THE BALI Tourism Board or BTB asked the government to resume the Work From Bali program which had been stopped due to the second wave of the pandemic in the middle of this year.

The tourism industry players on the Island of the Gods are currently shifting their market potential to services for meetings, incentives, conventions, and exhibitions (MICE) from private companies to ministries or institutions.

According to the Chairman of BTB, Ida Bagus Agung Partha Adnyana, the revenue growth of the tourism and restaurant industries from MICE services has moved positively up to 7 times compared to other sectors, such as regular tourism services so far.

“We will work on the domestic market; we want the government to resume work from Bali because it has just started. We have marketed to companies, State-Owned Enterprises (SOEs), ministries, and studied their needs,” Bagus said in the Travel Industry Webinar, Wednesday (10/13).

Bagus said that the tourism and restaurant industry in Bali had begun to prepare a number of needs from the potential of the domestic MICE sector. For example, he gave an example, business actors are preparing halal dishes while adding prayer rooms in each hotel. In addition, there are a number of modifications to the room rules to meet the needs of these domestic guests.

“In Bali it’s easy, we have prepared specific things, while waiting for foreign tourists to come. We entrepreneurs will see what the direction is, the potential of MICE is quite entertaining because it helps the cash flow of entrepreneurs in Bali,” he said.

A number of countries in Europe are said to be committed to sending their citizens on vacation to Bali in line with the trial plan for opening tourist destinations for international tourists. [sources/photo special]