Association ‘not sure how Bali can survive’ with ban on foreign tourists

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JAKARTA — The decision to postpone a plan to reopen Bali to foreign tourists was not an easy one, a spokesperson of the Bali Hotel General Managers Association (IHGMA) has said.

“We’re not sure how the Bali tourism industry can survive until early 2021 with the addition of four to five months [of closure],” IHGMA deputy chairman I Made Ramia Adnyana told kompas.com on Wednesday.

“The reopening of tourism to local residents on July 9 and domestic tourists on July 31 has not had a significant effect on increasing hotel occupancy in Bali,” Made said.

For example, he said around 4,900 tourists visited Bali last weekend, barely filling the island’s more than 130,000 hotel rooms…

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