[10TH WORLD WATER FORUM PRESS RELEASE] PHRI Bali Chapter Preparing Best Services for Successful Organization of 10th World Water Forum

May 18, 2024







PHRI Bali Chapter Preparing Best Services for Successful Organization of 10th World Water Forum

The Bali chapter of the Indonesian Hotel and Restaurant Association (PHRI) ensures its full support for the 10th World Water Forum, which is taking place from 18 to 25 May 2024 in Nusa Dua, Bali, by preparing its best amenity services.

PHRI believes that the 10th World Water Forum will have a significant impact on Bali's economic development, especially in the tourism and creative economy sectors.

This is evident in the accommodation sector, where the hotel occupancy rate in Bali, especially in the Nusa Dua area, is very high.

Chairman of the Indonesian Hotel and Restaurant Association (PHRI) Badung Regency Chapter, I Gusti Agung Ngurah Rai Suryawijaya, stated that his party had prepared the best amenity service for the delegates.

"The organization of international meetings, incentives, conferences, and exhibitions (MICE) will have a big impact. This will certainly be a blessing for Bali," said Rai in his statement on Saturday, 18 May 2024.

The 10th World Water Forum in Indonesia will be attended by heads of state or heads of government of invited countries and international organizations. The forum, themed "Water for Shared Prosperity," will be attended by more than 35,000 participants.

Rai said that the occupancy rate of hotels in the Nusa Dua area where the conference is taking place, has reached 100 percent.

This also affects hotels outside the area, such as Jimbaran, Kuta, Sanur, and Ubud.

"This will also have a broader impact on other businesses, such as restaurants," said Rai.

Chairman of Bali Chapter PHRI Regional Leaders Board (BPD), Tjokorda Oka Artha Ardhana Sukawati, expressed a similar view. He said that the designation of Bali as the location for the World Water Forum not only directly impacts hotel occupancy rates in Bali, especially the Nusa Dua area, but also promotes Bali as the world's favourite tourism destination.

"Therefore, as the Chairman of PHRI BPD Bali, I hope that other events like the World Water Forum will be held in Bali. We are sure that all tourism stakeholders in Bali will be very supportive," said Tjokorda Oka.

Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy/Head of the Tourism and Creative Economy Agency Sandiaga Salahuddin Uno previously said that the tourism and creative economy industry is ready to support the organization of the 10th World Water Forum.

He believes that holding international MICE events will have a broad impact, including on the promotion of tourism destinations and creative economic centres.

"Many delegates will enjoy the beauty and richness of Balinese culture," said Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy Sandiaga.

The Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy/ Tourism and Creative Economy Agency, in collaboration with the Bali Provincial Government and other industries, has also prepared tour packages for delegates to choose from during their stay in Bali. This includes the Melukat ceremony or Balinese Water Purification Ceremony, a traditional Balinese ritual with the concept of the Rahina Tumpek Uye ritual and the Segara Kerthi Ceremony.

The Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy will also prepare visits for delegations to various destinations, one of which is the Jatiluwih Tourism Village which is famous for its subak system.

The entire organization of the 2024 World Water Forum in Bali will be closely tied to Indonesian cultural values, especially Balinese. The opening ceremony, gala dinner, and closing event will feature various cultural and culinary delights typical of the archipelago.

"We hope that the participants will have unforgettable memories during their stay in Bali. This includes activities such as carbon footprint offsetting through mangrove planting, and a trip to Jatiluwih which is very popular," said Sandiaga.

The World Water Forum is an international forum that brings together stakeholders in the water sector. This global forum, held every three years since 1997, invites all parties to discuss, share knowledge and real practices in the management and development of sustainable water resources. (Jhon, Tomo InfoPublik/Elvira Inda Sari/ug/PR)


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