Denpasar (Antara Bali) - The Indonesian Hotels and Restaurant Association (PHRI) of Bali said a number of hotels in the tourist island already received orders for room reservation a year ahead of the annual meeting of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank.
"We predict the hotels in Nusa Dua and Jimbaran would be fully booked," Bali's PHRI chairman Cokorda Oka Artha Ardana Sukawati said here on Saturday.
Nusa Dua and Jimbaran beach areas are the locations of big and luxurious hotels in Bali. Oka said a number of hotels in the prestigious areas are ready to accommodate thousands of delegates to the IMF-World Bank meeting to be held in October next year.
"They have been used to receiving large number of guests as Bali often hosts big international events," he said.
He estimated that around 15,000 delegates would attend the annual meeting to be accommodated at hotels in Nusa Dua, Jimbaran, Kuta, Legian and other places in Bali. As for security, he said, PHRI already adopted with police standard system of hotel security even long before Bali was selected to be host of the meeting.
"We cooperate with the police department in managing hotel security," he said.
The government has also made preparations for the big event such as expansion of the Ngurah Rai airport of Bali and development of supporting infrastructure. Economists from around 189 countries are expected to attend the meeting.
Bali police chief Insp.Gen. Petrus Reinhard Golose said in January, 2018, a security team of IMF and the World Bank would visit Bali to inspect preparation taken against security such as threat of terrorism. (WDY)