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BALI UPDATE #053 - 01 JULY 1998
TOURISM AS A KEY TO ASIA'S RECOVERY
The Asian-Pacific Economic Council (APEC) member
economies can assist their recovery from the currency and economic crisis
if they pay serious attention to the multi-billion dollar job-creation
and foreign exchange-generation potential of Travel & Tourism, the world's
largest industry, according to an authoritative study released yesterday.
The study of the economic impact of Travel & Tourism
in APEC economies was conducted jointly by the APEC Tourism Working Group
and the World Travel & Tourism Council. The study provides detailed analysis
not previously available of the economic impact of tourism in the Asia
Pacific region, together with projections to 2010. It shows that the industry
could generate US$2.1 trillion for the region in total demand and 88.8
million jobs in 1998, representing, directly and indirectly, 10.6% of
gross domestic product and 7.8% of total employment.
This could grow by an annual average of 4% a year
in real terms and create more than 35 million new jobs by 2010, the study
The APEC Member Economies covered by the study are
Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chile, China, Hong Kong China, Indonesia,
Japan, Republic of Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea,
Philippines, Singapore, Chinese Taipei, Thailand and the United States.
Commenting on the report Mr Shahril Bin Saat, Chair
of the APEC Tourism Work Group, said "This report provides the first comprehensive
analysis of the economic impact of Travel & Tourism in the APEC region
together with projections to the year 2010. In doing so it highlights
the enormous importance of Travel & Tourism in the region's economy and
the exciting potential for continuing economic and employment growth which
this industry offers."
Added WTTC President Geoffrey Lipman, "This very
timely study proves unequivocally that Travel & Tourism can play a very
positive role in the economic recovery, particularly as a generator of
export income and jobs. Members of the WTTC stand ready to work with APEC
members, individually and collectively, to re-energise economies as we
move forward into the new millennium."
In the APEC economies, travel and tourism is expected
to produce US$2.1 trillion of total demand and 88.8 million jobs (direct
and indirect) in 1998. By 2010, APEC travel and tourism is expected to
total US$4.6 trillion of total demand and 123.9 million jobs
The APEC economies are expected to generate an average
of 10.6% of direct and indirect Gross Domestic Product from travel and
tourism 1998. By 2010, this contribution should total 10.8%.
In the APEC economies, travel and tourism total demand
is expected to grow 44.8%, in real terms, between 1997 and 2010 (3.7%
In the APEC economies, employment (direct and indirect)
resulting from travel and tourism is expected to total 7.8% in 1998, or
1 in every 12.8 jobs. By 2010, this total should grow to 9.2% or 1 in
every 10.9 jobs.
In the APEC economies, international travel and tourism
exports make up increasingly important share of travel and tourism Gross
Domestic Product. Of total national exports, services and merchandise,
travel and tourism is expected to account for 11.7% in 1998.
Capital investment in the APEC economies to support
travel and tourism is expected to total US$363.3 billion in 1998, or 9.8%
of total APEC investment. By 2010, this total should reach US$789.2 billion,
or 9.5% of total.
The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) is the Global
Business Leaders Forum for Travel & Tourism. Its Members are Chief Executives
from all sectors of industry, including accommodations, catering, entertainment,
recreation, transportation and other travel-related services. Its central
goal is to work with governments to realise the full economic impact of
the world's largest generator of wealth and jobs - Travel & Tourism.
NORBERT IVANYI EXHIBITION
AT THE GANESHA GALLERY
The Four Season Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay continues
to demonstrate its claim to being home to some of our artistic island's
most interesting art exhibitions. For one month, starting from July 13,
the Ganesha Gallery at the hotel will host an exhibition entitled "The
Intimate Life and Mystery" by Norbert Ivanyi.
Formally educated in the arts in Hungary and as an
artiste-exile in New York and Sydney, this painter works in a number of
mediums ranging from computer art to creating with electronic tools. His
work has graced book covers, theatre designs, cinema productions and magazine
illustration as well as earning Mr. Ivanyi the IBM Power of the Mind Award
in 1995 and the Best of the Web and Quality Award in 1997.
The one month exhibition at Bali's only dedicated
art gallery within a hotel, will feature a series of paintings created
in Bali. Viewing Bali as an exciting land of imagination, Mr. Ivanyi's
bold paintings mark bold bridges over the gap between East and West.
The exhibition opens daily, noon to 8 p.m. at the
Four Season Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay's Ganesha Gallery.
BALI PROMO FOCUSES ON
BALI AND BEYOND
BALI PROMO called a meeting of government and private
sector representatives from tourist areas surrounding Bali yesterday in
order to discuss joint promotional opportunities between Bali and other
tourism destinations in Indonesia on Tuesday.
At the meeting, held at the office of the Director
of the Regional Office for Tourism, Arts, and Culture, and chaired by
the Director, Mr. Luther Barrung, the following areas of possible cooperation
between Bali and other tourism areas in Indonesia were identified:
> The establishment of a "Bali and Beyond" joint
> A "Bali and Beyond" Cooking Competition in Bali in which teams from
other Indonesian provinces compete in a one or two week cook-off held
at leading hotels.
> A "Bali and Beyond" joint brochure to be placed in all starred hotel
rooms in Bali.
> A "Beyond Bali" Travel Mart in which Bali-based tour operators could
explore ways of including more provincial tourism products in their confidential
> The establishment of a "Bali and Beyond" Tabloid for regular distribution
to visitors to Bali.
> Exploration of ways to provide "interconectability" between the Bali
Web sites and web sites sponsored by provincial tourism destinations.
> Educational exchange opportunities for Top Executives from provincial
Discussions were also held on how provincial tourism
could also be included in future travel fairs planned for Bali. Provincial
visitors were encouraged to be both interactive and highly pro-active
in their dealings with Bali's dynamic tourism industry. While BALI PROMO
cannot guarantee the speedy recovery of regional tourism which will depend
on the promotional steps undertaken by the respective destinations, BALI
PROMO will respond positively to joint promotional initiatives on behalf
of Bali and Beyond.
NEW YORK TIMES - 28
In an article "Tours to Indonesia Postponed for Many,"
which appeared in last Sunday's New York Times, the newspaper reported
how many trips to Indonesia have been cancelled for the remainder of 1998
due to violence in some major cities in May.
The article mentioned Bali, however, in a more favourable
"Bali has not experienced violence, although there
have been some demonstrations on the island. Spice Island Cruises, which
offers trips that originate in Bali and then travel to remote islands,
has not had any cancellations or drop of bookings, according to Jill Potash,
a spokeswoman, and sees no reason not to conduct business as usual, far
removed from the disturbances."
The article continued, "Journeys Off the Tourist
Track in Fairfax, Calif., cancelled one trip to Bali for June, but still
plans to take two groups there in August. Travellers booked on a trip
to Indonesia through Asia Transpacific Journeys in Boulder, Colo., have
been given the option to reschedule. One tour set to depart the weekend
after the disturbances in Jakarta was cancelled, and refunds were offered.
Since then, the company reports almost no cancellations, but its bookings
to Indonesia have been lower than usual this year, it said"
Editor/ Vice Chairman PATA BALI CHAPTER
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