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BALI UPDATE #102 - 12 DECEMBER 1998
IN THIS UPDATE
- Nusa Dua Beach Hotel Chosen for Leading German
- Nusa Dua Beach Hotel featured on BBC "Wish You Were Here"
- West Nusa Tenggara acknowledges role of Bali Promo
- RI Ambassador to Canberra Speaks with Bali's Governor
- WIPI mini-bazaar set for 20 December
NUSA DUA BEACH CHOSEN
FOR LEADING GERMAN TV PRODUCTION
The Nusa Dua Beach Hotel and Spa has signed an agreement
with the German State Television Channel "ZDF 2" for the filming of an
episode of the popular "Dreamboat" (Traumschiff) German television series.
The filming will consume a total of 3 weeks and utilize
55 actors and support staff and is scheduled to take place between March
9 to 30, 1999. The 90-minute episode will feature extensive coverage of
the Nusa Dua Beach Hotel and Spa and various other locations in Bali.
When screened on German TV, scheduled for New Year's
Eve 1999, the episode is expected to play to an audience of 15-18 million
As an added bonus for Bali tourism, the film team
will be accompanied by 10 Press Representative from leading German newspapers
who will be covering the filming of the "Dreamboat" program. The show's
story line is centred around the luxury cruise ship, the MS Germany. As
part of the program's filming, the MS Germany will visit Benoa Harbour
on February 15 and March 8, 1999.
55 actors and crew; three and one-half tons of lighting
equipment, make up and cameras; a 550 passenger cruise ship; and a staged
New Year's Gala Party in which 150-200 hotel guests will be appearing
as television "extras" are all part of this exciting coverage of our paradise
island. And, if your staying at the hotel on March 20 and haven't brought
your formal dress, no need to worry. A full costume truck will be on hand
to transform sun bathing tourists into gala dinner participants.
Have we forgotten anything? How about a "mystery"
international guest star and a firework displays?
Your always a "star" when you visit Bali.
NUSA DUA BEACH HOTEL
FEATURED ON BBC "WISH YOU WERE HERE"
It would appear that the Nusa Dua Hotel and Spa Public
Relation's team really knows how to attract international TV coverage.
On December 7, the BBC TV travel program "Wish You Were Here" aired a
15 minute program on the Nusa Dua Beach Hotel and Spa and the destination
WEST NUSA TENGGARA ACKNOWLEDGES
ROLE OF BALI PROMO
In order to increase tourism arrivals to the islands
just west of Bali (West Nusa Tenggara), the tourism industry in that area
is actively increasing its cooperation with Bali Promo and the "Bali and
Beyond" promotion program.
The Regional Chief of Tourism, Art and Culture for
West Nusa Tenggara based in Lombok, Mr. A.S. Adiyanto, recently commented
on the validity of cooperating with Bali Promo's "Bali and Beyond" program
and appearing at mass events in Bali, such as the recent Nusa Dua Festival.
By seeking to cooperate with Bali in tourism marketing projects, a "win-win"
solution is achieved in which both Bali tourism and the tourism industry
on adjoining islands gain additional tourism visitors.
Mr. Adiyanto's comments are in agreement with the
sentiments of the Indonesian Minister for Tourism, Mr. Marzuki Usman,
who has heralded Bali as the "key" to the recovery of the Indonesian tourism
RI AMBASSADOR TO CANBERRA
SPEAKS WITH BALI'S GOVERNOR
In a telephone interview between Indonesia's Ambassador
to Australia, H.E. Mr. Wiryono Sastro Handoyo, and Bali's Governor, Mr.
Dewa Made Beratha, last Friday to inaugurate a new earth station for the
Country's Satelindo telecommunications system, Indonesia's man in Canberra
took the opportunity to point out the fundamental role played by tourism
in the island's economy.
The Ambassador also underlined the prosperity and
harmony enjoyed by the people of Bali and hoped the island of Bali would
serve as an example to the people living on the Republic's other islands.
Despite recent difficulties in other parts of Indonesia,
Australian arrivals to Bali continue to grow at a dramatic pace with seat
availability now a major issues in increasing tourism arrivals from Australia.
WIPI MINI-BAZAAR SET
FOR 20 DECEMBER
WIPI - Indonesian Women in Travel - Bali's branch
will hold a mini-bazaar at the Radisson Hotel in Sanur on Sunday, 20 December.
Scheduled to run all day from 1100 until 1600 hours at the Pre-function
room of the hotel, admission to this event will cost Rp. 5,000 per person.
A number of door prizes will be awarded including
a round trip ticket to any Ansett Destination in Australia and a number
of hotel weekend packages. Special children activities have been planned
and reasonably-priced food stalls will be in operation.
All proceeds from the event will be donated to a
Bali orphanage. For more information contact Ratna Radja Uly at 0361 -
285771 or Marina Purwa at (0361) 751517.
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