Close
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 · No Treat for Dutch and Swedish Tourists
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

No Treat for Dutch and Swedish Tourists

President Director of Panorama Tours Unhappy with Decision Not to Include Dutch and Swedish Nationals in the Visa on Arrival Eligibility List.


Bali News: No Treat for Dutch and Swedish Tourists
Click Image to Enlarge

(7/11/2005)

As reported on balidiscovery.com, [ Changes in Visa Policy on August 1, 2005] the government will add 14 more countries on August 1, 2005, to the list of those eligible to purchase a visa on arrival (VOA) at an Indonesian gateway.

Where's Sweden and Holland?

Two noticeable exceptions to the list of a total of 35 countries able to arrange a visa-on-arrival are Sweden and the Netherlands. Although reportedly lobbied to be included on the list by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, the Government apparently decided leave these two important source countries for Indonesian tourists off the list.

Not pleased with the political cold shoulder being given to Sweden and Holland, Satriyanto Tirtawisata, President Director of the major Indonesian tour operator Panorama Tours expressed his disappointment, saying: "In fact, there's a potential for Dutch arrivals to Indonesia to increase every year. I am surprised why the government has crossed these two countries (Holland and Sweden) off the list for VOA. Is it possible that merely for political considerations a decisions been made to make business and tourism suffer?"

Speaking to the Indonesian-language Bali Post, Satriyanto explained that the Dutch are a long-standing traditional market for Indonesian tourism who stay in country for extended periods with relatively high levels of per diem spending. He lamented that the Government has seen fit to isolate itself from this market.

Meanwhile, Thamrin B. Bachri, the Deputy Minister for Capacity Building and International Cooperation from the Ministry of Culture and Tourism did not want to comments on why Sweden and Holland were eliminated from the VOA list, suggesting that question be directed to the Government.

Local tourism circles and the press have hinted that Holland is being barred for historical reasons and ill-will felt by certain individuals in the inner circle of Cabinet Ministers and Presidential Advisors towards the Dutch. Meanwhile, Sweden has reportedly been eliminated from the list as a result of the political sanctuary that country offers to leaders of the Aceh Independence Movement (GAM).

Dutch and Swedish tourists wishing to visit Indonesia must apply for the necessary visa in their home countries before commencing their journey.


© Bali Discovery Tours. Articles may be quoted and reproduced if attributed to http://www.balidiscovery.com.


 
UBUD WRITERS & READERS FESTIVAL
 
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
A Sinful Indulgence
Reports of Travel Fraud on Australians who Booked Holidays with Bali Indulgence Operated by Chivonne Betts
(8/23/2014)
A Trip of a Lifetime
512 Moslems from Bali to Depart on Haj Pilgrimage in September 2014
(8/23/2014)
The Cost of Life (Saving) is Cheap
Baliís Lifeguards Having a Hard Time Staying Afloat Financially
(8/23/2014)
The Bare Facts
Dutch Tourist Makes Midnight Visit in the Nude to Local Neighborhood
(8/22/2014)
Ill, Fated
Japanese Tourist Fall Ill and Dies in Tanjung Benoa Hotel
(8/22/2014)
Indonesia to Double Tourism Totals in 5 Years?
Indonesiaís President Elect Joko Widodo Sets Ambitious Tourist Target of 20 million Foreign Tourists by 2019
(8/22/2014)
Bali as a Seaside Destination
Bali Governor Praises Water Sport Tourism Ability to Create Employment and Preserve the Environment
(8/22/2014)
Bali: Heaven or Hell?
Governor Pastika Challenges Image of Bali as Heaven on Earth
(8/22/2014)
Farming Still an Economic Centerpiece in Bali
Bali Farming Families Earn US$3,096 per year
(8/23/2014)
On the Street Where You Live
Denpasar, Bali Street Views Now Available on Google Maps
(8/23/2014)
Music that Heals
New Sanur-based Foundation Holds Fund-Raiser to Help People Stop Addiction and Rebuild Lives
(8/22/2014)
Arresting Drug Development
Denpasar Police Conduct Raids on Suspected Narcotics Dealers
(8/17/2014)
All [News]!
 
Tourism and Transport Tourism Agents