Indonesia’s Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy said Monday it may soon “require” Indonesian civil servants to work from Bali for a limited number of weeks throughout the year as part of plans to “formalize” a recent tourism initiative designed to boost the island’s economy.
The ministry launched a trial “Work From Bali” campaign in January that encouraged Indonesian government workers to travel to and work from Bali. The campaign has proved successful, resulting in a marked increase in the number of tourists visiting the island, Indonesian Tourism Minister Sandiaga Uno said on May 31.
“We began in January, and we see this is increasing our effectiveness in reviving tourism in Bali. From around 2,000 to 2,500 visitors per day [it has increased] to about 7,000 to 7,500 visitors, so about a threefold increase,” Sandiaga told reporters at a press conference in Jakarta.
The number of tourist visits to Bali