Bali Travel News (BTN) organized again the Tri Hita Karana (THK) Nugraha featuring the theme ‘THK Inspiring the World’ on Friday (Feb 22) at K. Nadha Bali Press Building and was attended by several officials such as Deputy Governor of Bali Puspayoga, Deputy Regent of Badung Ketut Sudikerta and former Regent of Gianyar Cok Ace. Besides, it was also attended by Prof. Dr. Gde Pitana from the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy.
Palgunadi as executive committee explained the event was the second time held by BTN. Such awarding event was an effort to participate in the future development of Bali tourism and expected to encourage the tourism components. “THK Nugraha confers the awards to inspirational figures in the tourism development in the future,” said the Chief Editor of BTN.
Meanwhile, Prof. Dr. Gde Pitana deeply appreciated the implementation of the THK Nugraha because it could boost the overall progress of Bali tourism. “Law No. 10/2009 Article 5 letter A on Tourism is synonymous with the concept of Tri Hita Karana in Bali,” he said.
The THK Nugraha 2013 for hotel category was awarded to Alam Kulkul Boutique Resort and Spa, Banyan Tree Hotel and Resort, C151 Smart Villa Seminyak, Grand Inna Kuta, Harris Hotel and Residence Sunset Road, Pan Pacific Nirwana Bali Resort, Ramada Bintang Bali Resort and Spa, The St. Regis Bali Resort and Villa Kayu Raja. These awards were conferred by Deputy Regent of Badung, Ketut Sudikerta.
For the category of tourist destination, the awards were received by Bali View Rafting, Bali Zoo, Bounty Cruises, Monkey Forest tourist attraction, Uluwatu tourist attraction and Waterbom Bali. The awards were presented by Deputy Governor of Bali Puspayoga. Meanwhile, for the category of tourism observer, the awards were presented to I Gusti Bagus Yudhara, I Gusti Ngurah Anom, Jro Karang Tangkid Suarshana, Ketut Englan and Suteja Neka and the awards were handed over by Prof. Dr. Gede Pitana. With the implementation of these awards, it was expected that more observers and supporters to cultural tourism would come to view in Bali. (BTN/kmb)