Hotel occupancy in Nusa Dua and its vicinity is already full, averaging 90 percent
Nusa Dua, Bali (ANTARA) - The Archipelagic and Island States(AIS) Forum Summit 2023 increased hotel occupancy in the Nusa Dua resort area by an average of 90 percent, the Indonesian Hotel and Restaurant Association (PHRI) Bali revealed.

"Hotel occupancy in Nusa Dua and its vicinity is already full, averaging 90 percent," PHRI Bali secretary Perry Markus stated in Nusa Dua, Badung District, Bali, Monday.

Since several international events are still held in Bali, hotel occupancy is expected to last through the third week of October or until the end of October 2023.

The Indonesia Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC), which is in charge of managing the Nusa Dua area, stated that currently, there are 5,579 hotel rooms in the area.

The AIS Forum 2023 Summit will be hosted at the Bali Nusa Dua Convention Center (BNDCC) in Nusa Dua.

ITDC has been managing the exclusive area, spanning 350 hectares, for nearly five decades.

A total of 5,579 hotel rooms were distributed over 14 five-star hotels, three four-star hotels, and three luxury villas equipped with conference and exhibition (MICE) facilities, accommodating a total of 21 thousand delegates.

Markus remarked that MICE visitors spend a lot of money, with an estimated Rp1 million a day per individual that excluded transportation and souvenir purchasing.

Although the AIS Forum Summit was held on October 10-11, 2023, a series of events preceding the summit were held in Bali a week ago.

The AIS Forum has an economic influence on Bali's tourism and other sectors, such as printing and the food and beverage industry.

"International activities held in Bali increase occupancy in Bali, especially conferences and exhibitions," Markus stated.

Furthermore, the AIS Forum was held during the general visiting season that included the low season.

According to General Manager of The Nusa Dua, Gusti Ngurah Ardita, the choice of the luxury area as a location to stay for world leaders increased the providers' trust in the quality of services and facilities of international standard.

"For the AIS Forum Summit, numerous hotels in our area were chosen as the place for the stay of the head of state or delegation leader to demonstrate trust in our region's excellence," Ardita stated.

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Editor: Sri Haryati
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