Bali Triathlon


16 October 2017 09:00 local Bali time Despite past Bali International Triathlon champion Andi Wibowo's absence from the 2017 Herbalife Bali International Triathlon in order to represent Indonesia at the Ironman World Championship in Hawaii, the 10th running of an event labeled as “The Triathlon with a Soul” attracted a record number of participants from 29 countries cheered on by thousands of eager spectators. Some 2,000 participants in the Olympic distance, sprint distance and 5-km fun run crossed the starting and finish lines located at Mertasari Beach in Sanur, Bali, with the first group undertaking a swimming start shortly after 6:00 am on…...

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Look at Facts


15 October 2017 12:00 local Bali time The chairman of theBali Tourism Board (BTB), Ida Bagus Partha Andyana, has confirmed that 10 countries have published travel advisories for Bali in connection with the threat of an eruption of Mount Agung. “The ten countries that have issued travel advisories about travel to Bali are Australia, Singapore, USA, United Kingdom, New Zealand, Canada, Japan, Hong Kong, South Korea, and India,” said Andyana. The BTB chairman said the issuance of travel warnings is a valid act by any country wishing to protect its citizens, but the impact on the subject destination is almost immediate. Speaking on Saturday,…...

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#VISITBALI


#VISITBALI 13 October 2017 06:00 local Bali time Yesterday, Indonesian Tourism Minister enjoyed a cup of famous Balinese coffee at Taman Ayu in Gianyar, located some 50 kilometers away from the no-go zone of Mount Agung....

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Revised Travel Advisory


12 October 2017 06:00 local Bali time http://cgibali.in/alert_detail.php?newsid=223 Travel Advisory The alert level on Mount Agung in Bali continues to be at Level IV. The local authorities have declared an area of 9 KM radius around the mountain as the danger zone and has prohibited all activities in that area. Local authorities have assessed that the main tourist areas of Kuta, Legian and Nusa Dua, at present, do not face serious danger of any immediate impact in the event of an eruption. The authorities have advised that contingency plans are in place for situations arising out of airport closure following ash fall, in the…...

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Brought to Justice


10 October 2017 18:00 local Bali time The State News Agency Antara reports that Governor Made Mangku Pastika is hoping that those spreading misinformation and hoax news regarding safety and security in Bali can be taken into custody and prosecuted via the legal process. “I’d like to know if the Bali police headquarters have taken anyone into custody; later, I will call the Chief of Police and ask that those spreading hoax news be arrested in Bali,” said Pastika during a meeting with tourism leaders on Tuesday, October 3, 2017, held at the Provincial Tourism Office. Referring to incorrect news and blogs regarding the…...

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Kedatangan Dubes Hungaria


Gubernur Bali Made Mangku Pastika menerima kunjungan kehormatan dari Duta Besar Hungaria untuk Indonesia H.E. Judit Nemeth–Pach di Ruang Kerjanya, Senin (9/10). Dalam kunjungannya kali ini, Yang Mulia Nemeth –Pach menawarkan peningkatan kerjasama khususnya dalam bidang pendidikan dengan memberikan beasiswa bagi para mahasiswa yang ingin belajar di Hungaria serta menambah pertukaran mahasiswa antara Bali dan Hungaria. “Beasiswa tidak hanya biaya kuliah namun juga  biaya hidup, “imbuhnya. Lebih jauh, Dubes Hungaria juga mengutarakan  peningkatan  kerjasama disektor lainnya seperti dalam bidang ekonomi, pertanian serta budaya. Bahkan pihaknya berencana melakukan pengembangan sektor pertanian dengan memanfaatkan buah lokal Salak Karangasem sebagai minuman khas Bali yang…...

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European Travel Agents Visit Bali


07 October 2017 12:00 local Bali time To Witness First Hand that Bali Remains Safe for Holiday Makers With the generous support of Qatar Airways, a group of leading European travel agents traveled to Bali October 5-8, 2017 did the “grand tour” of major tourism areas across a wide area of South Bali, including Uluwatu, Jimbaran Beach and the Garuda Wisnu Kencana Cultural Park. During the tour, the European visitors met local leaders from the Island’s tourism sector who explained that the majority that the zone under threat from any eruption is limited to a portion of the Regency of Karangasem within a 12-km…...

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Reigning in Unjustified Fear


07 October 2017 06:00 local Bali time Reigning in Unjustified Fear - Bali Governor Calls on Consulates to Assure Bali Remains Safe for Tourist Visitors Bali Governor Made Mangku Pastika met on Wednesday, October 4, 2017, with representatives from 35 foreign consulates in Bali to discuss the continuing situation on volcanic Mount Agung. At the meeting, the Governor told the foreign consuls that visitors to Bali do not need to worry about the conditions on Mount Agung. He said that in the event of an eruption of Mount Agung, only 28 villagers in the Regency of Karangasem living in the foothills surrounding the mountain are…...

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France Ambassador Visits


France Ambassador to Indonesia HE Jean-Charles Berthonnet meets Governor of Bali Made Mangku Pastika in Bali on 06 October 2017....

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Unfounded Panic Causing Cancellations


06 October 2017 18:00 local Bali time Tourism Minister Says Cancellations to Bali Running at 20-30% Due to Concern Over Mount Agung After insisting just a week before that airline, hotels and attractions in Bali were not affected by cancellations connected to raised alert levels for volcanic Mount Agung, Indonesia’s Minister of Tourism has now admitted to Kompas.com that cancellations are running at levels of 20-30% or around 60,000 international tourists during the current month. “For tourism. Maybe we must now mention (cancelations). There are cancellations, but the precise number is unknown, perhaps 20-30%,” said Minister Arief Yahya in Jakarta on Wednesday, October 4,…...

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