GIPI to Propose Limitation of Tourists Coming To Bali

Indonesia Tourism Industry Association (GIPI) Bali suggested considering the efforts of limiting the number of foreign tourists coming to the island, because not all of them gave a positive impact.

“It is time for us to think about the quality of tourists coming Bali, not just to look at the quantity,” said Chairman of GIPI Bali, Ida Bagus Ngurah Wijaya on the sidelines of a tourism discussion in Denpasar.

According to him, not a few foreign tourists who come to Bali just to find a job, even some become laborer, open kiosks and become illegal tour guide.

Not to mention, he added, there are problems of tourists who experience mental illness to be hospitalized, but did not have money and tickets. Similarly, those who died in Bali and has no relatives.

Therefore, NgurahWijaya said, all stakeholders in Bali should start thinking about screening the foreign tourists coming to Bali.

“Do not just see how many are coming, but also pay attention to how much money they spend and length of stay when traveling to Bali,” he said.

Meanwhile, the Director of Vital Object Security Bali Police, Comr. R Umar Faroq said that foreign tourists on the island until now are not only the victims of crime, but many are actually the perpetrators.

In 2013, he said, from 78 cases in which the perpetrators are foreigners, the suspects are 83 people. In addition there are indeed 217 foreigners became the victims of 185 cases occurred.

Over the total number of crimes in Bali in 2013, which is 8,420 cases, said Umar, then a crime (committed by foreigner and local people) occurred every 64 minutes.

In average, the tourist arrivals to Bali every year to reach three million people.

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