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Bali Visitors Fingerprinted

Airport Delays Expected As Authorities Introduce Fingerprinting Of Tourists (17/4/2010) The Jakarta Globe carries the news that visitors to Bali can now expect yet another delay in the notoriously long lines at customs and immigration at Bali’s Ngurah Rai Airport with the introduction of a mandatory fingerprinting for tourist visitors. The head of immigration’s sub […]

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Bali Visit – Spectacular Kintamani

The Bali Driver takes you on a trip to Kintamani and Mount Batur. Head towards the center of the island traveling through the magnificent terraced rice fields.  At the top of the climb you will see the recently active Mount Batur and the peaceful Lake Batur below.  The diverse scenery you will see here is […]

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Bali – World's Best Island

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Travel & Leisure Magazine has concluded its annual survey of the discerning travelers who comprise its readership asking them to name their favorite cities, islands, hotels, resorts, airlines, cruise ships and even rental car agencies. Bali has topped the poll and is regarded as the world’s best island. For many years, Bali consistently ranked as […]

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Jakarta Bombing – What is Bali Doing?

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Friday terrorists detonated bombs at the Ritz-Carlton and Marriott Hotels in Jakarta.  55 people were injured and 8 killed in the blasts. Since then, Bali has taken a number of steps to improve security on the island, including: • Bali’s Governor Made Mangku Pastika, the former Police officer credited with resolving the 2002 and 2003 […]

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Selling Heads – in Bali?

An article published by BaliDiscovery.com was titled “Head Hunting Season Now Open”.  It went on to say……. China National Tourism Authority (CNTA) has called on Indonesia to stop the practice of “selling heads” among Chinese tourists visiting the country. “Selling Heads” is the practice in which the right to guide visiting Chinese tourists is purchased […]

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Global Recession – No Way

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Bali visitors grow as Australia displaces Japan for top spot. Foreign tourist arrival to Bali in April 2009 totaled 179,879 representing the best April on record for Bali tourism and 21.94% improvement over April 2008 (147,515). View cumulatively, the first four months of 2009 saw 645,061 foreign tourists come to Bali, an increase of 8.15% […]

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Bali Tourism Still Strong

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The current global financial crisis has had little affect on tourism in Bali. Bali has experienced solid growth in tourist numbers between January and May this year.  The total number of tourists visiting Bali in March was 168,205, an increase of 4.66% on last year. The number of tourists from China, Malaysia and Taiwan has […]

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