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"Bali on ANY budget" aims to lead resurgence

Media Release – Garuda Orient Holidays / Garuda Indonesia– May 26 2006

“Bali on ANY budget”
aims to lead resurgence

Independence-oriented villas and affordable luxury feature in flagship brochure

As consumer confidence in Bali returns, Garuda Indonesia and Garuda Orient holidays are producing their most comprehensive ever “Bali on ANY budget” brochure.

The 2006-2007 brochure, being released from this month, includes more than 20 new resorts, hotels and villas among the almost 200 accommodation options featured, including an expanded choice of exclusive villa properties, a dozen new hotels in popular resort areas, and tour options throughout Bali - and beyond.

“With productivity levels already well ahead of those recorded at the same time in 2003, we intend “Bali on ANY budget “ to be a powerful and versatile tool in helping to drive the resurgence of Bali. We aim to give our retail partners and customers the best choice ever by enhancing our world-class offerings for New Zealand” said Garuda Orient Holidays New Zealand Manager, Ms Alyssa Field . When launched, the new brochure will be mirrored in an information-packed website and “e-brochure” which can be downloaded to computer desktops for quick reference.

The cover of the new brochure features traditional Indonesian masks, reflecting the theme "Faces of Indonesia" a title shared with the MEGA-famil earlier in May, in which 150 top producing agents from Australia and New Zealand were given the opportunity to come to know the many “faces” of Indonesia, showcasing both familiar and lesser-known resort areas through a range of itineraries through Bali and choice of optional destinations such as Yogyakarta, Surabaya and Lombok.

Included in the main body of the brochure are hotels and resorts rated among the best in the world in recent surveys, including the latest survey in Travel and Leisure magazine (circ one million) which rated Bali the world’s best island destination for the fourth time in a row.

The rapid growth in villa style accommodation, and burgeoning demand for this style of accommodation, is mirrored in the expanded coverage in the brochure, which features a range of villas catering to families, couples and groups of friends. Being featured for the first time are new villa properties in Nusa Dua, Sanur, Kuta, Legian, Seminyak, Jimbaran Bay, Uluwatu and Ubud. When shared between a group of friends or, for families, when the overall cost is considered, villa holidays become an affordable alternative to mainstream resort hotels, and have the added benefit of providing privacy, exclusivity and a greater choice of locations within easy reach of the busy tourist centers of Bali.

For the active, new options include Paintball Bali where families or groups of any size can participate in a variety of game options. Including state of the art compressed air paint guns and imported protective clothing, Paintball Bali will appeal to both extreme sport enthusiasts and first timers. To celebrate the opening of “Boomerang”, Waterbom Bali's newest waterslide, this popular water theme park returns to the pages of the brochure.

For those looking "beyond Bali", Ombak Putih cruises to Komodo Island will again be featured. With weekly departures (subject to minimum 2 pax) now available, the Borneo Wilderness Tour to Southern Kalimantan brings adventurous travellers 'up close and personal' to wild and rehabilitated orangutan. The stark scenery, turquoise lake and sulphur mines of ljen Crater in East Java are easily accessible from the scenic Ijen Resort in East Java, while history buffs will be drawn to the Dutch Colonial Losari Coffee Plantation Resort in Central Java. These new package options, as well as regular tour packages to Mt Bromo, Yogyakarta, Torajaland (South Sulawesi) and classic Java / Bali Overland tour, are found in the rear pages of the brochure.

With value across the board accentuated by an historically favourable exchange rate to the New Zealand dollar, “Bali on ANY budget” spans market segments extending from the most budget-conscious, to the most sophisticated, from the most relaxed, to the most adventurous – from top value, to literally the world’s best.


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