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Bali tourism thrives through health and wellness activities

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-   /   Sat, November 14 2020   /  09:42 am
The ultimate spa experience: Offering a complete wellness experience based on ancient Javanese philosophy on harmony between inner and outer beauty, the Apurva spa at The Apurva Kempinski Bali recently won “Best Hotel Spa” at the Condé Nast Johansens Awards.(Courtesy of/The Apurva Kempinski)

As many countries remain closed during the COVID-19 pandemic, the tourism sector has all but ground to a halt. According to data from the Indonesian Hotel and Restaurant Association, the pandemic had, as of July, wiped out an estimated Rp 85 trillion (US$5.9 billion) in tourism revenue in the nation. But despite the slowdown, Indonesian tourism, at least in Bali, has not come to a complete standstill. Many of the island’s hotels have announced new initiatives, especially in the realm of health and wellness, a growing focus around the world amid the global health crisis. From virtual events to outstanding spa services and new country clubs, Bali’s hotels have let us know that they are surviving the pandemic quite well through their health and wellness activities and services. We know that physical exercise is a great immunity booster. To encourage a healthy life...