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Tourism growth threatens Bali’s water security

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Tourism growth threatens Bali’s water security

Tourism growth threatens Bali’s water security An infinity pool in Bali (Image: Alamy) Bali has become a popular destination for Chinese tourists in recent years, but the Indonesian government’s drive to keep growing the sector is threatening the island’s water resources.Chinese tourist arrivals to Indonesia increased by 51% year-on-year in 2014, by double digits for the next two years, and then by a record 57% in 2017.The government aimed to attract 20 million tourists to the country in 2019, with 10 million coming from China. In fact, the number of Chinese tourists actually declined in 2019 to about 2.1 million, according to Statistics...

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