Penglipuran Village Delays to Raise Visit Rates
The increase in recreational and sports tourism levies was supposed to take effect on January 1, 2020 according to the Regent Regulations Number 37 Year 2019 regarding the increase in recreational and sports tourism levies.
Adult foreign tourist entrance tickets changed from Rp 30.000 to Rp 50.000. Foreign children entrance tickets changed from Rp. 25.000 to Rp. 30.000. Domestic adult entrance tickets changed from Rp. 15.000 to Rp. 25.000 and child tickets from Rp. 10.000 to Rp. 15.000.
Parking fees also increased. The initial bus parking fee from Rp. 5.000 went up to Rp. 10.000. Mini Bus from Rp 3.000 to Rp 5.000, while for a motorcycle the fee changed from Rp 1.000 to Rp 2.000.
Although the head of Penglipuran village I Wayan Supat has coordinated with the Department of Tourism and Culture of Bangli on the question that the managers will not take the payments according to the new tariffs.
Visitors are still subject to old rates.
"We have not taken new tickets, we are still waiting for the government's response to the letter we sent," he said.
Admittedly, the representatives of the village are ashamed to raise fees while the object supporting infrastructure is still inadequate according to their opinion.