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 · Bali to Become the Destination of Yesterday?
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

Bali to Become the Destination of Yesterday?

Bali Tourism Leader Warn that Island Tourism Under Threat from Much More than the 'Just' the Global Financial Crisis.


Bali News: Bali to Become the Destination of Yesterday?
Click Image to Enlarge

(2/21/2009)

A seminar on "The Existence and Prospects of Bali's Tourism Industry in the Midst of a World Financial Crisis" held on Monday, February 16, 2009, issued the warning that tourism on the island is also facing threats from environmental degradation, uncontrolled development and an over-supply of accommodation.

Speakers at the conference, held at Bali's Ngurah Rai International Airport, included Gde Nurjaya, the Chief of the Bali Tourism Authority (BTA); Chairman of the Bali branch of the Association of Indonesian Tour and Travel Agents (ASITA), Al Purwa; the General Manager of the airport's management company, Perum Angkasa Pura I, (PAP1)Heru Legowo; and moderator Alex Pudjonto.

Gde Nurjaya told the audience that despite being haunted by the current financial crisis, Bali still has great tourism potential because of its unique comparative advantage when compared with competing destinations. To support his case for Bali's cultural and natural drawing power, Nurjaya pointed to growing arrival numbers over the past several years and the 2008 foreign visitor totals of 1,968,892.

At the same time, Nurjaya urged the public not be become complacent with their current success, suggesting there exist a number of internal problems threatening the island's future potential. Chief among these problems he cited were environmental damage, uncontrolled development and the varying vision for Bali tourism championed by the various regencies of Bali and the provincial government.

Sounding a similar message, Al Purwa of ASITA said that Bali's tourism policymakers do not speak with a single voice. Municipal and regency governments remains solely focused on how to increase their tax revenues, while the provincial island-wide administration stands alone in calling for management of the island's environment. Purwa said that in terms of investing in Bali's tourism what is permissible and what is not, is never clear.

Purwa, one of Bali's senior tourism managers, also warned that Bali is plagued by poor skills among local tourism workers, an insufficient tourism infrastructure, growing pollution, security concerns and capacity issues. Purwa said that anyone who takes the time to read guest comment forms from local hotels, mass media and other sources will encounter all these complaints. "If this is not urgently addressed, after five years Bali will become the 'destination of yesterday,' said Purwa.

As the manager of Bali's gateway, Heru Legowo acknowledged the strategic position of the Ngurah Rai International Airport. He told the seminar's participants that the PAP I is working to continually improve their services to the public, together with all the other stakeholders found at the airport.

Legowo said: "In a symbolic sense, our commitment is embodied in the '3S + 1C' formula of safety, security, service and compliance . This not only comes from PAP I, but from all elements found at the airport: airport administrations, immigration, customs, quarantine, airlines, police, security, porters, cleaning service personnel and others. All must share the same vision to make the Ngurah Rai Airport 3S = 1C."


© 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
Weíre Going to Change the World!
Young People Invited to Joining Baliís Global Initiatives Networking Conference at Canggu Community School October 3-5, 2014
(9/20/2014)
Flying High and Fancy with Garuda
Garuda Indonesia Named as Best Passenger Experience in Asia Pacific Region
(9/20/2014)
Chicago Lovers Come Clean in Bali
Bali Police Say Tommy Schaefer and Heather Mack Confess to Roles in Murder of Chicago Socialite Sheila von Weise Mack
(9/20/2014)
Factory Direct
Bali Police Raid Two Narcotics Factories in Denpasar and Buleleng
(9/20/2014)
Cleared for More Landing?
Deputy-Governor of Bali Calls for Extra Runway at Islandís Airport
(9/20/2014)
Longer Hauls; Lower Fares
Indonesia AirAsia Targets Offering Long-Haul Low-Cost Flights to Australia by End of 2014
(9/20/2014)
An Enigma of Non-Arrival
Nobel Laureate V.S. Naipual Removed from Program for 11th Ubud Writers and Readers Festival
(9/20/2014)
Happy Landings Galore
Operator of Baliís New Airport Claims it to be the Most Beautiful in the World
(9/20/2014)
When the Past is Pasta
Uma Cucina at Uma by Como Ubud Celebrates its First Anniversary with Three Italian Culinary Events
(9/20/2014)
They Have to be Carefully Taught
Bali Officials from Badung Regency Allow Illegal Villas in North Kuta to Continue Operations
(9/20/2014)
Is the Under Over?
Plans for Pedestrian Underpass at Ngurah Rai Statue Park Now in Doubt
(9/20/2014)
Merpati at an Impasse
Out of Cash with No Assets Left to Sell,ia Merpati Airlines Beyond Redemption?
(9/20/2014)
All [News]!
 
Tourism and Transport Tourism Agents