Hotels in Bali are fully booked for the Christmas and New Year’s holidays, the head of the island’s hotel association said on Sunday, while police said there had been no indication of an increased threat of terrorist attack.
“From December 20 onward, hotel rooms in Bali are fully booked,” said Perry Markus, head of the Bali branch of the Indonesian Hotel and Restaurant Association. He added that this was a marked improvement over last year’s numbers, when occupancy averaged 70 percent during the holidays.
Addressing security concerns, Bali Police Chief Insp. Gen. Hadiatmoko said on Sunday that 12,000 personnel would be deployed to secure the island throughout the Christmas and New Year’s celebrations.
“Although there is no indication of a possible terrorist attack, we will remain vigilant,” he said.