Bali Discovery Tours: Homepage
Bali Hotels, Bali Villas and Bali News from
Home Bali Contact Bali Practicalities Bali News Bali Services Bali Transportation Bali Sports Bali Excursions Bali Villas Bali Hotels
Home · News · Bali Update Turns 13
Bali Hotels, Bali Villas and Bali News from
Bali Hotels
Bali Villas
Special Deals!
MICE Handling
Bali Excursions
Culinary - Dining
Guided Tour
Bali Spas
Bali Sports
Bali Transportation
Car Rental - Selft Drive
Private Jet Charter
Bali News
Bali Services
Bali Practicalities
Bali Contact
Bali Career
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

++62 361 286 283

++62 361 286 284

U.S.A. Fax:(toll free)

U.K. Fax:

Australian Fax:

++62 812 3819724

Bali Discovery

Bali News

Bali Update Turns 13

Reflections on Becoming a Teenager and How Your Continuing Support Keeps Bali Update on the Internet.

Bali News: Bali, Indonesia, Bali Update, J.M. Daniels,, advertising
Click Image to Enlarge


With the publication of Edition #775 of Bali Update - the well known newsletter on Bali tourism and development will turn 13 two days later on March 2, 2011.

Born in a period when many in Bali felt the island was not getting fair coverage in the international press, we employed emails and websites to counter CNN and other international media who were incorrectly reporting smoke form forest fires was covering the entire nation and were also unfairly over-dramatizing Indonesia's early, faltering steps at nation building after more than 30 years of dictatorial rule.

Bali Update is a child of the Internet Age. Beginning via series of emails shared with friends and colleagues, it grew to find a home on the website of and a weekly list of subscribers that has surpassed 22,000. Every month hundreds of thousands of pages are visited at where over 9,000 links to articles and a comprehensive range of Bali travel products can be found.

The articles published in Bali Update are routinely rebroadcast, quoted and linked by international media. Bali Update articles earn top rankings on Google News and other leading Internet news indexes. Recognized with a Gold Award from Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) and labeled as "Bali's Truth Ministry" by Time Magazine, the newsletter's Chief Editor, J. M. Daniels, has received the highest tourism awards from the government of Indonesia and the Province of Bali.

Is the Bali Update controversial? In fact, the majority of the coverage we carry is a summary of news translated from leading Indonesian websites and newspapers. On that count, Bali Update is no more controversial than the daily fare of the Indonesian press which is now enjoying an unprecedented level of press freedom and open debate only possible in modern day Indonesia.

On those occasions when we wish to express our views, we clearly label these as Editorials. Editorials, however, comprise a very small part of our coverage with the majority of opinions in Bali Update remaining those expressed by the Balinese and Indonesian leaders quoted in the daily press who speak again from our pages.

Support Bali Update

If you enjoy receiving Bali Update and wish to support its continuing publication, there are a number of ways in which we seek your help.

ē Travelers - Bali Discovery Tours - who operate and publish the Bali Update, are a leading destination management company in Bali. Through active commercial contracts with over a thousand accommodation and travel providers, we pride ourselves on our unrivalled local knowledge and guarantee our customers we will not be undersold on the Internet. By booking your next holiday or special event in Bali with Bali Discovery you help keep our message coming each week as it has for the past 13 years.

ē Travel Industry - Hotels, restaurants and other travel-related companies can rent banners on Bali Update and providing direct links to their sites from what we sincerely believe is the best targeted source of leads to people seeking travel information on Bali. Detail at [E-Commerce Advertising with Bali Discovery]

Thank you for reading our newsletter and for your past patronage. With the kind support of customers and travel industry colleagues, Bali Update will continue to keep the world informed on Bali travel.

Related Site

[Complete Archives of Bali Update]

© Bali Discovery Tours. Articles may be quoted and reproduced if attributed to


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
Infrastructure First: Seaports and Airport
Transportation Minister Says Baliís Airports, Seaports, and Passenger Terminals Must be Enhanced to Support Growing Passenger Numbers
Another Renovation for Baliís Airport?
Minister of Transportation Wants Carrying Capacity of Baliís Airport Increased to 35 Million Passengers per Year
Move Underway to Trump Chinese Tourists?
DPR-RI Vice Chairman Seeks Repeal of Wide-Ranging Visa Free Status for Indonesian Visitors
Departure, No Return
Garuda Accused of Incorrect Procedures in Death of Passenger Flying from Jakarta to Melbourne
Infrastructure First!
New Hotel Projects Set for Nusa Penida in Dire Need of Water and Electricity Support
Bali Welcomes 3 Millionth Visitor
Bali by the Numbers: BPS Says 43.3% More Foreign Visitors to Bali in August 2016, Passing the Year-to-Date Mark of 3 Million
In Need of a Designated Driver
European Couple Die in Motorcycle Mishap After a Night of Partying on Pererenan Beach in Bali
Bad Smells from the Kitchens?
Drainage Ditch at Bali Airport Filled with Foul-Smelling Pollutants Suspected to Come for Airline Catering Building
Cherishing the Children
St. Regis Resort Bali and Laguna Resort & Spa Raises More than $20,000 for UNICEF at Lavish Beachside Moonlight Dinner
Itís a Bali Holiday
Official National Holidays and Shared Holidays in Indonesia for 2017
Me and My Guitar
West Bali Police Send Home 18 Punkers on a Personal Sojourn in Bali
Passport to a Clean Bureaucracy
Indonesian Immigration Service Joins the Anti-Corruption Campaign
All [News]!