Economy expected to grow more than 2% as tourism in Bali improves
TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – The head of Bank Indonesia’s representative in Bali, Trisno Nugroho, expected Bali’s economy in the second quarter of 2022 could grow by more than 2% as tourism activity improves.
“We expect Bali‘s second-quarter economic growth to exceed 2% after previously growing 1.46% in the first quarter of 2022,” Trisno Nugroho said in Denpasar on Saturday (June 11).
The tourism sector, which remains the main contributor to Bali‘s economic growth, is expected to be better in 2022 compared to 2021, although it is still below the 2019 condition.
The central bank recorded that in May 2022, the average daily number of domestic and international tourists increased by 49% (mtm) and 85% (mtm) respectively.
The increase in domestic tourist visits to Bali was helped by the long national holiday of Eid al-Fitr and relaxed public mobility.
Meanwhile, the increase in international tourists was due to the opening of direct international flights and the ease of policy for international travelers.
However, Trisno recalled that the global economy still faces various challenges due to the war between Ukraine and Russia which has affected global economic growth.
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