Distinction in travel journalism
Is independent travel journalism important to you?
Click here to keep it independent

25 Nov, 2013

Businesspeople reject US$10 levy for tourists – Jakarta Post

Tour operators in Bali have expressed their objection to the planned US$10 levy on every tourist proposed by the provincial administration and legislative council.

The provincial administration and legislature are currently drawing up a draft ordinance related to efforts to preserve the culture and environment, funds for which would be derived from every foreign visitor at an amount of $10.

The amount includes “additional” insurance in the event of undesirable occurrences during their vacation.

Bali chapter Indonesia Tourism Industry Association (GIPI) head Ida Bagus Ngurah Wijaya said the planned policy would be very unfair because it had never been discussed with the industry.

Read the rest: Businesspeople reject US$10 levy for tourists | The Jakarta Post.