Hidden Costs of Tourism; A cost to culture

Hidden Costs of Tourism; A cost to culture

In the lead up to our Community Development Practice Exchange, we’re going to be providing some in-depth coverage of some of the hidden costs associated with tourism that may not always register on our radars. On the surface, it seems like tourism is a boon for cultural exchange. After all, there is no better way to learn or discover something than by seeing it up close. But, as beneficial as tourism has been in opening up new cultures to the wider world, there have been negative side effects.

We Might Not Believe That “Bali is Safe” – But, Bali is Ready

We Might Not Believe That “Bali is Safe” – But, Bali is Ready

Bali is in crisis and Mt Agung hasn’t even fully erupted yet. Some are claiming that the impact of the minor eruptions and threatened eruptions is worse on the tourism industry than the impact of the Bali Bombings in 2009, with around 80% of Bali’s economy is related to or reliant on tourism. But there is hope, and the strong local community is coming together to support each other.

Updates on Volcano Travel Insurance for Bali

Updates on Volcano Travel Insurance for Bali

THIS POST WILL BE UPDATED REGULARLY AS COMPANIES CHANGE THEIR TRAVEL INSURANCE POLICIES REGARDING THE VOLCANO. Mt Agung began erupting since November 2017 and continues to have the potential to erupt again, potentially causing closure of Bali’s Ngurah Rai International Airport. Since it has become a “known event” many travel insurance companies have stopped covering for delays and cancellations due to volcanic ash. As the situation evolves and Bali struggles with the loss of tourists, some companies have changed and amended their cover. Please see below a list of companies and their relevant cover (if they offer cover at all).

Our Top 3 Tips to Prepare for Your Holiday in Bali Amid the Threat of a Volcanic Eruption

Our Top 3 Tips to Prepare for Your Holiday in Bali Amid the Threat of a Volcanic Eruption

It’s been a stressful and anxious past week or so for travellers in Bali and those with an upcoming trip to Bali – not to mention what it has been like for the hundreds of thousands of Balinese who rely on tourism to make a living.  While no one can accurately predict if or when Mt Agung is going to erupt, for travellers there are things you can do to prepare: here are our Top 3 Tips.

Indonesian Language Tips to Enrich Your Travel Experience

Indonesian Language Tips to Enrich Your Travel Experience

Speaking even a little Indonesian can go a long way. Indonesians are generally very impressed when foreigners can speak even a tiny bit of Indonesian and they are very forgiving if you make a mistake with the language. Being able to use basic Indonesian words and phrases will open endless possibilities of communication with local people and will enrich your travel experience.