In the News-Economic Predictions

Although economist predict Bali’s national economy to grow up to 7% in 2016, the island’s main staple, tourism, is still struggling to balance expansion while maintaining culture authenticity. The projected influx in visitors comes with the pressure to make infrastructure improvements, and promote environmentally sustainable practices. As Bali is continually challenged with the paradox of reaping the economic benefits of tourism while also resisting its imperialistic consequences, the following article from The Bali Times outlines opinions on the former and the latter. 

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