Articles tagged “bali”

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.

10 months 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.

10 months 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.

11 months 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.

11 months 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.

11 months 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.

11 months 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.

11 months ago

Indonesia Condemns Travel Advisory as Excessive Amid Bali Volcano Eruption

Indonesia Condemns Travel Advisory as Excessive Amid Bali Volcano Eruption

Rieka Rahadiana and Yudith Ho, Bloomberg

A volcanic eruption is never good for locals or seasonal tourism. What it can do, as it did in the case of Iceland, is actually raise the profile of your destination in the public eye. However, Bali's profile isn't exactly hidden.

11 months ago

New Trump Property in Bali Faces Resistance From Locals

New Trump Property in Bali Faces Resistance From Locals

Stephen Wright, Associated Press

Bali has strict laws regulating the height of buildings, and the proposed tower from the Trump Organization would violate them.

1 year ago

Trump’s Proposed Bali Resort Has Environmental and Religious Problems

Trump’s Proposed Bali Resort Has Environmental and Religious Problems

Karlis Salna, Yudith Ho and Fathiya Dahrul , Bloomberg

Although the issue with the Bali property is more concerned with environmental and religious conflicts, The Trump Organization has had conflicts in the past with communities.

2 years ago

Indonesian Volcanoes Close Three Airports, Force Evacuations

Indonesian Volcanoes Close Three Airports, Force Evacuations

Associated Press

"Ring of Fire" makes a better title for a Johnny Cash song than it does a tourism slogan.

3 years ago

Bali Is Managing Its Own Volcanic Ash Cloud Moment

Bali Is Managing Its Own Volcanic Ash Cloud Moment

Andrew Janes, Harry Suhartono and Klaus Wille, Bloomberg

Best-case scenario is Bali can turn its volcano-inspired troubles in to tourism gold like Iceland did.

3 years ago