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International tourists, this is for youse. Are you a quality or trash visitor?

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"The pandemic has prompted a debate about the role of tourism in Bali, with some arguing the island should become less dependent on the sector and instead develop other areas of the economy. Reports of foreign tourists who remained on the island during the pandemic but refused to follow health protocols has added to such sentiments.

"Bali Tourism Agency head I Putu Astawa says the island is hoping to receive travellers who will spend more money, stay longer and have a better attitude.

"He pointed to foreigners who have not complied with Covid guidelines, who have abused their tourist visas by working illegally, or broken the law in other ways. “Those are parasites that we need to put in order and keep an eye on,” Putu Astawa said."

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by Anonymousreply 2October 13, 2021 7:48 PM

2 bitches ruined things when they published some booklet about how to go to Bali and live very inexpensively

They thought they were so smart

by Anonymousreply 1October 13, 2021 7:08 PM

I went to Bali twice in the early 90's and it was beautiful and tranquil. I went back in 2010 and couldn't believe how tacky it all had become. By then the low cost package tour operators had discovered the place. Suddenly jumbo jets full of tourists, most from Australia, were disgorging thousands of people a day. Those that weren't on an all-inclusive package tour were backpackers clutching their Bali on $2 a Day books. The beaches, restaurants and bars were packed with drunk, bloated, obnoxious Aussies trying to shout over the blaring music and big screen TV's showing nonstop soccer and rugby. The government encouraged it all, expanding the airport and roads multiple times, underwriting new hotels and hostels, etc. It's ironic they want to rebuild the tourism industry but with a higher caliber tourist. However getting those people back will be difficult now that the best beaches have been overbuilt and the surrounding hills crowded with condos and hotels. And Indonesia takes a very hardline stance on homosexuality.

by Anonymousreply 2October 13, 2021 7:48 PM
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