Synopsis: This week the new sex law has been in the news internationally. This week, contentious new legislation prohibiting cohabitation and extramarital sex was approved by the parliament.
The capital of Indonesia Bali is set to attract a lot of tourists this winter and most of the tourists will flock to the beach side for a warm and sunny vacation. Now the Covid policy has been subsidized tourism is picking up the pace and people are traveling during the holiday with family and friends. There are many best places to visit in Indonesia where tourists love to travel.
However, this week the new sex law has been in the news internationally. This week, contentious new legislation prohibiting cohabitation and extramarital sex was approved by the parliament. Experts are concerned about the legislation since it will affect foreign tourists and ex-pats as well as local citizens.
Although it won’t be implemented for at least another three years, industry insiders tell CNN that the new criminal code may discourage foreigners from traveling there and harm the nation’s standing abroad, depriving it of crucial tourism income. Indonesia is famous for its amazing beaches and mesmerizing landscapes.
People are concluding this law as the increasing Muslim conservatism in Indonesia and the new sex law is the result of that. With strict Islamic laws being enforced in some areas of the nation. Due to the predominance of Hindus in Bali, the social climate has a tendency to be more liberal, which attracts Western tourists.
Winastra claims that he and others were taken aback by the new restrictions because they believed the administration had been very passionate about boosting the number of foreign visitors.
Similar to the majority of the world’s top tourist destinations, Bali experienced severe economic hardship during the Covid-19 outbreak.
Arrivals from abroad fell from over 500,000 per month to as few as 45 for the entire year of 2021.
However, with the pandemic on the decline, officials from the government and the tourism sector had been predicting a healthy revival, which could generate billions of dollars in revenue for the Indonesian economy.
The World Travel & Tourism Council, a global trade group, predicted earlier this year that over the next 10 years, the travel industry in Indonesia will grow by 10% annually.