The tourism sector continues to show recovery after the COVID-19 pandemic. This can be seen from data from the Central Statistics Agency (BPS) which recorded the level of foreign tourist arrivals for the January-November 2022 period of 4.58 million, an increase of 228.30% compared to the same period last year. Signs of recovery can also be seen from the average occupancy rate of hotels in the tourism destination of The Nusa Dua, which is managed by PT Indonesia Tourism Development (Persero)/Indonesia Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC). The occupancy rate of The Nusa Dua during January-December 2022 was recorded to have increased by 197% to 49.46%, compared to the level in 2021 which only reached 16.63%. "2022 was the year of tourism recovery in Indonesia after being hit by a pandemic for two years. This recovery can also be seen through the occupancy rate of The Nusa Dua in 2022 which grew rapidly, almost three times compared to 2021, and slightly higher than the average occupancy rate. national average," said ITDC Main Director Ari Respati in his statement, Monday (23/1/2023). He said the high intensity of holding events at The Nusa Dua, both national and international events, was one of the factors in the occupancy rate recovery.
Ari explained that during 2022, the occupancy rate of The Nusa Dua area was quite stable during the high season to the low season. In July-November 2022 the average was recorded above 60%. Even in December 2022, the average occupancy rate of hotels in The Nusa Dua area reached 70.68%. This December 2022 achievement is the largest growth and is almost the same as pre-pandemic conditions where the December 2019 occupancy rate was 72.93%. Meanwhile, foreign tourist visits to The Nusa Dua throughout 2022 were recorded at 379,504 people, growing 168% compared to 2021 which reached 21,295 people. "The achievements in 2022 have made us welcome 2023 with more optimism, moreover the government has officially revoked the Implementation of Restricting Community Activities (PPKM) at the end of last year. With a number of event agendas that will take place during 2023, we believe it will help our efforts to maintain the trend. positive tourist visits to The Nusa Dua and continue to maintain the momentum of tourism revival," he explained.