rifle While Guarding a 5-Star Hotel
(8/13/2017)
Missing Momentarily at Sea
Three Foreign Tourist Spend Night on Seashore Rocks Waiting for Rescue During a Snorkeling Outing Gone Wrong
(8/13/2017)
Water Not Fit for Washing
The Waters of Bali’s Lake Batur Labeled a Threat to Public Health
(8/13/2017)
All [News]!