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Image: Hot water pool in Penelokan Bangli. Credit: tempatberliburwisata.blogspot.com

The Association of Indonesian Travel Agency (Asita) was not amused when they found out that the Bangli government had increased the admission prices into several tourist destination sites (DTW) as of January 1. Asita claimed that the government did not inform them or anyone about this change.

Tourists also got a shock when visiting Penelokan DTW on the New Year’s Day on Wednesday finding the entrance price was up.

“They said they had sent a socialization letter via post and fax, but we didn’t received anything from them. Then they said that they will send the decree about the ticket price increases tomorrow. What for, exactly? The new ticket prices have been implemented since yesterday,” the Secretary of Bali Asita, Putu Winastra said to balipost.com.

He complained that his side could not do anything with the new ticket price implementation now. He also advised his members to prepare for potential losses, because Asita had signed contracts/ sold tour packages in 2020 with the previous ticket prices.

Meanwhile, in better news, the number of foreign tourists who arrived to Bali in November 2019 reached 498,088. This figure was the highest when compared with the same month over the past four years. Compared to November 2018 (year on year), the number of foreign tourists who visited Bali saw an increase of 22.46 percent.

According to gatra.com the top five visitors to Bali in November 2019 were Australians with 21.14 percent, Chinese 15.76 percent, Indian 6.90 percent, United States 4.60 percent, and Great Britain with 4.13 percent.

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  • David Stevenson
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    Bali tourist is indanger of OVER PROCONG BALI.every werk there os s Nre Chatge on tourists pf some ..unfortunately most ate not legotimaye for the prrsrrvationof Bali its folling the pockets of various bureacrats…
    I rrally am sire its a lie for them to say tourost numbets are up..i know many Balinesr merchanys who ate dping ot very hard..
    Wake up ..dont let Bali become a tourost undestination..
    Thete are some other Fantastic destinations in sth east asia..

  • David Stevenson
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    Bali tourism is in danger of OVER PROmoting BALI.every week there is another Charge on tourists of some type..unfortunately most are not legitimate for the preservation of Bali its filling the pockets of various corrupt bureacrats…
    I really am sure its a lie for them to say tourist numbers are up..i know many Balinese merchants who are doing it very hard..
    Wake up ..dont let Bali become a tourist undestination..
    Thete are some other Fantastic destinations in sth east asia..
    Fix it before its too late..

    • thebeatbali
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      Glad you cleared that up!

  • David Stevenson
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    Dav31673@gmail.com

    • Ricky Lovina
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      100% correct, I have lived in Lovina for 23 years and seen tourism numbers declining for the last 5/6 years so i talk to people from the Bakso seller to managers of large hotels, all say the same thing, Business friends in Sanur tell me the last years tourist numbers are way down, The booming free spending tourism of 10/20 years ago is gone.Arrival numbers are being fudged by cheap tours from China ,East Europe,India etc who spend very little money.

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