AT LEAST 1,871 tourism businesses in Bali has been certified Cleanliness, Health, Safety, and Environmental Sustainability (CHSE).

According to the Deputy Governor of Bali, Tjokorda Oka Artha Ardhana Sukawati (Cok Ace) during the World Tourism Day Bali Series Online Talk Show entitled ‘Reviewing Bali Hospitality Industry in the Gate Opening’, Tuesday (7/27) said they have received CHSE certification to ensure that tourism businesses implemented health protocols, namely 1,871 tourism businesses and this number will continue to grow.

“The CHSE certification is a certification from the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy which indicates that the tourism business has met health protocol standards. Meanwhile, 1,871 tourism businesses that have received CHSE certification in Bali include hotels, travel agents, tourism transportation, and tourist attractions,” said the Deputy Governor.

Regarding the addition of the number of tourism business certifications on the Island of the Gods, Cok Ace added that this is related to the allocation of certification from the Ministry of Tourism which has allocated 1,200 CHSE activities (certifications). A total of 200 for hotels, and 1,000 for non-hotel businesses in Bali.

Meanwhile, Managing Director of The Nusa Dua Bali, I Gusti Ngurah Ardita, said that it was assessed that all properties in The Nusa Dua (an area managed by the Indonesia Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC)) had pocketed a CHSE certificate. For the acquisition, the certification represents the spirit of togetherness between ITDC and hotel managers or also called tenants.

“ITDC and together with these tenants will always be committed to efforts to revive The Nusa Dua tourism, one of which is through the implementation of the health protocol. The CHSE certification is one of the steps to restore the economy of the Bali tourism sector which has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

He explained, while the other step is accelerating the COVID-19 vaccination program to create community immunity (herd immunity) there, so that tourists have the confidence to vacation in Bali. [ special]