Sunset at Kuta beach near Denpasar, on the Indonesian resort island of Bali. Photo: AFP
Sunset at Kuta beach near Denpasar, on the Indonesian resort island of Bali. Photo: AFP
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Indonesia wants to ban backpackers from Bali, but will a focus on ‘quality’ tourists pay off?

  • In a bid to rejuvenate the island’s pandemic-hammered tourism sector, an official has floated the idea of ‘filtering’ visitors once it reopens to foreigners
  • While reports of badly behaved overseas guests mean some back the decision, others say it’s a move away from Bali’s history that may further hit business

Sunset at Kuta beach near Denpasar, on the Indonesian resort island of Bali. Photo: AFP
Sunset at Kuta beach near Denpasar, on the Indonesian resort island of Bali. Photo: AFP
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