On a recent visit to Bali, Vice President Ma’ruf Amin said he was optimistic Bali’s tourism industry was on the road to recovery due to the decline in COVID-19 cases across the country; an increase in the number of booster vaccinations among Bali residents, which is reportedly now at 86%; and a significant increase in the number of visitors to the island.
Amin said that now was the time to intensify the promotion of Bali’s tourist destinations both inside the country and abroad because it’s clear that the island has recovered and is a safe place to visit so tourists, both foreign and domestic do not need to worry about coming here.
Amin delivered the statement while monitoring the Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprise (MSME) area on Jerman Beach in Kuta, recently. “Today, I visited the beach to monitor MSMEs, and I saw that the community’s economic activities in Bali, especially in Kuta, have started to grow (again),” he said.
The supervisor of enterprise units on Jerman Beach, Ni Luh Gede Sri Mediastuti, reported to the Vice President that tourism around the area has started to recover. However, she noted that the situation has some way to go for a full recovery and hoped the government would push Bali’s tourism revival.
“Visitors have started to come. Our activities have been reactivated though not maximal yet; only 20-percent,” Mediastuti said.
Earlier, Statistics Indonesia (BPS) reported a significant increase in international tourist arrivals in Bali via air transportation. According to data from Ngurah Rai Airport, the number of international tourist arrivals has jumped by a significant 487,133.33-percent; from just 3-arrivals in March 2021 to 14,617-arrivals in March 2022.
Source: Antara News