Mt Agung hits Bali tourism hotspots

AS hotels lay dull and businesses are forced to close, Bali locals are counting a cost of Mount Agung’s volcanic activity.


Almost $1 billion is approaching to be wiped from a Balinese economy by Christmas as a approach outcome of a eruption.

It’s been roughly a week given flights final left Perth firm for Bali due to a charcoal cloud spewing from Mt Agung.

On Monday, Jetstar and Qantas again started drifting to a holiday island though there’s copiousness of holidaymakers fearful of some-more eruptions and moody cancellations.

Empty restaurants are a pointer of a impact a volcano is carrying on Bali’s economy.
Camera IconEmpty restaurants are a pointer of a impact a volcano is carrying on Bali’s economy.Picture: Seven News

Business owners in Bali contend those fears are behind a poignant dump in tourism numbers, impacting a economy.

Simon Ward, who owns Bali Food Safari, says he’s seen bookings dump by 70 per cent.

“Some businesses that we know of are stating $100,000 waste in only one month,” he said.

Simon Ward of Bali Food Safari says his business has forsaken 70 per cent following a volcanic eruption.
Camera IconSimon Ward of Bali Food Safari says his business has forsaken 70 per cent following a volcanic eruption.Picture: Seven News.

“One of a partners has a beachfront plcae and did 6 covers on their Sunday brunch and that has a ability to reason over 150 people.”

Another business owners pronounced his grill routinely takes in about dual million Rupiah any day – though right now, he’s creation around 300,000.

Hotels in hotspots Kuta and Seminyak have been likened to spook towns as tourists select to holiday elsewhere.

Some restaurants have been forced to tighten as tourists desert Bali.
Camera IconSome restaurants have been forced to tighten as tourists desert Bali.Picture: Seven News.

As Bali passengers are warned a volcano conditions is still unpredictable, Virgin will resume a normal operations including flights from Australia to Bali on Tuesday — as prolonged as prominence conditions sojourn clear.

“This whole conditions is still really unpredictable,” a Virgin mouthpiece said.

Richard Chandler from Bali Hai Cruises says business has forsaken by a floor.
Camera IconRichard Chandler from Bali Hai Cruises says business has forsaken by a floor.

“If there’s an tear tonight and there’s a breeze change we competence have to cancel flights again.”

Travellers need to check websites frequently as flights might be cancelled if conditions wear again.

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