Articles tagged “bali”

Asia’s Beaches Suffer From Slump in Chinese Arrivals

Asia’s Beaches Suffer From Slump in Chinese Arrivals

Siraphob Thanthong-Knight, Harry Suhartono and Nguyen Xuan Quynh, Bloomberg

Asian beaches such as Phuket and Bali have welcomed droves of Chinese visitors with open arms. They can blame China's weakened economy and yuan all they want for an abrupt end to the bounty, but it's best to ask if they are still attractive to Chinese travelers.

2 weeks ago

Indonesia President Wants to Create ’10 New Balis’ to Grow Tourism

Indonesia President Wants to Create ’10 New Balis’ to Grow Tourism

Niniek Karmini and Karin Laub, Associated Press

Bali is on many a traveler's bucket list, but centering a nation's entire tourism economy around a single destination is rarely a sustainable strategy. That's why Indonesia President Joko Widodo's new tourism plan sounds like a prudent one.

1 month ago

Bali Flights Canceled After Volcano Erupts

Bali Flights Canceled After Volcano Erupts

Harry Suhartono, Bloomberg

Booked tourists must be asking why now, but this is a good call by Indonesian officials.

4 months ago

Singapore Developer Wants to Turn Sentosa Cove Into the Next Bali

Singapore Developer Wants to Turn Sentosa Cove Into the Next Bali

Pooja Thakur, Bloomberg

Comparing Sentosa Cove to Bali might be a bit of a stretch, but the former could use some rejuvenation regardless.

7 months ago

Bali Mulls How to Charge $10 Tax on Foreign Tourists

Bali Mulls How to Charge $10 Tax on Foreign Tourists

Abhishek Vishnoi, Bloomberg

Tourism revenue accounts for a vast majority of Bali's income, but the crowds take a toll on its resources and infrastructure. Now the provincial government will charge a toll of its own: a $10 tax on foreign visitors to help defray the impact.

8 months ago

Indonesia Is Inviting Chinese Tourists to Return to Bali Amid Volcanic Threat

Indonesia Is Inviting Chinese Tourists to Return to Bali Amid Volcanic Threat

Thomas Kutty Abraham and Rieka Rahadiana, Bloomberg

Governments can take steps to show that a destination is safe following terrorism or a major storm. But they can't control an impending volcanic eruption and many tourists aren't willing to make the gamble.

2 years ago

Bali Hotels Face Occupancy Crisis Because of Volcano in Busy Tourism Season

Bali Hotels Face Occupancy Crisis Because of Volcano in Busy Tourism Season

Harry Suhartono, Kyunghee Park and Yudith Ho, Bloomberg

The volcanic eruption in Iceland put that country on the world's tourism map. Bali is already well-known, and there is little positive fallout from the volcanic disruptions there.

2 years ago

Australian Airlines Return to Bali but Volcanic Threat Remains High

Australian Airlines Return to Bali but Volcanic Threat Remains High

Associated Press

With experts warning that the threat of a violent eruption is still pretty high, there's still plenty of uncertainty on the island of Bali.

2 years ago

Australian Tourists in Bali Stranded by Volcanic Smoke Seek Help

Australian Tourists in Bali Stranded by Volcanic Smoke Seek Help

Rod McGuirk, Associated Press

As volcano Mount Agung continues to spew ash into the atmosphere and winds change direction regularly, the situation remains a fluid one for stranded travelers. But the long-term impact on Balinese tourism will probably be small.

2 years ago

Bali Airport Reopens but Disruption Likely to Continue

Bali Airport Reopens but Disruption Likely to Continue

Stephen Wright, Associated Press

Airlines are cautious when it comes to volcanic eruptions because of the damage particles can do to aircraft engines. The airport may have reopened but any change in the weather or an increase in activity could see it shut down again.

2 years ago

Bali Airport Closed Following Volcanic Eruption

Bali Airport Closed Following Volcanic Eruption

Harry Suhartono and Kyunghee Park, Bloomberg

Volcanic eruptions can cause big problems for the aviation industry. There's not much airlines can do at this stage but watch, wait and hope that this isn't going to be a repeat of Eyjafjallajokull in Iceland in 2010.

2 years ago

Bali Flights Resume After Volcano Erupts

Bali Flights Resume After Volcano Erupts

Firdia Lisnawati, Associated Press

The situation in Bali is fluid as the trajectory of the ash cloud can shift at any minute. Tourism authorities say the island is safe. The eruptions could have been — or still may turn out to be — much worse.

2 years ago