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Bali Tourism Transport Costs to Increase 20%

(12/13/2013) Tourist transportation prices in Bali are set to increase following an agreement among members of the Bali Tourism Transportation Association (PAWIBA) to raise tariff prices by 20%.

As reported by Bali Daily, Bagus Soediana, the chairman of PAWIBA, said the increase is needed to cover the cost of to cover rising operational costs, including fuel.

Said Soediana: “The rising cost of equipment, staff wages and maintenance costs have all contributed to the tariff increase.

 We’ve only increased the tariff in 2013, which is almost eight years since the last tariff hike in 2005,”

The exact amount on the increase on tourist transport will vary depending on the type of vehicle, route to be traveled, distance and the quality of the vehicle used.

PAWIBA membership covers 130 companies operating a fleet of 1,000 buses, and 5,000 rental cars and vans.