Thursday, April 29, 2010

13 Canada Travel Agents Work On East Bali

Thirteenth travel agents from Canada as encourage by Indonesian Republic Embassy in Ottawa are visiting Bali for further plan managing east Bali tourism object into their tour menu. The group which consists of 14 people arrived in Bali on Monday (April 26) and scheduled to get back into their homeland on May 2nd. As been delivered by the marketing director of Hai International Tour, Michel Lariviere, one of the biggest tour operator in Canada, in his press conference in Seminyak, Badung, on Monday. It is mentioned that the agent management from Canada would like to visit some tourism objects in East Bali that has not been widely probe. Read more about Canada Travel Agents in Bali here.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Airport Expansion Budget Increase

Due to number of people insistence inserting Bali architecture in Ngurah Rai Airport expansion design draft in which the demand is fulfilled, make there is 20 percent budget ascension takes place, from its original fund that is only IDR 1.7 Billion. Thus, as been confessed by the project director for Bali Ngurah Rai International Airport Development, Sri Unon Setyasih. She said that the final draw had been finished by her design team and will be delivered to Badung Regent, A.A. Gede Agung in this week. Read more about Airport expansion Budget here.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Thousand of Europe Tourists Left Bali

International flight, especially for Europe destination starting get back into normal followed the re-opening some of Europe flight path after six days closed to the volcanic ash disturbance. On Thursday (April 22) around thousand of Europe tourists left Bali. Foreign airways such as Pacific, Korean Airlines, Thai Airways, Qatar Airways and Malaysian Airlines starting to active once again. Two of those airlines had transporting their passengers for around 500 passengers from Europe to leave Bali. Read more about Europe flight in Bali here.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

BFC Promotes Indonesian Films in United States

The Bali Film Center (BFC) will hold an exhibition in Los Angeles and California, promoting a number of Indonesian tourist destinations and objects which could serve as backgrounds for movie making.

Manager of BFC, Ineke announcing the exhibition actual date when in Denpasar Saturday that the event on film making location promotion supported by Ministry of Industry will be held from April 15 to 17, 2010.

“BFC will present the film making locations throughout Indonesia including those which UNESCO has also used, namely Borobudur, Prambanan and Ratu Boko temples,” she said.

She also said that encouraging and supporting film making in tourist locations and resorts are the quickest ways of promoting and introducing Indonesian tourist spots and destinations to the world.

She also added that BFC has arranged meetings with several film industries, studios and companies to identify and offer film and television for development and promotion in a number of locations in Indonesia.

The Indonesian government, she added, has made a strategy to secure film projects in the country, the success of which was proven by the recent presence of Columbia Pictures in the production of “Eat, Pray, and Love” in Bali starring Academy Award winner Julia Roberts.

In Los Angeles, she added, BFC will show a film “Merah Putih” (Red and White) which had earned an appreciation from the American Film Directors Association. Produced by Margate House, the war film against a background of the situation in 1947, described a fight for freedom in the life of three young cadets.

BFC, she added, is a private organization with a commitment to promote Indonesia as a location for film making and film production center, both domestic and international projects. Set up in 2002, this organization provided the first access to contacts for foreign producers, film companies and film studios with an interest in film making in Indonesia.

Tourism Central of Bali looking for PHRI Chairman Figure

Central tourism area, that is in Badung regency, is seeking for candidates to take charge of PHRI chairperson in 2010-2015 period. The vote will take place at Discovery Kartika Plaza Kuta, April 13, 2010. First Secretary for Branch Meeting Committee for Perhimpunan Hotel dan Restoran Indonesia (PHRI) Badung – Hotel and Restaurant Association – Ni Made Eka Maha Dewi in Denpasar on Sunday night, hoped for lots of tourism industrial parties would have enough interest to become part of that organization management. Read more about PHRI Chairman election here.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Pattaya Thailand Mayor Visiting Denpasar

Pattaya Thailand mayor, Itthipol Kunpcoms and his group observe closely the management of save community system belongs to Denpasar City Government, Bali.

That observation conducted after met with Denpasar Mayor, Ida Bagus Rai Dharmawijaya Mantra in his office, Denpasar, Tuesday.

Kunpcoms Mayor said that he was impressed and amazed with “one roof” service system applied by Denpasar government.

Besides, he also praised the information service system based on science and IT that able to hastening the service process to the wider community. The service covers varied of life aspects, especially disaster management supported by the people.

“The arrival of Thailand group to Denpasar gain lots of benefit and wisdom,” said Mayor Kunpcoms who also had visited the radio station of Denpasar City Government, RKPD 91.45 FM.

In that occasion also the guests group confessed that they had held a live broadcast in English guided by Laksmi Saraswati.

He mentioned that one gate service conducted by Denpasar city government could bring about bright achievement.

“The example of that success is deserve to be replicated and applied in order to raise the service for Pattaya Thailand citizen,” he said.

Pattaya Mayor, Itthipol Kunpcoms and his group members while stay in Bali also visiting some of tourism objects such as Besakih temple, the biggest temple in Bali located at the slope of Agung Mountain in Karangasem regency, the eastern part of Bali Island.

News by Antara Bali

Saturday, April 10, 2010


Tuesday 6-Thursday 8 April – I'll be in Sao Paolo in Brazil for the launch of the Brazilian edition of the Lonely Planet Magazine.

Tuesday 20 April – I'm speaking at Meetings & Events Australia in Melbourne

Friday 14-Sunday 16 May – it's the Margaret River Arts Festival at that popular wine producing area south of Perth, Western Australia. ;

Wednesday 16 June – It's the International Hotel Investment Forum in Macau

Thursday 4 November – At 4 pm I'll be speaking at the Adventure & Backpacker Industry Conference and at 630 pm I'll be involved in the awares presentation.

Saturday 20-Sunday 21 November – I'll be at the Australian Society of Travel Writers annual conference. ;

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Hard to Limit Minimarket Development

Head of Pelayanan Perizinan Terpadu (KPPT) – Integrated Authorization Service – of Klungkung office, Putu Suarta stated that it is difficult to limit minimarket development in Klungkung regency. Even though the minimarket existence, sooner or later would shut off traditional market considering its distance that is close each other.

“Moreover, I’m not yet seen any regional regulation that controlling the distance between minimarket and traditional market. But I will check it with technical institution,” said head of KPPT Klungkung, Putu Suarta on Friday (April 2nd).

Suarta mentioned, authorization approval for minimarket establishment in Klungkung for all this time refers to the regulation/decision of Industrial and Marketing Minister especially for those in relationship with Surat Izin Usaha perdagangan (SIUP) – marketing business authorization letter – and tanda daftar perusahaan (TDP) – company registerazion sign -

When asked about commission B of Klungkung council statement, Komang Gede Ludra who conducted sudden inspection to several minimarkets, stated that evaluation is needed in authorization approval process, Suarta mentioned that he still looking for the condition and situation development latter. It is due to the global marketing era, he said. Off course the competition becoming harder, while hoped for the traditional market together with its sellers should conducted developments so they could compete with the existences of minimarkets.

“How could traditional market could stimulate costumer arrival,” he added.

Before, member of commission B conducted sudden inspection into several minimarkets in order to see minimarket development in Klungkung that keep push over the traditional market existence. Traditional market sellers started to feels its impact. They who usually crowded by the buyers everyday starting to get fair, in latter effect, it could affect in numbers of income for further effect in seller economic rate.

“Seeing that problem, commission B of Klungkung council held sudden inspection to several minimarkets. Members of commission B said that several authorization had approved by related institutions in Klungkung Regional Government for minimarket, had against local regulation. Especially in term of its distance with the traditional market. That is why they forced the government evaluating those authorizations approved. So economic balance is fulfilled. After all, said Ludra, from several minimarkets, not all of them used local labors with them.

News by Bali Post