Rapid growth of tourist accommodation in Bali, in fact, has given contribution to ecological damages. The Friends of the Earth (Walhi) assessed the uncontrolled growth of the accommodation made this sector greedy to the existing natural resources. For instance, it led to water crisis, pollution of beaches, abrasion, shrinking amount of the existing forest and other negative impacts. It was revealed in the discussion organized by Bali Travel News (BTN) amidst the conferment of the Tri Hita Karana (THK) Nugraha, Friday (Feb 21). The discussion featuring the topic To Overcome Ecological Crisis, Moratorium Must Be Undertaken Across Bali presented three speakers such as the tourism observer Rio Helmi, Regent of Buleleng Agus Suradnyana and Regent of Karangasem Wayan Geredeg with the theme ‘Bali: Between a Moratorium and Imperium.’
Revenue of the Tanah Lot tourist attraction for the year 2013 amounting to IDR 33 billion is distributed to customary villages throughout Kediri subdistrict and temples around Tanah Lot. The distribution was submitted by the Regent of Tabanan Ni Putu Eka Wiryastuti accompanied by Deputy Regent Komang Gede Sanjaya and Regional Secretary Wirna Ariwangsa in the wantilan hall of Pakendungan Temple, Thursday (Feb 6).
The issue on spying by Australian intelligence against the President of the Republic of Indonesia and several other officials resulting in tensions between the two countries does not affect the visit of Australian tourists to Bali. Similarly, it has no impact on the organization of the MICE market, including the incentives from the Kangaroo country. “So far, there has been no report on cancellation of tourist arrivals related to MICE activities including from the Australian market,” said Chairman of the Indonesia Congress and Convention Association (INCCA) of Bali Chapter, Ida Bagus Surakusuma.
Though only getting a recommendation from the regent, in fact the plan of golf course development project in Kintamani continues to reap criticism. One of them is that the project to be established on the tourism forest is judged unsuitable with the spirit of geopark conservation so far. On the one hand, the presence of golf course believed by the regent to result in the improvement of local people’s well-being, it is inversely proportional to the spirit of the geopark conservation in the matter of forest conservation in Kintamani.
Have you ever enjoyed riding the shuttle bus from the Central Parking to Kuta? If you have not, it’s worth trying once. Formerly, prior to being launched, this mode of transportation was expected that Kuta and surrounding areas would not be crowded by private vehicles. Ideally, each visitor wishing to visit Kuta, park their vehicle in Central Parking and then continue the trip by shuttle bus. Indeed, the idea of mass transportation was originally intended to avoid Kuta from being filled with large buses that often kindle congestion. Meanwhile, the road body used for parking space by vehicles and motorcycles also faced similar destiny. Is this effective?
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