The Indonesian tourist resort island of Bali, with a population of 4.3 million and thousands of tourists, remained quiet and tranquil on Tuesday during the Hindu Day of Seclusion.
Famous for its volcanic mountains, iconic beaches and coral reefs, Indonesia’s resort island of Bali has topped 2017 Travelers’ Choice Awards for destinations.
The rebuilt “Yellow Bridge” (Jembatan Kuning) now connecting Nusa Ceningan and Nusa Lembongan in the Klungkung Regency off the east coast of Bali has already become something of a tourism icon by virtue of the addition of colorful night lighting that adorns the bridge, as quoted from Bali Discovery.
With the rise of infrastructure development and government efforts to promote local tourism, travelers now have more opportunities to visit every corner of Indonesia. The Jakarta Post has compiled five Indonesian destinations that you should add to your travel bucket list this year.
The current low occupancy rates of Bali Hotel has resulted in what PHRI-Bali officials term as “unhealthy competition” and is attracting low quality tourists to the Island.
The number of visits by Chinese tourists to Bali shot up 92.32 percent
The world’s largest archipelago nation, its 17,000-odd islands are spattered across more than 3,000 miles of the equator.
Its 250 million inhabitants speak more than 700 languages and practice six official religions, not to mention a range of animist traditions.
One calculation suggests it would take 48 years to visit all of Indonesia. Yet, if two weeks is all you have, that shouldn’t stop you from discovering this diverse nation.
The Central Statistics Agency (BPS) recorded 1.03 million foreign tourist arrivals in January, a 26.58 percent increase from the figure in January, 2016, which stood at 814,300
Bali’s hotel occupancy rebounded last year, rising more than 4% following a challenging 2015. But at what cost?
Besides a moratorium on new hotel construction, the alliance also urged the government to consistently enforce Bali’s spatial planning and culture tourism bylaws, which were aimed to protect the region’s culture and nature from uncontrolled development.