Mandalika MotoGP Grand Prix: Bali may have to accommodate tourists due to hotel rooms shortage in Lombok

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It’s seemingly that many MotoGP followers must make the small jump over from Bali to Lombok for the highly-anticipated Mandalika Grand Prix on March 18-20, tourism officers say, because the West Nusa Tenggara (NTB) island is missing when it comes to lodge rooms.

The Tourism and Artistic Economic system Ministry lately projected that the race will entice some 100,000 individuals — filling the brand new circuit to no less than near-full capability — comprising MotoGP followers from Indonesia and overseas. Nevertheless, the island of Lombok has solely 18,000 lodge rooms and round 5,000 rooms at homestays and vacationer villages.

The NTB chapter of the Indonesian Lodge and Restaurant Affiliation (PHRI) right now stated it’s nearly inevitable that almost all of spectators must discover lodge rooms in Bali throughout the race weekend.

“We expect that’s acceptable, so long as right here [in NTB] lodge rooms are crammed up first. We hope that MotoGP will revive NTB’s economic system,” PHRI NTB Chapter Chairwoman Ni Ketut Wolini stated, noting that the island’s economic system has been battered for the reason that 2018 earthquake, which killed 563, and the pandemic.

Staying in Bali and going to the race in Lombok shouldn’t be too impractical for individuals who can afford to journey for the grand prix. In spite of everything, the 2 islands are merely a short 40-minute flight away from one another.

Race organizers lately launched the value checklist for tickets, that are going for IDR115K (US$8) for common admission and as much as IDR15 million (US$1,047) for a three-day premier class hospitality suites bundle.

The Mandalika Worldwide Avenue Circuit opened in November 2021, and held its inaugural race that very same month, internet hosting the World Superbike Championship.

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