Despite a ongoing hazard of a volcanic tear from Mount Agung, Bali is still value visiting, with 98 percent of Bali’s traveller attractions safely out of a risk zone.
The stat comes from a Bali Tourism Board, that is fighting a good quarrel to remonstrate holiday-makers to still come to Bali. Agung, located in Karangasem, about 75 kilometers from Kuta, has been on a top warning for an tear given Sept. 22.
Approximately 70,000 travelers will cancel their trips to Bali between Oct and Nov this year, since of a appearing tear threat, estimates a Bali Hotel and Restaurant Association (PHRI).
But with tourism being Bali’s biggest industry, officials are reiterating again and again that outward of a 9 to 12 kilometer ostracism zone, set from a volcano’s crater, a rest of a island stays protected for tourists and would not be affected. That is, other than a probability of winds carrying charcoal towards a airfield and messing with flights, that has happened in Bali over a past several years interjection to eruptions from both easterly and west: from East Java’s Raung and from Lombok’s Mount Rinjani.
“According to information from a National Disaster Mitigation Agency, 98 percent of a traveller areas sojourn protected in Bali, even if Mount Agung erupts,” Dewa Gede Ngurah Byomantara, conduct of a Boards Bali Tourism Hospitality Division 3, said on Wednesday.
Come a volcanic eruption, usually dual percent of Bali’s traveller attractions would be affected, including Besakih, Tulamben, and Tirta Gangga, according to Byomantara.
“Kuta, Ubud, Nusa Dua, and Sanur are located distant from Mount Agung. Until now, we trust that a area over 12 kilometers from Mount Agungs void stays safe,” he added.
Indonesia’s Tourism Minister Arief Yahya has been compelling a identical message.
“Bali stays protected for traveller visits by both domestic and unfamiliar travelers. We have taken several anticipatory measures and are good prepared in box of an eruption,” Yahya pronounced on Oct. 5.