Backpackers don’t bring “quality tourism”, an Indonesian minister suggested in comments made on September 10 that were quickly corrected. Photo: Getty Images Backpackers don’t bring “quality tourism”, an Indonesian minister suggested in comments made on September 10 that were quickly corrected. Photo: Getty Images
Backpackers don’t bring “quality tourism”, an Indonesian minister suggested in comments made on September 10 that were quickly corrected. Photo: Getty Images
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Bali to ban backpackers? No, but ‘quality tourism’ comments ruffle feathers, and reopening regulations may put off budget travellers anyway

  • A minister corrected his remark that backpackers would be barred from Bali after it reopened, but the insinuation that such travellers are undesirable remained
  • With the island’s reopening likely to be accompanied by strict tests and quarantines, it may be that only the rich will be able to afford to visit it anyway

Backpackers don’t bring “quality tourism”, an Indonesian minister suggested in comments made on September 10 that were quickly corrected. Photo: Getty Images Backpackers don’t bring “quality tourism”, an Indonesian minister suggested in comments made on September 10 that were quickly corrected. Photo: Getty Images
Backpackers don’t bring “quality tourism”, an Indonesian minister suggested in comments made on September 10 that were quickly corrected. Photo: Getty Images
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