Ready For Tourism Revival, Bali’s I Gusti Ngurah Rai Airport Opens Business Partner Selection

22 May 2020

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JAKARTA - Angkasa Pura Airports’ branch office at I Gusti Ngurah Rai International in Bali has opened a selection of commercial business partners in order to welcome the rise of the tourism industry in 2021.

This is in line with President of Republic of Indonesia Joko Widodo projection that the COVID-19 pandemic will be over by the end of the year and there will be tourism boom in 2021.

To anticipate the tourism boom, I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport has begun the selection of business partners in two stages:

I. Stage 1 (May 20 - June 12, 2020), consisting of:

- 10 Food & Beverage packages

- 11 Retail packages

- 2 Service packages

II. Stage 2 (October 15 - November 6, 2020), consisting of:

- 2 Food & Beverage packages

- 4 Retail packages

- 4 Service packages

- 1 Duty Free package

"Angkasa Pura Airports invites international and local brand owners to be able to take this golden opportunity by participating in the selection process of business partners to do business at I Gusti Ngurah Rai Airport where Bali is known as one of the world's favorite tourism destinations. In addition, as the COVID-19 pandemic response in Indonesia began to show synergy between the Government and the community, Angkasa Pura I believes this pandemic will be over by the end of this year and business will begin to rise in early 2021," said Angkasa Pura Airports marketing and services director Devy Suradji.

Not only in Asia, Bali is a favorite tourism destination in the world. In 2019, Bali was named number one tourism destination at the 2019 Travelers Choice Awards held by TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel site. In 2018, Bali was ranked 19th on the 2018 Global Destination Cities Index released by Mastercard with 8.3 million foreign tourists visits. Meanwhile in 2017, Bali was crowned World’s Best Destination 2017 by TripAdvisor.

This is reflected in the increasing number of passenger traffic at I Gusti Ngurah Rai Airport in 2019 which reached 24,168,133 passengers, surged 1.66% from 23,773,714 passengers in 2018.

"With tourists delaying their travel, both domestic and international tourists, this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we believe there will be huge number of tourists visiting Bali in 2021. Therefore, we invite potential partners, both international and local, to take advantage of this best moment," Devy added.

For more information about the selection of business partners, please visit http://ap1.link/seleksidps.