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Bali prepares to reopen tourism

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-   /   Fri, July 10 2020   /  01:00 am
A lot of people in Indonesia, currently spending time in quarantine, have been yearning to travel again, at least domestically, and they are eyeing Bali as one of their dream destinations.(JP/Zul Trio Anggono)

A lot of people in Indonesia, currently spending time in quarantine, have been yearning to travel again, at least domestically, and they are eyeing Bali as one of their dream destinations. Likewise, the various hospitality and tourism players in Bali have been eager to resume operations after having almost reached a standstill due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. Yet, a question remains: just how ready are tourism operators to reopen again amid the COVID-19 epidemic? A recent virtual discussion organized by the Bali Hotels Association (BHA), hospitality and property consultancy company C9 Hotelworks, Delivering Asia Communications, as well as tourism and leisure consultancy company Horwarth HTL, addressed the complexity of this issue. BHA government relations director Fransiska Handoko said Bali’s hospitality businesses were ready to reopen to buffer themselves from...