There’s no question that Bali has become one of the hottest vacation destinations, especially for Australians, Asians, and Americans. What was once a well kept secret and a destination that only a few would consider travelling to, is now considered a ‘hot spot,’ and the Bali government wants to make sure it stays that way so they have actually established a Bali Tourism Promotion Board.
The good news for travelers is that Bali is going to remain a viable vacation destination that’s becoming increasingly more affordable. In fact, holiday villas that were once only affordable by large groups or the wealthy, are now an option for average people, and that’s pretty exciting, because a villa as your accommodations offers so much more than a hotel experience.
Ida Bagus Kade Subhisku is the head of the Bali Provincial Tourism Office, and it was at the end of January of this year (2013) that the documents were signed by the governor making the Bali Tourism Promotion Board official. A great deal of time went into establishing this board because it required the creation of a number of mandates, rules, etc. Currently there are nine people who have been named to lead the board.
It’s likely that Bali tourism is going to benefit from this new addition, since the focus is going to be on bringing vacationers the best experience possible so not only do they return but also they encourage others to visit Bali and have an amazing vacation experience.
With a little luck the tourism office won’t get caught up in bureaucracy and will actually benefit both tourists and locals in finding a balance that keeps Bali the special place that we are drawn to, and doesn’t destroy Bali and what it brings to the locals, while allowing them to prosper from the tourism industry.