- Nov 6, 2016
I doubt $14 will be felt that much by annual holiday-makers, and personally I think it not unreasonable for tourists to contribute to the preservation of Bali's environment I do hope a portion of that money might go toward the further education of locals in regard to environmental conservation awareness.
https://www.news.com.au/travel/world-travel/asia/balis-governor-reveals-plans-to-slug-holidaymakers-with-a-tourist-tax/news-story/4d269ec334d4a56761db49a82f8aaa00The Bali government has drafted a bylaw that would make foreign tourists pay a levy to visit the island, with the earnings to be used to fund projects for the environment and Balinese cultural preservation, The Jakarta Post reported.
The levy is said to be $14 per visitor and applies only to international tourists.
“This will give us better fiscal space to support the development of Bali,” Bali governor Wayan Koster said.