THE REVIVAL of tourism industry in Bali could be felt since travelers arriving at Ngurah Rai International Airport. Air traffic to Bali starts driving the tourism business in Bali. As the summit location for this year’s G20 Summit, tourism in Bali has begun to rise to support the G20 priority agenda, one of the agenda is the transformation of the digital economy.

Anticipating the challenges of digital economic transformation, as well as encouraging innovation and digitization, PassGO–Digital Airport Hotel is now present at Ngurah Rai International Airport, Bali and is the first capsule hotel located inside the airport.

PassGO Bali is under the auspices of a subsidiary of PTAngkasa Pura I, namely PT Angkasa Pura Hotel (APH) in collaboration with PT Krisna Graha Primatama (KGP); where KGP is one of the first capsule hotel operators in Indonesia that integrates convenience and flexibility in many hubs in Indonesia, supports local communities and the tourism industry by being a facility for guests in Indonesia’s busiest transportation hub.

According to Richard Josano, Director of PassGO-Digital Airport Hotel said PassGO Bali will be one of the facilities offered at DPS Airport and give tourists an alternative choice to rest. Capsule hotel is a unique hotel that was first developed in Japan by providing a large number of small rooms called capsules.

“PassGO Bali provides comfortable standard facilities and attractive or instagramable designs with relatively cheap rates so that it becomes an alternative choice of affordable lodging for travelers who need a rest room during transit or waiting for the next flight while working without having to leave the airport,” he said.

Richard Josano also explained that advances in digital technology allow young people to work from anywhere. They travel more often than ever before to seek new experiences. Located in the International Arrivals Area, Ngurah Rai Airport, and equipped with high-speed Wi-Fi facilities, PassGO Bali will be the right choice for travelers to wait for their next flight. PassGO Bali provides a choice of transit rates, starting from 6 hours, 9 hours and for 1 night stay, making it more flexible for guests.

“Offering 132 modern futuristic capsules covered in wood with a warm Balinese feel, the facilities provided include access cards, cable TV, high quality mattresses and pillows, blankets, 2 USB charging ports, ambience lights, futuristic mirrors, reading lamps, headphones, etc.,” he remarked.

Guests also get private lockers and shared bathrooms equipped with hot and cold water to freshen up. Other public facilities include a co-working area with high-speed Wi-Fi, CCTV, as well as a lobby with living room.

“For Culinary and Retail needs, guests can visit the Tenant area which is located on the 3rd floor which provides a wide selection of menus and products managed by PT Angkasa Pura I DPS Airport, thus realizing business synergy and collaboration between stakeholders in the airport environment while still providing pleasant travel experience and adequate facilities,” Josano concluded.  []