Bali Villa Association (BVA) predicts about 30 percent of all villas in Bali are operating illegally or do not have permission as tourist accommodation facilities.
“We estimate the number of unlicensed villas around 25-30 per cent of the tourism accommodation that is 1,000 units,” said Jero Mangku Wayan Suteja as Chairman of the BVA in Seminyak. Those villas are operated around the city of Denpasar and Badung regency. Thus, there are some which are already arranging the license.
The rest is still reluctant to arrange an official permit as tourist accommodation service providers.
“We hope all the villas don’t have license yet or ‘bulging’ was soon complete operating permit and solid teams service,” he said.
In accordance with applicable rules, a villa must have five guests providing 24-hour security guard to the guest.
He urged the management of non-licensed unit that not to use the villa as a brand name if it does not want to deal with wares permission.
According to him, the existence of such unlicensed villas provide a fairly negative image of the same accommodations that operate officially.
Especially after the incident happened to a number of theft and rape of foreign tourists who stayed in a private house owned by expatriates who used the villa.
“If the managers or owners of unlicensed villa was still not on the permits, they should be using other names such as lodging houses or guest house,” he said.
On that occasion Mangku Suteja also hope that all parties can create the conditions for a safe and peaceful election and accept any outcome to Bali.