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With 6,000 Australians expected to land on the shores of party island Bali in the next three weeks, a schoolies support group is warning graduates to take more precautions as the risks of running into trouble overseas is higher than at home.
A strong undersea earthquake hit eastern Indonesia on Saturday, triggering a small tsunami and some panic but no casualties or major damage.
Just when Bali-bound Australians didn’t think it could be possible to get a cheaper holiday – Indonesia is considering lifting its $US35 tourist visa fee on arrival from next year.
Domestic airlines say they are ready to include the passenger service charge (PSC), also known as airport tax, in their ticket prices, following a call by Transportation Minister Ignasius Jonan.
Indonesia is set to overtake New Zealand as Australia’s favourite overseas destination, with more than a million tourists scheduled to visit the country by the end of the year.
The government will waive visa requirements for the citizens of several countries in a bid to attract 20 million tourists by 2020.
The Search and Rescue Team of Denpasar, Bali, has been looking for 71-year-old German tourist, Bernhard Manfred Erich Lubke, who went missing while snorkeling at Nusa Dua Beach.
Worst affected is the northernmost region of Buleleng, but with water shortages also acutely felt in the regencies Karangasem, Klungkung, Bangli and Jembrana. Water tank trucks are being deployed in the worst affected areas by the Bali branch Agency for the Alleviation of Natural Disasters (BPBD).
The Bali chapter of the Association of Tourism Intellectuals (Ikatan Cendekiawan Pariwisata Indonesia – ICPI) is raising alarms that accommodation development in Bali is following an unclear path. This lack of clarity is reflected in the uncontrolled new growth in starred hotels and city hotels.