Mimi Hudoyo, Jakarta  (2007-05-21)

THE high waves from the Indian Ocean which hit 11 provinces in Sumatera, Java, Bali and Lombok over the weekend are not affecting tourism business, the Indonesia trade claims.

Mercure Kuta general manager, Mr Tony Adrianto, said:
 
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Mimi Hudoyo, Jakarta  (2007-05-21)

THE high waves from the Indian Ocean which hit 11 provinces in Sumatera, Java, Bali and Lombok over the weekend are not affecting tourism business, the Indonesia trade claims.

Mercure Kuta general manager, Mr Tony Adrianto, said: "We were running full occupancy last weekend, mostly with Indonesian holiday makers. Nobody was so concerned with the waves on Friday. They avoided the beach only on that day. The next day, the tides were lower and people enjoyed the beach again."

This was not the first time such high tides happened on Kuta beach. "Similar things happened last year here," he said.

Rama Hotels & Resorts Bali corporate director of sales and marketing, Mr Jeffrey Wibisono, said: "We have not received any queries, let alone cancellations from our overseas partners over the unusually high tides in Indonesia. I don't think this will affect forward bookings."

It was a long weekend in Indonesia, and Rama's three hotels in the Kuta area were running between 86 per cent and 90 per cent, but no guests shortened their trip, Mr Wibisono said.

However, Dewatha Sakti Tours and Travel, Jogjakarta managing director, Mr Bagus Ardhi Baliantoro, said: "We received queries from our partners in France on the situation here, but no forward bookings are affected." He said Jogjakarta would mark one year after the earthquake on May 27 with a celebration to tell travellers the city was back on track.

 
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