Tourism officials worry about cost wars in Bali, hotel rate standardization proposed

Price wars over hotel room rates on a island are a regard for a Bali Regional Tourism Promotion Agency (BPPD) and a Bali Provincial Government.

An augmenting series of ‘starred’ hotels have been obscure their rates, with many three-star hotels apparently charity bedrooms for usually Rp 300k, about $22, a night.

If things keep adult this way, officials fear holiday-makers entrance to Bali will no longer associate a island with magnificence and quality.

BPPD Bali head, Tjokorda Oka Artha Ardhana Sukawati, says confusion about hotel rate pricing has been felt for a past 3 years.

“Not usually is a problem about a decrease in a peculiarity of tourism, though an economy this rival is not healthy,” Sukawati pronounced on Monday, as quoted by Kompas.

And so, Sukwati proposes that Bali’s supervision residence a emanate by standardizing rates.

Guideline rates should be set formed on factors like a hotel’s star rating, series of rooms, and altogether quality, Sukawati says.

Meanwhile, Bali Governor Made Mangku Pastika pronounced in a press recover yesterday that he is propelling for a origination of a transparent authorised horizon to order room rates in Bali.

Based on information from a Central Statistics Agency (BPS) in Bali, there are 281 star-rated hotels in Bali. Most of that are three-star, with 89 carrying that rating. 

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