COVID-19 Outbreak has Crippled Bali's Tourism Industry: Official

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The tourism industry in the Indonesian resort island of Bali has been hit hard by the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, with arrivals of domestic and foreign tourists plunging sharply over the past few months, an official revealed.


Bali’s tourism industry has suffered a big blow not just on account of the global pandemic, but also the travel restrictions currently imposed in Indonesia, said Putu Astawa, head of the Bali Provincial Government's Tourism Office I, on Saturday


As a result of the decline in the number of visitors, the occupancy rates at many hotels in the resort island are low.


At present, Bali is receiving around 500 tourists per day, while, normally, the number of foreign tourist arrivals was pegged between 10,500 and 11,000 per day. The majority of the travelers were Australians, Astawa said.

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Posted: 5 Apr 2020 16:22:33

  
  

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