Following up on the Regional Regulation on Foreign Tourist Levies, the Bali Tourism Office Conducts Monitoring at  Uluwatu Destination

  • 26 Maret 2024
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Following up on the Regional Regulation on Foreign Tourist Levies, the Bali Tourism Office Conducts Monitoring at  Uluwatu Destination

BADUNG, - Following up on Bali Provincial Regulation Number 6 of 2023 concerning Levies for Foreign Tourists for the Protection of Bali's Culture and Natural Environment and Bali Governor Regulation Number 2 of 2024 concerning Procedures for Payment of Levies for Foreign Tourists, the Bali Provincial Tourism Office is carrying out monitoring towards tourists at the Uluwatu Tourist Attraction, Badung, Tuesday afternoon ( March 26, 2024).


Head of the Bali Provincial Tourism Office, Tjok Bagus Pemayun, who directly led this monitoring, said that this activity was part of the monitoring and socialization of the foreign tourist levy program which has been in effect since February 14 2024. Monitoring like this will be carried out routinely in tourist destination areas. . According to him, there are still foreign tourists who are not aware of the foreign tourist levy policy.


"Regularly, monitoring or checking vouchers for this levy is not only carried out at the airport, but is also carried out at tourist destinations, accommodation and other places visited by foreign tourists. Not all foreign tourists know that Bali has implemented this levy on foreign tourists. "We have carried out outreach to Indonesian Embassies abroad, Ambassadors of friendly countries in Jakarta have also been notified, but that is not enough. So we will continue to carry out outreach," he said, adding that the response of foreign tourists to this foreign tourist levy policy was very positive. Good. "They welcome this policy, but it must be transparent and its use clear. We have said that it will be used to preserve the environment and strengthen Balinese culture," he added.

Chairman of the Indonesian Recreation Park Business Association (PUTRI) I Gusti Ayu Agung Inda Trimafo Yudha also welcomed the foreign tourist levy policy. She said that she was ready to support and make a success of the policy which she said was very good.

"We welcome this policy and are ready to help the government, especially to assist collection officers in carrying out their duties in the field. We must provide good service and explanations to tourists, so as not to make them uncomfortable," she explained while hoping that the funds collected could also be used for tourism sector apart from environment and culture.

Chairman of the Indonesian Tourism Industry Association (GIPI) Bali, Ida Bagus Agung Parta Adnyana, said that he would continue to monitor the foreign tourist levy policy so that it does not cause new problems in the tourism industry in the future. "We will definitely continue to monitor it, so as not to cause new problems in the tourism industry. The funds that have been collected now may be able to be used immediately. Of course I hope that the funds that have come in can also be returned (used-ed) for the tourism sector," he explained Gus .

Also present on this occasion were the DTW Management Manager for the Outside Area of ​​Luhur Uluwatu Temple, Wayan Wijana Manager, Bali Province Satpol PP, Badung Regency Satpol PP, Bali Indonesian Tour Guide Association (HPI), Association of The Indonesian Tours And Travel Agencies (ASITA) Bali. (Rls/Btnc)