The State News Agency Antara quotes the head of the Bali Provincial Tourism Service, Anak Agung Gede Yuniartha Putra, as saying that the development of pensioner tourism in Bali is impeded by a lack of investment.
“Through tourism for senior citizens we hope people will stay longer in Bali. A number of preparations have been made, we are only waiting for investors,” said Yuniartha on Friday, February 6, 2015.
The Province’s top tourism official disclosed that Bali has already set aside land for senior citizen tourism development, with one specific location located in Payangan in the regency of Gianyar. Several years ago the Province also established the Bali Retirement Tourism Authority (BRTA).
“In Payangan the climate is cool, quite cold and therefore appropriate for international tourists on an extended stay,” he said.
In connection with the fact that no investor has surfaced wishing to participate in projects for senior citizens, Yuniartha promised to coordinate further with the Bali Investment and Licensing Board (BPMP-Bali). Adding, “I will try to discuss the problems and look for a solution.”
Earlier, tourism observer Agung Suryawan Wiranatha of Udayana University urged the Provincial Government of Bali to seriously address the potential for senior citizen tourism in Bali.
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