Bali News: Bali‚Äôs Nusa Dua Reports Record Start to 2008
(3/8/2008) Bisnis Bali reports that spirits are high at the Bali Tourism Development Corporation (BTDC) - the Management company for the 350 hectare complex of hotels, championship golf course, and shopping outlets found within Bali's Nusa Dua Complex.
BTDC officials are reporting that occupancy levels in January among Nusa Dua Hotels averaged 83% - a significant improvement from the 63% occupancy logged in January one year before.
BTDC's President Director, Made Mandra, told BisnisBali that he linked his current success to the world's belief that Bali is safe, a fact underlined by the UN Climate Change Conference held in December 2007.
Mandra was also buoyed by renewed strength in the Japanese market, a development he thinks can be partially ascribed to the BTDC's recent hosting of a group of Japanese religious leaders who visited Bali.
Meanwhile, Gede Parmita, Director of Sales for the Nusa Dua Beach Hotel and Spa told BisnisBali that business has been booming since January with "almost every room full and occupancy running above 85%."