Indonesian Tourism Minister Visits Bali


On Thursday, October 5, 2017, Indonesia’s Minister of Tourism, Arief Yahya, visited Bali to review safeguards in place for visiting tourists during the current period of increased alert levels for volcanic Mount Agung. Upon arrival in Bali, the Minister travelled the more than 60 kilometers from Bali’s airport to tourism objects in the Regency of Karangasem, the regency which is home to volcanic Mount Agung and a large number of tourism objects located in areas well removed from the limited “danger zones” within a 12-kilometer radius of Mt. Agung’s peak. During his whirlwind visit to Karangasem, Minister Yahya met with tourism operators…...

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Ministry Establishes Task Force


05 October 2017 06:00 local Bali time A Bali Tourism Hospitality Task Force has been formed to fill the role of providing accurate and reliably sourced information on developments impacting on tourism as the leading sector of the Balinese economy. Established initially to meet the pressing need for reliable reports in connection with potential threat posed by the sudden increase in volcanic activity on Mount Agung, the Task Force operates under the auspices of Indonesian Ministry of Tourism with the head of Bali’s Provincial Tourism Office, AA Yuniartha, serving as ex officio chairman and the head of the Bali Tourism Board, Ida Bagus…...

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Bali Aman Dikunjungi


4 Oktober 2017 18:00 waktu lokal Bali Bertemu Konjen Negara Asing, Pastika Pastikan Bali Aman Dikunjungi Gubernur Bali Made Mangku Pastika memberi penjelasan langsung kepada seluruh Konsul Jenderal negara asing di Bali terkait status Gunung Agung dan apa yang sudah dilakukan pemerintah terhadap kondisi tersebut di Ruang Rapat Praja Sabha, Kantor Gubernur Bali, Rabu, (4/10). Pastika menuturkan bahwa warga negara asing yang akan mengunjungi Bali tak perlu khawatir dengan aktivitas Gunung Agung. Ada beberapa alasan yang mendasari hal tersebut, yang pertama jika Gunung Agung meletus hanya 28 desa di sekitar Gunung Agung yang akan terdampak dan saat ini 28 desa di Kabupaten Karangasem tersebut…...

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Announcement


No. 10.8/118/TSU/IX/2017 Management of Taman Soekasada Ujung Karangasem hereby inform that our tourism destination is located outside of the closed zone of 12 kilometers, as issued by the government. We therefore continue to welcome tourists to enjoy the beauty of Taman Soekasada Ujung and learn more about its rich architectural heritage. Thank you. Official Letter dated 2 October 2017....

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Tourists trust


2 October 2017 18:00 local Bali time   Official observation time frame today, Monday 2 October 2017 from 6 AM to 12 Noon indicates that the sky is clear and Mount Agung is visible, with low pressured white smoke of light intensity, hovers over 50 meters distance above the summit. A total of 139'945 evacuees are now occupying 419 shelters scattered along the foot of Mount Agung and around the island. They have sufficient food, water, and medicines as many valunteers continue to serve in the shelters. Bali Tourism Hospitality notes that today is a lazy Monday along the beach of Sanur, which is located…...

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Tourism as One in a Prayer


2 Oktober 2017 12:00 waktu lokal Bali Bali Tourism Hospitality menyerukan kepada seluruh pelaku pariwisata, siswa & mahasiswa pariwisata, keluarga pekerja di pariwisata dan semua, baik yg terlibat langsung atau tidak langsung di industri pariwisata, mohon kesediaannya untuk SERENTAK melakukan persembahyangan Tourism as One in a Prayer Kamis 5 Oktober 2017 serentak pukul 7 malam (19:00 WITA) Bagi yang Hindu silahkan sembahyang bertepatan Purnama Kapat di sanggah/pemerajan masing-masing, di pura, atau di padmasana usaha wisata bersama seluruh karyawan. Bagi non-Hindu silahkah melaksanakan sholat Maghrib, menyalakan lilin di gereja, di wihara, atau sejenak berdoa secara khusyuk dimanapun Anda berada. Mari kita ungkapkan syukur atas diingatkan kembali…...

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Himbauan Resmi


1 Oktober 2017 18:00 waktu lokal Bali Himbauan Resmi kepada penyedia jasa akomodasi Kementerian Pariwisata bersama Dinas Pariwisata Provinsi Bali dan segenap stakeholder pariwisata di Bali membentuk Task Force Crisis Centre yang dinamakan Bali Tourism Hospitality (BTH). BTH diketuai oleh Kadispar Bali dan wakilnya Ketua GIPI Bali. Ruang lingkup kerjanya meliputi 3 bidang yaitu: 1. Bidang Hubungan  Kelembagaan diketuai oleh Ketua PHRI Bali  2. Bidang Hubungan Pendampingan diketuai oleh Ketua ASITA Bali 3. Bidang Media dan Data Centre. Diketuai oleh Ketua STP Bali. Pada hari ini (1/10),  Bidang Data dan Media Center BTH telah mengeluarkan Himbauan Resmi kepada seluruh penyedia jasa akomodasi di Bali sebagai langkah melawan…...

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Official Statement


1 October 2017 12:00 local Bali time Bali Tourism Hospitality Task Force commences formation and will be in full operation effective as of 5 October 2017. Tourists to Bali will be handled by this task force and most particularly in the case of the occurence of Mount Agung eruption. Bali Tourism Hospitality acknowledges that all airline offices in Bali are now connected to hotel companies so that if the Bali Airport closes, passengers are able to choose accommodation for extension or be transported to an alternative airport near Bali. ITDC, the state-owned company managing The Nusa Dua who has over 4500 rooms in its…...

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Hospitality Task Force


29 September 2017 21:00 local Bali time After two intensive meetings, finally a Hospitality Task Force is formed tonight. Funded by the Indonesian Ministry of Tourism, this Task Force will be responsible to handle all tourist related services, effective immediately, and most particularly during the occurence of a crisis. Name: Bali Tourism Hospitality Task Force The structure is as follows: Chairman: Bali Government Tourism Office (Dinas Pariwisata Bali) Vice Chairman: Bali Tourism Board (GIPI Bali) Division for Institution Partnership: Bali Hotels and Restaurants Association (PHRI Bali) Division for Tourist Assistance and Service: Bali Association of Travel Agents (ASITA Bali) Division of Information and Publicity: Bali Tourism Institute (Sekolah Tinggi Pariwisata Bali) It has been decided that…...

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Report for Volcanic Activities


29 September 2017 07:00 local Bali time Bali Tourism Board checks regularly VONA for the most updated status of Mount Agung. Currently Mount Agung is on alert coloured orange. VONA is available publicly on https://magma.vsi.esdm.go.id/vona/ What is VONA VONA stands for Volcano Observatory Notice for Aviation. It issues reports for changes, both increases and decreases, in volcanic activities, providing a description on the nature of the unrest or eruption, potential or current hazards as well as likely outcomes. See the following link (USGS) https://volcanoes.usgs.gov/vhp/notifications.html for further details.  The Center for Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation (CVGHM) under the Geological Agency of the Indonesian Ministry of Energy and Mineral…...

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