Since the beginning, when Bali first time knew tourism around the 1920s, many famous travelers visited this bijou and pristine island. They were from various professions such as officials, artists, humanists, journalists and so forth. They very much enjoyed the nature, culture, community life and then spread it throughout the world. Since then, Bali began
Since the beginning, when Bali first time knew tourism around the 1920s, many famous travelers visited this bijou and pristine island. They were from various professions such as officials, artists, humanists, journalists and so forth. They very much enjoyed the nature, culture, community life and then spread it throughout the world. Since then, Bali began to be widely known as one of the world’s most beautiful islands offering a lot of beauty.
Furthermore, a number of famous guests came and went. They brought along their stories and experiences. The stories even rolled out until finally Bali becomes like in the current condition. It becomes one of the world famous destinations having a myriad of problems.
Undeniably, the arrival of some celebrities becomes a free promotion for this Island of the Gods. Admittedly or not, they consist of celebrities, heads of state and so forth. Surely they have important traces in the history of tourism in Bali having the same importance as their predecessors, that earlier set foot on Bali.
Various behaviors were showed off during their holidays in Bali. Some came and just stayed in the room. The others went out and spent their time by having a promenade or just enjoyed waves and sunshine. A few got involved further in the local ethnic community and then gave birth to the works of art and made collaboration that shook the world and so forth. Whatever they are, they have a stake. Their arrivals definitely have various reasons.
The last but not least is the horrendous arrival of the former President of the United States, Barack Obama. Obama is very familiar in the eyes of the world community. If previously the King of Saudi Arabia only spent his time in the neighborhood where he stayed, it is different from Obama. This father of two children is so keen to enjoy the nature of Bali.
Uniquely, he enjoyed various activities ranging from visiting museum and shrine or temple, exploring paddy fields, trying rafting adventure and so forth. This news certainly spread to all corners of the world. The former president of the super power country quite enjoyed his holidays in Bali. Surely, this becomes a free promotion resulting in tremendous impact.
Undoubtedly, there will be ‘followers’ of Obama who will tread the route of his holiday trip. Jatiluwih will become more famous and so does the rafting in the Ayung River. Tirta Empul Temple will go more globally and so on. Hopefully, this Obama’s effect could be felt right to the bottom. Now, it depends on the government and tourism stakeholders to take advantage of this moment as a snowball that continues to grow bigger and result in wider impact. Hopefully, it will become so. (Gde Palgunadi/ firstname.lastname@example.org)