Indonesia – Bali steps up a gear

Bali is counting down to the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meeting next year with a series of measures designed to showcase the best the resort island has to offer.

All the island’s tourism stakeholders are gearing up to ensure visitors gain the best experiences and for hotels, this means having professional “liaison officers” on hand to ensure that guests get the best information about tours in Bali and beyond, as well as eco and nature tourism, community-based tourism, cruises and more.

At the administration level, the central government has been focusing on infrastructure improvement, including the Bali Toll Road and Underpass Project which links Nusa Dua-Benoa and Ngurah Rai International Airport. Another scheme is the redevelopment of the airport to increase passenger capacity to 25 million passengers per year. These projects are expected to be completed by the first half of 2013.

Beside basic infrastructure, a number of new hotels are being built, including at least 1,319 new luxury hotel rooms in Nusa Dua for the APEC summit.


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