This year’s school holidays have started, even though the school does not distribute the school reports or diplomas. It has had an impact on tourist visits to Bali. We can see this from the increasing number of tourist visits to Bali, especially domestic tourists. We predict that domestic tourist visits will increase considerably after distributing report cards and diplomas. It is because all family members are ready for a vacation. The island of Bali is one of the favorite places for family vacations. Bali is very friendly with children and families. In addition, Bali has complete tourism facilities with fascinating tourist attractions. Likewise, the locations of tourist attractions are very close to one another.
How about Bali’s readiness to welcome tourist arrivals after more than two years of absence due to the COVID-19 pandemic? Indeed, Bali is ready because this paradise island has been preparing for a long time. Even though tourism is poor during a pandemic, the maintenance of facilities and human resources continues to run well. So, there is no need to doubt that Bali is ready to receive tourist arrivals.
Increase in Foreign Tourists
The increase in tourist visits is not only dominated by domestic tourists. Foreign tourist arrivals have increased. Moreover, July to September is the holiday season in their country. It will undoubtedly have an impact on tourist visits to Bali. PT. Bewish International Tour, one of the travel companies in Bali, shows that booking tour packages have started to appear. Even group travelers also order vacation packages on this island of the gods.
I Nyoman Sukarba (General Manager of PT. Bewish International Tour) said that foreign tourist arrivals are predicted to increase in July, August, and September. Booking tour packages and airline tickets have started to appear. Meanwhile, they have started booking hotels for accommodation. Their favorite hotel locations are still, as usual, namely Nusa Dua, Seminyak, Canggu, Sanur, and Ubud. Meanwhile, this tourist visit has an increasing impact on other regions, too, in line with the progress of tourism development, he emphasized.
Hotel Readiness to Receive Tourist Visits in Anticipation of School Holidays
The current condition of the hotel is not 100% ready. Bali has experienced difficult times for more than two years, which resulted in the closure of public facilities, including hotels and restaurants. Many hotels and restaurants choose to close their operations to save costs. So, this can have an impact on the condition of the facility. Many companies have closed until now due to bankruptcy.
Meanwhile, several hotels are ready to receive tourist visits even though they are in a condition of 50%. Because some of the hotel facilities are in a damaged condition or in the process of being renovated. On the other hand, new hotels are also available in 2022 to receive tourists. Like our hotel, The Tunjung Boutique Resort is a new hotel in the Canggu area offering 21 elegant guest rooms. Meanwhile, our hotel’s location is very strategic in the sightseeing area and easy to go everywhere. Likewise, we offer very reasonable and affordable room rates.