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.

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 […]

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​

Travel Warning Issued as Mount Agung in Bali Threatens To Erupt

Travel Warning Issued as Mount Agung in Bali Threatens To Erupt

Indonesian authorities have raised the alert level for the Mount Agung volcano to the highest classification, meaning an eruption could be imminent.

On Saturday, the Indonesian Department of Meteorology, Climate and Geophysics said there had been five small eruptions detected coming from the mountain, and an ash column as high as 1000 metres had been observed.

5 Reasons Why Banning of Alcohol in Indonesia Makes No Sense

5 Reasons Why Banning of Alcohol in Indonesia Makes No Sense

In January 2015, the Ministry of Trade’s legislation banned convenience stores around the nation from selling alcoholic drinks, in hope that this would curb underage locals (especially school kids) from divulging in the act of alcoholic indulgence.

Things Which Need to be Fixed Now to Keep Tourists Coming Back to Bali

Things Which Need to be Fixed Now to Keep Tourists Coming Back to Bali

Bali has seen a healthy growth in tourism numbers ever since the bombings in 2002 and 2005. Some say too much growth, with an over supply of hotels and sagging infrastructure that hasn’t been able to keep up. There are many things which need to be fixed to ensure long term survival of the tourism […]

Bali Airport Sets To Install Immigration Autogate by 2018

Bali Airport Sets To Install Immigration Autogate by 2018

Overwhelmed immigration officers at Bali’s busy I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport will have a welcome relief next year with the installation of autogates aimed at hastening queues, Indonesia Expat reported.