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 · Making Travel Less Burdensome
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

Making Travel Less Burdensome

APEC Conference Explores Means of Enhancing Tourism Flows by Easing Immigration Procedures Among Member Nations


Bali News: Bali, Indonesia, Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Conference, APEC, Mari Elka Pangestu. Visa-on-arrival, immigration process
Click Image to Enlarge

(10/14/2013)

The recent Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Conference (APEC) held in Bali October 1-8, 2013 sought to enhance the welfare of member nations through trade and investment.

One of the areas of economic cooperation identified by the Conference delegates was the removal of travel restrictions between member nationals to facilitate business and tourism travel. During the APEC Conference a seminar entitled “Connectivity and Inclusive Growth in the Asia-Pacific” held at the Grand Nikko Hotel examined the problems posed by restrictive immigration policies in efforts to grow national economies.

The Indonesian Minister of Tourism and the Creative Economy, Mari Elka Pangestu, spoke at the seminar and said, “Through facilitating non-business visas, a total of 1.8-2.6 million jobs will be created in the APEC region.”

The goal agreed at APEC is to facilitate the flow of tourists between borders as a means of increasing investment and integrating the economies of the Asia Pacific.

Tourist travel between APEC Countries is predicted to grow by 38 to 57 million people over the coming two years. This growth is extrapolated to create additional income of between US$62 billion and US$89 billion, creating millions of new jobs along the way.

A number of steps have been identified to ease travel between APEC nations, including simplifying the visa application process and providing for on-line visa processing. The most effective means to increase visitor flows, however, is to increase the number of countries extending “visa-free” facilities and issuing multiple visit visas.

Also discussed as a means of supporting tourist travel is improving service by immigration officials at APEC member airports and seaports.

Apparently, not discussed specifically are the complicated, expensive and time-consuming procedures in place in Bali demanded of tourists trying to extend a 30-day visa-on-arrival for an additional 30 days.


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

       

 
Plaga Wine
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
... And the Law Won
Amokrane Sabet (49) French Expat Wanted for Questioning Shot Dead in Altercation with Bali Police
(5/2/2016)
End of an Era in Bali-Australia Tourism
Garuda Orient Holiday Australia Closing
(5/2/2016)
Plays Latin, Our Satin Doll
Jazz Legend Nits Aartsen to Perform at Casa Luna Restaurant in Ubud, Bali Sunday, May 22, 2016
(5/2/2016)
Slapping a Roaming Wrist
Noa Pardue Gets Off with Rp. 250,000 Fine for Stealing a Pair of Underwear from an Ubud Shop
(5/2/2016)
Taking Out the Garbage
PT NOEI Fired From its Management Role at TPA Suwung Rubbish Dump
(5/2/2016)
A Northern Approach to Bali
Governor to Issue Recommendation for Dwijendra International Airport in North Bali
(5/2/2016)
Solemen Fun Day at Waterbom Park
Solemen Dispenses Smiles and Fun Memories to Some of Baliís Most Downtrodden
(5/2/2016)
Saving the World, One Island at a Time
Lembongan Island Says No to Plastic on Earth Day 2016
(5/2/2016)
An Epitaph Written at Stones
Australian Teen Dies in Bali While Illegally Operating a Motorcycle
(5/2/2016)
Carmen Miranda: Hey, Thatís my Hat!
Balinese Village Build 2.5-Meter High Tower of Fruit as Offering to Monkeys at Alas Kedaton
(5/2/2016)
Be an Idol!
Open Mike Amateur Night for Aspiring Singers with the Bali Community Choir at The Onion, Sanur, Bali on Tuesday, May 17, 2016
(5/2/2016)
Sink and Win!
Emirates Airlines Sponsors Hole in One Extravaganza at Bali National Golf Resort
(5/2/2016)
All [News]!