Tourism Minister Says Cancellations to Bali Running at 20-30% Due to Concern Over Mount Agung

Tourism Minister Says Cancellations to Bali Running at 20-30% Due to Concern Over Mount Agung

After insisting just a week before that airline, hotels and attractions in Bali were not affected by cancellations connected to raised alert levels for volcanic Mount Agung, Indonesia’s Minister of Tourism has now admitted to Kompas.com that cancellations are running at levels of 20-30% or around 60,000 international tourists during the current month, as quoted […]

Where Will Surfers Go When Bali Bans Alcohol?

Where Will Surfers Go When Bali Bans Alcohol?

A proposed ban on alcohol in Indonesia, which could see surfers deserting its dream island of Bali in droves, might have positive knock-on effects for emerging surfing hot-spots elsewhere.

Bali Police Issue Warning to Foreign Tourist Riding Scooters

Bali Police Issue Warning to Foreign Tourist Riding Scooters

Bali police have issued a warning to tourists riding motorbikes on the holiday island — obey the road rules or face criminal charges. Anyone who tries to bribe an officer to get away with bad behaviour will also be charged.

Will Mount Agung Erupt and What Happens If It Does?

Will Mount Agung Erupt and What Happens If It Does?

An eruption at Bali’s Mount Agung volcano is imminent, according to experts. Hundreds of tremors are being recorded at the site each day, and more than 75,000 people evacuated in the past few days after local authorities declared a state of emergency

How Overdevelopment Has Created a Massive Waste Problem in Bali

How Overdevelopment Has Created a Massive Waste Problem in Bali

It’s no surprise Bali is a contender for the world’s top tourist destination. It’s a surfer’s heaven; a paradise rich in natural beauty, inviting culture, and the kind of picturesque waves we gawk at in magazines. The influx of tourism, which goes back decades now, has brought economic prosperity and improved the Balinese standard of […]

Animals Fled The Area Around a Balinese Volcano

Animals Fled The Area Around a Balinese Volcano

Snakes and monkeys have reportedly begun fleeing the area around Mount Agung in their droves, in what locals claim is the strongest sign yet the Bali volcano will erupt.

Bali Volcano Eruption Threat Not Affecting Tourism

Bali Volcano Eruption Threat Not Affecting Tourism

“Bali tourism is safe. Do not spread misleading news that Bali is not safe because Mount Agung is on the highest alert status. Please come and visit Bali,” National Disaster Management Agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho​