BANGKOK -- Peter
Semone, vice president-development of Pacific Asia Travel
Association, made a trip to Bali to scope out the effects of the
He reported that
the public and private sectors of the tourism community are working
well together to respond to the bombings, though it is difficult to
assess the effect on tourism at this time.
"It seems that tourists are
becoming more resilient to these sorts of events," he said. "As you
walk around the streets of Jimbaran and Kuta one would almost think
that nothing has happened here. People are still dining in
restaurants, walking around and shopping, enjoying the beach and
enjoying their holiday."
Semone said he
did not know of any cancellations to scheduled flights in and out
of Bali so far. The government committed itself to a thorough
investigation of the incident and a heightening of
information on the Bali bombings, see www.PATA.org/news.
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