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Bali bubble pops: No international travellers allowed until end of 2020

by Christian Fleetwood

Despite officials insisting Bali would reopen to international visitors in under a month, the tropical island’s governor has announced it will remain closed until the end of 2020.

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Bali to reopen to international tourists in September

Indonesia’s famous holiday island is on track to reopen to international tourists next month. Not that Aussies are allowed to visit, mind you.

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Indonesia eyes travel bubble with Australia, Japan, South Korea, and China

by Christian Fleetwood

Yes, it’s more trave ‘bubble’ news from Travel Weekly today. This time, it’s Indonesia’s turn.

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Tourist rescued after six days trapped in a Bali well

A tourist who survived for six days after falling into a well while trying to evade a wild dog in Bali is thanking his lucky stars after being rescued by emergency personnel.

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Aviation

Airline grounds flights after passengers fail to comply with coronavirus rules

It appears implementing new protocols to prevent passengers from catching coronavirus is easier said than done for one airline.

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Tourism

Australia could experience domestic tourism surge once state borders open, says analyst

With many of the country’s favourite international haunts indefinitely off limits to Australians into the near future, this analyst says domestic tourism could see a surge in demand.

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Indonesia seeks massive $9.7bn investment alongside ‘10 New Balis’ project

It might be a few years away before you can sell a few equally wonderful alternatives to Bali, but keep these Indonesian destinations on your radar.

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Rapid tourism development blamed for Bali’s dwindling water supply

by Christian Fleetwood

Unsustainable tourism practices are being blamed for a shortage of freshwater in Bali, as Indonesia awaits an overdue wet season.

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Indonesia wants to expand medical tourism by promoting ‘penis enlargement massages’

Yes, you read correctly. A public servant believes traditional ‘penis enlargement massages’ could be popular with tourists from abroad. Get the lowdown on this whacky idea here.

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Hotels

Dozens of guests at five-star hotel fall into ocean after bridge collapse

by Christian Fleetwood

At least 26 travellers have been taken to hospital after a section of an Indonesian resort’s jetty collapsed.

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Indonesia scraps plan to close Komodo Island

The island was set to close next year to prevent disruption to the population of the largest living species of lizard known to earth.

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Business as usual in Bali, as tourism body hoses down panic over proposed sex ban

by Christian Fleetwood

Does the Indonesian government’s proposed ban on extramarital sex have you worried? Breathe a small sigh of relief with this.

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