Kuta Executive Club (KEC) established in 2000 continues to grow. Its membership has grown from 20 to 30 members. “Up to these days, we are still actively discussing about topical issues concerning with tourism in Bali every month,” said Chairman of the KEC, Gusti Kade Sutawa.
This General Manager of Puri Saron Hotel Seminyak said that by organizing such a meeting would give much to learn. They were starting from the problems faced by each agency (KEC members) so that all the parties could give their aspiration and participation.
In the meeting, explained Gusde, his familiar greeting, the KEC denoting the association of the hoteliers whose business premises located in the area of Kuta, Legian and Seminyak, also invited the government agencies, tourism media, general public and tourism stakeholders. “If there are new officers and police officials, we certainly invite them to share their knowledge,” he said.
According to Gusde, the presence of new members could make the association more communicative. In the forum, the KEC would respond quickly to any problems faced by the members and the organization decided how it could make a contribution. “The contribution is that how the KEC can help craftsmen and poor people in the Badung region,” he said.
Besides, in maintaining the beach sanitation, the KEC in cooperation with the local government and parliament did cleanup together. “We are committed to serving all the members including the stakeholders, society and government,” said the Head of Bali Tourism Community Alliance (AMPB).
Then, how about the subsidized fuel price hike? This friendly man said the rising fuel price also affected the tourism such as the increase in the hotel room rates, the cost of food service and other products. “We expect the government to also increase the regulation towards a better and more efficient climate,” he said.
Gusde hoped that tourism in Bali could be growing. “With the KEC, I want to dedicate my capability for the sake of prosperity of the community, state and nation,” said Gusde doubling to serve as Secretary General to the Indonesia Hotel and Restaurant Association (PHRI) of Badung Chapter. (BTN/ocha)