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Hotel occupancy rates, especially starred hotels in Badung, have not shown any significant progress recently.

The average occupancy rate at present is around 58.6 percent. In addition to the fact of it being low season, the increase in domestic flight price is thought to be another factor causing hotel occupancies to remain limp.

Head of Badung Tourism Board, I Wayan Badra, said the condition is still showing a decline. “Actually, we should already see the occupancy rate going up, but because the flight prices are increasing, tourist visits are declining,” explained Badra.

This is especially true for domestic travelers, said Badra. However, with the recent information that there will be an assessment of flight prices from the Ministry of Transportation (Kemenhub), tourist numbers to Badung are hoped to grow again, before reaching its peak in June-July-August.

Meanwhile, foreign arrivals, in March saw an increase of 4.18 percent compared to February. In February, 451,436 foreign tourists visited Badung. “Of course, we all hope that the foreign visits will increase, too” he said.

As is well documented, Badung has approximately 102 thousand hotel rooms. This amount represents 90 percent of the total number of hotel rooms throughout Bali.

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  • Wouter

    450k foteign visitors plu so many locals in one month and 102k rooms. On average 1 room for 2 visitors. A occupancy of 60%. Where did all those visitors go? Villas, other parts of Bali? Not a great analysis.

  • Dave

    Bali has to clean up its act..get rid of the rubbish..stop the local merchants and money changets ripping off the bules at every chance..last time i was there i felt a definite anti bule feeling..amongst a lot of locals..that was my 14 th trip..may not go back..especially if theu bring in the entry and exit fee..

  • Hakon Eugen Gustavsen

    The fact that prices need to be ajusted on flights is important as well as the factors mentioned by Dave april 12. I am not concerned about it in Karangasem ..more so in Badung and Buleleng. Also the behaviour and crime done by bule is a factor that makes locals and me upset . Todays social media makes news travel faster than before it existed. I have lived in Bali 11 years and there is an increase in crime and bad behaviour from foreigners coming or staying in Bali. I wish i could find statistics. So behave well and all will be good. Enjoy life

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