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Bali tourism rebounding despite coronavirus pandemic

  • News Desk

    Jakarta

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Jakarta   /   Tue, December 8 2020   /  01:00 am
Passengers sit and wait for flight departure schedule at the Domestic Departure Terminal, I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport, Bali on Wednesday March 18. 2020. Angkasa Pura I applies the concept of 'social distancing' by attaching distance guide stickers to regulate the distance between people in a number of airport public service areas as an effort to minimize the potential spread of COVID-19 or Corona virus.(Antara/Fikri Yusuf)

Despite the pandemic continuing unabated, the tourism sector in Bali has been gradually picking up. Bali Zoo in Gianyar, for instance, has seen an increased number of visitors. “It’s around 200 to 300 guests per day on weekdays. On weekends, it can reach between 500 and 600 tourists, Bali Zoo head of public relations Emma Chandra told antaranews.com on Friday. She explained that when the zoo first reopened on July 11, most of the visitors were residents of Bali. However, the zoo is now welcoming more domestic travelers from Jakarta or Surabaya. State-owned airport operator PT Angkasa Pura I has also recorded an increase in the number of flights and passengers arriving and departing from I Gusti Ngurah Rai Airport. In November, the airport served a total of 3,898 flights and 351,585 passengers, when compared with October, the number increased 27.5 percent and 51...