Ep 138: Is Bali Tourism Back on Track? With Simona Chimenti & Melina Caruso of the Bali Hotels Association

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23 Jun 2022 • 30m53s

“Since the end of March, the landscape of travelling to Bali has changed dramatically. It’s much easier to travel here now.”

This week, Gary and Hannah check on the current state of tourism in Bali with Simona Chimenti, General Manager of The Pavilions Bali and Marketing & Media Relations Director of the Bali Hotels Association, and Melina Caruso, Technology & Marketing Consultant for the Bali Hotels Association.

After a slow start, Bali is welcoming back visitors from around the world, but is anxious to attract more flights to boost arrivals. The Ministry of Tourism & Creative Economy is targeting 1.5 million international arrivals in 2022, while domestic visitors are arriving in big numbers.

Melina and Simona discuss the latest travel updates, including key visitor markets, hotel occupancy and room rates.

Plus, we touch on emerging trends in hotel stays, human resource deficits and automation and digitisation of hotel services.

And, we look ahead to the G20 Summit in November, and Bali’s recovery outlook for the next 18 months.

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