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 · Visa Policy Change Bad for Asian Tourism
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

Visa Policy Change Bad for Asian Tourism

Tourism Expert Predicts Indonesian Tourism Arrivals will Suffer Due to Elimination of the 7-Day Visa-on-Arrival.


Bali News: Indonesia, Tourism, Visa Police, Wuryastuti Sunario, Care Tourism
Click Image to Enlarge

(2/27/2010)

Wuryastuti Sunario, Chairman of Care Tourism, told Bisnis.com that the elimination of the 7-day visa-on-arrival is going to negatively impact targets of visitors from Asian markets and, because of this the policy should be reviewed.

Said Sunario: "The Directorate General of Immigration and the Ministry of Culture and Tourism are in agreement to review this policy after three months dating from its implementation on January 26, 2010, (meanwhile) the reaction of the market will be to divert their travel to other countries. In the end the Republic of Indonesia will see losses in visitors from main Asian markets such as China, Japan, India and South Korea."

The ASEAN market visiting Indonesia are allowed visa-free visits and are therefore unaffected by the change in visa-on-arrivals, but other Asian markets outside of ASEAN who make frequent visits to Bintan and Batam via Singapore will be affected. According to Sunario, this is especially the case in the relatively easier marketing effort of luring short-term visits over short-haul distances as opposed to trying to secure the more elusive, long-haul visitors staying for 30 days.

The respected tourism authority also pointed out that the Asian market is very sensitive to price, meaning that short term visitors who paid US$10 for a 7-day visa will now be compelled to pay US$25 for the same visit.

Sunario explained that many international tourist coming to Indonesia only require a 7-day visa-on-arrival, especially those that come for a weekend visit to play golf in Bintan or Batam, or those on short business visits to Jakarta and other destinations.

"For many of these, it will be more interesting to visit a neighboring destination who offers a cheaper or free visa. It's only logical that if they played golf three times a month they only paid US$30, but not must pay US$75," said Sunario.


© 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
Meet You at the Finish Line!
Celebrate a 600 Km Run Around Bali and Solemenís Efforts to Save the Lives of 2 Balinese Children at Finnsí Beach Club on Friday, September 29, 2017.
(9/25/2017)
Balinese Friends in Need
Karangasem Regent Prepares a List of Items Needed by Balinese Fleeing the Homes Surrounding Mount Agung
(9/24/2017)
In Support of Smooth Sailing
Government Goes Online for Cruise Permits for Yachts and Cruise Ships
(9/24/2017)
A Preference for Cheap Hotels & Transport
Chinese Spending Habits During an Indonesian Holiday Examined at Jakarta Workshop
(9/24/2017)
Preparing Bali to Receive Large Cruise Vessels
Redevelopment of Benoa as a Passenger Cruise Port Begins
(9/24/2017)
God Speed KRI Bima Suci and her Crew
Indonesian Navyís New Tall Ship Ė KRI Bima Suci Under Sail and Bound for Surabaya
(9/24/2017)
Transforming Baliís Infrastructure
Bali Identifies 6 Major Infrastructure Projects to Facilitate Tourism Growth in the Province
(9/24/2017)
Baliís New ĎPort' of Call
Sababay Winery Launches Mascetti Ė a New Port-Style Fortified Wine
(9/24/2017)
The Answer is Blowing in the Wind
Experts Predict that if Mount Agung Erupts Before November, Volcanic Ash will Drift to the Skies to Baliís North
(9/24/2017)
Are You Odd or Even?
Bali Police Chief Considering Odd and Even Traffic Days During IMF and WB Conference in October 2018
(9/24/2017)
Spicing Up Air Travel
Ubud Celebrity Chef Chris Salans Prepares Signature Dishes for Garuda Indonesia Business Class Passengers
(9/24/2017)
Death be Not Proud
Catholics in Indonesia Oppose the Death Penalty and Calls for More Activism in Defense of Human Rights.
(9/24/2017)
All [News]!