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Bali Tourism Workers Being Unnecessarily Hurt By Volcano Speculation

October 19, 2017

Bali Tourism Workers Being Unnecessarily Hurt By Volcano Speculation

Tourists should keep visiting Bali as it is perfectly safe to do so. That was the recommendation made by Herman Hoven, General Manager of Khiri Travel Indonesia today.

Mr Hoven said there had been at least a 20% drop in tourism bookings in the Bali tourism sector at large, since the 3031m (9944ft) Mt Agung volcano started to show increased signs of activity in the third week of September.

There has been no explosion. There may never be. And the vast majority of Bali’s tourism activities take place between 30 and 60 kms [18 and 37 miles] from Mt Agung, at a safe distance,” he said.

Irresponsible reporting and comments on social media have created an unwarranted fear factor while the situation on the ground in Bali remains calm and tourism operators remain fully open for business,” he said.

Tourism is by far the largest economic sector in Bali, accounting for around 40% of the local economy, although reliable statistics are hard to find.

No major government travel advisories have been issued recommending tourists to cancel. Instead, overseas governments advise tourists to monitor reliable media reports and follow advice from Balinese provincial authorities.

Travel advisories admit that volcanic ash clouds may cause aviation disruption if Mt Agung erupts.

That remains a distant and hypothetical scenario,” said Mr Hoven. “At the moment it is safe here, so tourists should contact their tour operator to confirm travel plans – and stick to their intention to visit Bali.

He added: “We would not tell our clients to visit if we thought it was not safe.
#IaminBaliNOW campaign launched

The #iaminBaliNOW social media campaign has been launched to support Balinese tourism and show tourists in Bali having a great time now – despite speculation about Mt Agung.

The campaign, launched by Bali-based Alex Tusk, the founder of and, is modelled on the crowd-sourced social media campaign that Nepal used in 2015 following the major earthquake there.

Tusk said: “Persistent misinformation is threatening the livelihood of many entrepreneurs, their staff and families who rely on tourism income in Bali – not only those directly in the tourism sector but also, for example, farmers, who supply restaurants and hotels.”

#IaminBaliNOW aims to address the issue head on with the facts.

#IaminBaliNow is a crowd-sourced, social media campaign to showcase Bali as it is now, with reliable, up-to-the date information, facts, photos and stories,” said Tusk.

Khiri Travel Indonesia, which is based in Bali, can be contacted at

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Pacific World Unveils its New Selection of Venues for Meetings and Special Events

July 31, 2017

Pacific World Unveils its New Selection of Venues for Meetings and Special Events

Award-Winning Destination and Event Management Company Introduces
Unusual Locations that Fully Engage and Captivate Guests, Immersing Them in the Destination Culture

SINGAPORE (July, 2017) – Pacific World – one of the world’s leading global destination and event management companies – is delighted to introduce its new selection of event venues and immersion experiences designed to fully engage and captivate guests. As creative experts at the forefront of global event planning, Pacific World strives for emotional engagement when choosing venues and creating experiences in order to drive more successful outcomes. From a gastronomic journey beneath the Barcelona Opera House to the exploration of a traditional native village in Bali, Pacific World has curated new locations and world-class events that deliver exceptional results.

“We are continuously looking for new venues that are not just cool and stunning, but will achieve our clients’ meetings and events goals,” said Patricia Silvio, Global Marketing Manager of Pacific World. “2017 events are now well under way, and our teams around the globe have been selecting and sharing their findings and choices. We have found that most of the spaces selected answer to the latest industry trends. Clients are craving for immersive experiences to engage with the local destination, culture and tradition. Each of these venues inspire planners to think outside of the box on many levels, and they are the basis to creating unforgettable experiences for years to come.”

Pacific World has identified a growing interest in private residences, natural outdoor locations and conceptual venues that highlight culture and gastronomy for meetings and events. The company’s global network of local insiders has been hunting for these special places and have discovered fascinating new venues and uncovered authentic gems.

In Paris, France, they’ve discovered a private luxury apartment located at a bespoke address nestled in the heart of the Right Bank, Marais neighborhood. This 17th century apartment offers a wonderful view overlooking one of the oldest and most elegant squares of Paris along with sumptuous living and dining rooms featuring a private art collection and elegant furniture belonging to the owner, a local art auctioneer and connoisseur. A vaulted cellar connected to the apartment by private elevator is ideal for a wine aperitif. Outfitted with the most exquisite and refined materials, this exceptional setting will be a fit for event planners looking to connect with the most sophisticated side of the city. Likewise, Pacific World has activated new events at private residences in Singapore, Barcelona, Madrid, Rome and other major European and Asian cities.

“Our clients are craving unique, immersive experiences where they can engage with the destination’s culture and traditions,” said Patricia Silvio, Global Marketing Manager of Pacific World. “We align the location and experience with our client’s goals – and devise events that engage attendees on many levels, creating an unforgettable experience of a lifetime that bonds the guests.”

For those looking to engage with culture through gastronomy in a different and creative way, one should look no further than Barcelona, Spain at the Opera Samfaina – a new venue concept combining fine cuisine and cutting-edge technology. Tucked away beneath the Barcelona Opera House along a wide avenue that runs from the heart of Barcelona, the venue creates a remarkable gastro-sensory experience influenced by the Catalan region where guests can enjoy standout dishes while immersed in stunning sounds, projections and animations. The 950 square-meter venue is divided into themed spaces, each with a different sensory environment and cuisine item. This incredible experience – which embodies Barcelonan gastronomy, culture, and traditions – was designed and produced by award-winning talents including a world-famous audiovisual artist and Michelin-starred chefs.

For a fully immersive cultural experience in Asia, why choose a single venue when you can have an entire town? Pacific World has created a wholly immersive experience in the village of Mengwi, Bali that utilizes the town’s sights, sounds, tastes and residents. Dressed in traditional costumes, villagers welcome the guests with a colorful procession and drums leading them to the Taman Ayun, a local ancient temple. Inspired by the traditional Rajalaya Royal Service festivals, colorful offerings are carried, a gamelan orchestra plays and royal torches light the route. Upon arrival, guests will enjoy Kecak and Fire Dances followed by a dinner of exquisite Balinese dishes. This memorable experience can accommodate up to 200 guests.

For more information or to book and organize a meeting or event with Pacific World, please visit or e-mail Additionally, please like and follow Pacific World on their social media channels to learn more: Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

About Pacific World
Founded in 1980 in Hong Kong, Pacific World is a dedicated destination and event management company operating in over 40 countries and over 100 destinations in Asia, Europe, Middle East, Africa and The Americas.

Club Med veröffentlicht Studie über jugendliches Reiseverhalten

April 16, 2014

Teens verreisen fünf Mal häufiger als ihre Eltern

09. April 2014
· Jugendliche sind vor ihrem 16. Geburtstag im Durchschnitt bereits mehr als 20.000 Kilometer weit gereist
· Die meisten Kinder haben fünf Länder bereist und 35 fremde Gerichte probiert
· Exotische Reiseziele werden immer besser erreichbar für Familien
· Die Destinationen Bali und Thailand sind bei Kindern und Jugendlichen sehr beliebt

Die Teenager von heute sind wahre Weltenbummler. Das ergab eine Studie des Premium All-Inclusive Reiseveranstalters Club Med. Die Befragung von 2.000 Studienteilnehmern ergab: Jugendliche sind vor ihrem 16. Geburtstag im Durchschnitt bereits mehr als 20.000 Kilometer weit gereist und sind äußerst aufgeschlossen gegenüber landestypischer Küche.

Weltoffenheit unter jungen Jetsettern
Während Eltern angaben, im selben Alter lediglich vier Länder besucht zu haben, lernten die jugendlichen Globetrotter bereits elf Reiseziele kennen, darunter auch exotische Länder wie Zambia, Bali, Thailand oder Australien. Auch der Landesküche gegenüber sind die Jugendlichen von heute aufgeschlossener als ihre Eltern. Im Durchschnitt haben Teens bis 16 bereits 35 fremde Gerichte probiert. 44 Prozent der Eltern gestanden, dass sie sich im selben Alter der fremdländischen Küche verwehrt haben.

Je weiter desto besser
Dass die Reiseerfahrungen jugendlicher Touristen immer ausgefallener werden, liegt der Studie zufolge daran, dass Eltern mit ihren Kindern zunehmend auch exotische Länder bereisen. Erwecken Unterkunft und Verpflegung einen guten Eindruck, so buchen Eltern immer häufiger auch weniger konventionelle Reisen für die Familie. Das Kennenlernen anderer Kulturen, die Erweiterung der geografischen Kenntnisse und das Fördern des Entdeckerdranges sind Hauptgründe, welche Eltern für die neue Fernreise-Leidenschaft angeben.

Ausgewählte Jugend-Resorts zu Spitzenpreisen
Club Med greift diesen Trend seit Jahren auf. Die Resorts des Premium All-Inclusive Reiseanbieters sind bekannt für ihr familienfreundliches Angebot. Wie die Erwachsenen können Kinder und Jugendliche unterschiedlicher Altersgruppen zwischen verschiedenen Angeboten wie dem Junior’s Club Med, der Club Med Passworld, diversen Sportaktivitäten und Teen-Spas wählen. Besonders geeignet für Jugendliche sind die Resorts in Phuket (Thailand), Cancún Yucatán (Mexiko) und in Punta Cana in der Dominikanischen Republik.

Noch attraktiver wird das Reisen mit der ganzen Familie durch die Vorzugspreise des Clubs. In den Jugendlichen-Resorts erhalten die jungen Gäste generell günstigere Preise. In einigen Resorts reisen Kinder unter sechs Jahren kostenfrei mit. Bis zum 27. Mai begünstigt Club Med Sommer-Buchungen mit einer geschenkten Nacht. Für Jugendliche gibt es in den Ferndestinationen wie z. B. Cancún Yucatán, Phuket oder Punta Cana zusätzlich noch etwas Taschengeld obendrauf.

Weitere Informationen zu Club Med unter Pressebilder können auf Anfrage an die E-Mail Adresse gern auch hochauflösend zugesendet werden.

Alexandra Ehm, Aviareps Tourism GmbH, Josephspitalstraße 15, 80331 München,
Tel.: +49 (0) 89 / 55 25 33 405, E-Mail:

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