THE Governor of Bali, Wayan Koster, has banned the development of tourism areas in the Bali area which has the impact of displacing indigenous people or closing local people’s access.

“Apart from that, in developing tourism areas which include hotels or other types of accommodation, restaurants or restaurants and tourist attractions, it is also prohibited to control public areas, move public facilities and destroy and/or pollute nature and the environment. contained in the Governor’s Regulation,” Koster said.

According to Koster, Pergub No. 28/2020 was launched on Saturday (8/8) at Ubud Royal Palace, Gianyar Regency in conjunction with Perda No. 5/2020 concerning the Implementation Standards for Balinese Cultural Tourism. At that time he was also accompanied by Bali Deputy Governor Tjokorda Oka Artha Ardhana Sukawati, Secretary of Bali Dewa Made Indra and the head of the Bali Provincial Government OPD.

“The implementation of Bali tourism needs to be managed properly to ensure the quality and sustainability of Bali tourism in accordance with the regional development vision of ‘Nangun Sat Kerthi Loka Bali’ through the Plan of Universal Development Plan towards a New Era of Bali,” he noted.

Regarding the management of tourism areas, said Koster, tourism entrepreneurs must be committed to realizing culture-based, quality, environmentally friendly and sustainable tourism.

“The management of the tourism area must also provide space for micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) to market and sell the products they produce. In this Governor Regulation, among other things, it also contains provisions on the governance of the implementation of entertainment and recreation activities,” Koster mentioned.

He explained that in organizing entertainment and recreation activities, organizers must display arts, recreational sports, Balinese natural adventures, traditional games, Balinese traditional massages that prioritize Balinese local resources. In addition, organizers of entertainment and recreation activities are responsible for preventing harassment of artists and actors of entertainment and recreation activities.

“Artists and actors in entertainment and recreational activities must be treated and facilitated in a polite, ethical, humane and dignified manner. Artists and actors in entertainment and recreation activities must receive appropriate compensation from service users,” he said.

He added no less important, he continued, travel agents are required to use tour guides who already have KTPP, and obtained through competency tests by competent educational institutions in the field of cultural tourism. Competence related to culture, tradition and local wisdom weighs 70%, and competencies related to language and guiding techniques weigh 30%.

In principle, Koster continued, tourism governance is aimed at managing the management of tourism and improving the performance of its management, guidance, supervision and evaluation.

“In addition, it also provides legal certainty, security and comfort for tourists regarding the tourism products offered and provides legal certainty for tourism industry players in implementing quality and sustainable tourism governance,” he concluded. [antaranews/photo special]