Bali hoping for Lebaran domestic tourist boom as hotel occupancy rate remains low

The Bali Provincial Authorities says it’s hoping that the island will obtain some Eid vacation blessing to prop up its struggling tourism trade.

Vice Governor Tjokorda Oka Arta Ardana Sukawati, who’s popularly referred to as Cok Ace, stated that whereas Bali has welcomed an growing variety of vacationers because it reopened internationally in March, the island’s general common resort occupancy price continues to be at round 10 p.c.

“Some resorts are recording 50 to 80 p.c occupancy charges, however these are just a few resorts in Nusa Dua,” Cok Ace stated.

Bali might must proceed counting on home vacationers, Cok Ace added, and the upcoming Lebaran vacation for Eid might enhance the numbers.

The provincial authorities is betting on Bali changing into the first vacation vacation spot for Indonesians who are usually not participating within the annual custom referred to as mudik, throughout which hundreds of thousands journey to their hometowns for the lengthy vacation. 

The final time Bali noticed a home vacationer increase was for the Christmas and New Yr vacation on the finish of 2021.

“Then, [the number of domestic arrivals] touched 12,000 to 13,000 per day. I feel that for this Lebaran, as a result of it’s such a protracted vacation, it might attain 18,000 per day,” Cok Ace stated.

Eid is predicted to fall on Could 2. Nevertheless, the federal government has mandated that the vacation interval will span from April 29 to Could 6, together with collective depart days.

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