According to a statement by Governor I Wayan Koster, quotas will be introduced in Bali in the near future to limit the number of tourists. This, according to the authorities, will make the holiday more comfortable and organised.
According to the Kompas portal, the governor is concerned about the low quality of tourism and calls for following the example of Bhutan, which controls the flow of foreigners entering the country. Against this backdrop, he proposes to allow no more than 400,000 holidaymakers a year to visit the island.
Elaborating on the need to introduce quotas, I Wayan Koster said that he had already discussed the issue with the Indonesian central government and received full support for his initiative. The governor believes that such measures will preserve Bali's nature and culture, and make the island a "premium destination" in Indonesia, as, in his opinion, "Bali is too cheaply sold and people who are not allowed to go elsewhere come here".
"I think we will be able to balance quantity and quality so that the holiday is not too cheap and poor quality tourism does not create problems instead of benefits," he concluded.