Monday, October 29, 2007

Record Bali arrivals

Daily tourist arrivals in Bali over the past few months hit a record high of 5,400 to 6,000 since the Bali bombings of Oct 12, 2002 and Oct 1, 2005, Governor Dewa Beratha said.

In the first eight months of 2007 an estimated 1.05 million foreign tourists visited Bali, raising hopes that the tourist arrival target of 1.5 million for this year will be achieved, he said when receiving 13 members of the House of Representatives´ Commission IV on agriculture, plantations,
forestry, fisheries and food here Thursday.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Tourism in Bali

I was in Bali several years ago for a Women-In-Travel International Federation of Travel Women’s Organization Convention. Last Sept. 19-22, I revisited the place, curious about what happened after the Sars plague and the tsunami. The Ministry of Culture and Tourism of Indonesia invited me to present a paper on “The Challenges of Dealing with Local Communities: The Cebu experience” during the “Second Asean Tourism Investment Forum” held at the Ramada Bintang, Bali Hotel. It was attended by some 300 delegates from Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore, Vietnam, Japan and the Philippines. There were attendees from Australia, the US and Canada.

Friday, October 19, 2007

Indonesian Archipelago Bali Exposed on New Internet Television Network

The Indonesian island archipelago of Bali is receiving added exposure with the debut of the first Internet-based television station (ITV) to broadcast from the area. Bali Alive is introducing Bali's customs, tourism and businesses to the world via professionally produced television programming via the Internet.

According to Chris Abbott, Head of Production of Bali Alive, he & Jason Michael Head
of sales & marketing decide to create Bali Alive after frequenting this tropical paradise for over 20 years. 'We found plenty of Bali information on sites featuring lots of inactive words and pictures. Having spent over eight years developing TV programs for the Internet, we decided to use our skills to showcase Bali, Chris Abbott stated.

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Bali airport meets security standards

JAKARTA (AFP) — The international airport in the Indonesian resort island of Bali, which will host a major global summit later this year, has met all international aviation security standards, the US embassy here said Thursday.

"This is very good news for Indonesia as it prepares to host the United Nations COP-13 Climate Change Conference in Bali this December," US embassy Charge d'affairs, John Heffern, said in an embassy statement.

The embassy said Ngurah Rai international airport met International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) standards and applauded authorities for improving security procedures.

Monday, October 8, 2007

Amazing New Year Getaways to Bali

Boutique Asian wholesaler Amazing Vacations have on offer New Year getaways to Bali for travel ex Melbourne 21 Jan08- 31 Mar 08 to the below resorts. 7 night packages flying GA,including daily breakfast and return airport-hotel transfers start at $1280 pp twin share plus taxes at Swiss-belhotel Bay View (Nusa Dua). $1320 pp plus taxes at Puri Santrian Resort (Sanur). $1715 pp plus taxes at Aston Sun Island Villas & Spa (Seminyak) in a Pool Villa or The Samaya (Seminyak) in a Pool Villa for $2165 pp plus taxes.

Thursday, October 4, 2007

The little Bali Hotel & Resort Company

The Little Bali Hotel & Resort Company goes to great lengths when it comes to road testing its member’s products be that a new hotel facility, sampling a spa service, white-water rafting - and even getting married!! Taking one for the team last week in Bali, LBHRC co-founder Brett Morgan applied the ultimate litmus test to a Balinese wedding ceremony when he and fiancĂ©e Karen Quarello exchanged vows in an intimate ceremony with close family and friends on Seminyak Beach. Filing his report very late the next morning, the newly-married Mr Morgan and his French bride said the event had been impressive and well up to the expected LBHRC standard.

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