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Empty Rooms Desperately Seeking Occupants

PHRI Says Growth in Accommodation in Bali Surging Ahead at Record Rates

(8/10/2012) According to Beritabali.com, the Bali Chapter of the Indonesian Hotel and Restaurant Association (PHRI-Bali) calculates that the total number of rooms across hotels, villas, and tourism inns has reached 90,000 keys.

This total stands in stark contrast to the estimated 56,000 rooms counted by PHRI-Bali just one year ago.

The Secretary of PHRI-Bali, Perry Markus, blames the rapid increase is linked to the rapid increase in villas and new hotels taking place in Bali. Markus said that in the regency of Badung alone, there are 78,300 tourist accommodation rooms.

“This data for Badung is current as of June 21, 2012. In all of Bandung there are 78,300 rooms spread across villas, starred hotels, rented homes and condotels,” Markus explained.

Perry Markus repeated his call for the province of Bali and metropolitan administration to implement of a moratorium. He warned that the failure to do so would have grave consequences on the island’s carrying capacity, citing the availability of water as just one example of local resources now under severe strain.

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