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Bali Discovery Tours
Sanur Raya No. 27
Jl. By Pass Ngurah Rai,
Sanur, Bali, Indonesia
Tel: +62 (0)361 286 283
Bali Fax: +62 (0)361 286 284
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BALI UPDATE # 070 - 24 AUGUST 1998
JOOP AVE SPEAKS TO BALI PROMO
Over 250 members of Bali's tourism community turned
out for a "nasi bungkus" lunch with former Minister of Tourism and current
Presidential Advisor on Tourism and Culture, Mr. Joop Ave last Saturday
Invited to Bali by BALI PROMO, Mr. Ave received an
in-depth briefing on BALI PROMO and accepted an appointment to the Board
of Advisors of the organization.
Some of the highlights of Mr. Ave's comments at the
BALI PROMO lunch:
> Mr. Ave suggested that BALI PROMO become more institutionalized
and seek appointment from Provincial Government Authorities as the lead
marketing authority for Bali Tourism.
> Mr. Ave supported local calls for "open skies"
in Bali in order to overcome current shortfalls in tourist arrivals to
> Mr. Ave called on all elements of the Tourism industry
to acknowledge the key role played by Balinese culture in the island's
products and to spare no efforts in protecting and fostering the development
of local cultural values.
> Mr. Ave called for BALI PROMO and the Provincial
Government to work closely with local non-governmental groups in the
development of tourism policy and practices.
During his 2 day visit to Bali, Mr. Ave also met
for talks with Bali's new Governor (designate), Mr. Dewa Made Baratha.
This important visit to Bali was very successful
with a number of local companies and tour operators calling to volunteer
their support to BALI PROMO following Mr. Ave's remarks.
SET FOR SOUTH PACIFIC
A PATA/TIME Communicators Workshop will be held Nov.
3-4 in Nadi, Fiji. Organised by PATA and the PATA Fiji Chapter, the workshop
aims to help public relations and communications professionals upgrade
their skills and obtain a PATA/TIME certification. The workshop will be
conducted by an expert team of communicators and members of the media.
Registration costs US$100 for PATA and PATA Chapter members, US$200 for
non-members. Delegate airline discounts being offered by Air Caledonie,
Air Nauru, Air New Zealand, Royal Tongan Airlines and Solomon Airlines.
For details, contact PATA Communications. Fax: (1-415) 986-3458. E-mail:
GOODWIN TO KEYNOTE ADVENTURE
Dr. Harold Goodwin, Director of the postgraduate
programme in tourism and conservation at the Durrell Institute of Conservation
and Ecology, will deliver the keynote address on "Future Trends in Ecotourism"
at the PATA Adventure Travel & Ecotourism Conference & Mart, Feb. 1-4,
1999 in Chiangmai, Thailand. Dr. Goodwin recently completed a three-year
comparative study of tourism to national parks in Indonesia, India and
Zimbabwe. Among the other guest speakers are Mr. Jens Uwe Parkitny, Senior
Producer-Travel for Microsoft Corp. in Germany; and Mr. Chris van der
Merwe, Managing Partner of Adventure Geographic in South Africa. For more
information and to register, please contact the PATA Asia Division. Fax:
(65) 225-6842. E-mail: email@example.com.
BALI PROMO VILLAGE AT
NATAS HOLIDAY '98
All six booths at the BALI PROMO VILLAGE representation
during the NATAS HOLIDAY '98 travel show have now been sold. This consumer
show organized by the National Association of Travel Agents - Singapore
is expected to draw over 30,000 Singapore consumers during its September
2 - 4 run.
Those Companies who have registered to promote Bali
at this event include:
> Bali Intercontiental Resorts
> LTI - Patra Jasa Hotel
> Spice Island Cruises
> Bali Paradise Online
> Raddin Hotel
> Hard Rock Beach Club Resort
Several additional requests for space have been accommodated
through a "booth sharing" scheme between some of the exhibitors. 30,000
consumers are expected to attend this travel event in Singapore.
BALI PROMO also issues sincere thanks to Mr. Joop
Ave who donated $SID 1,000 to help support the BALI PROMO visit at the
BALI PROMO - AT WORK
FOR THE INDUSTRY
Several weeks ago, this newseltter requested special
offers that could be relayed to the Regional Office for the U.S. Military
in Singapore for publication to U.S. ships making visits to Bali. These
special offer have been compiled and sent to U.S. Regional Command in Singapore.
The following Companies in Bali responded and their
offers have been sent to the U.S. Navy Headquarters for onward publication
to visiting ships to Bali: Seniawati Gallery of Art by Women in Ubud
Hard Rock Beach Club Resort
Kamandalu Resort and Spa
Nikko Bali Resort and Spa
Hotel Bali Padma
Bali Hai Cruises
Raddin Sanur Hotel
QUARTA Holiday Tours
BALI PROMO looks forward to welcoming visiting U.S.
Military personnel to Bali on their R& R stays!