Gianyar. Bali's local government awarded 29 villages with silver and bronze stars at the 2017 Tourist Village Awards at Taman Nusa cultural park in Gianyar district on Friday (26/05).
The event's committee head, Made Mendra Astawa, said awards were given to villages who displayed concerted efforts to develop amenities and infrastructure to attract a growing number of tourists.
Seventeen villages were awarded silver stars, while 12 others received bronze stars. However, no villages were awarded with gold.
Mendra said the committee, comprised of 14 judges, conducted their assessments from April 20 to May 18 and applied regional standards to evaluate each village.
Bali Tourism Agency head A.A. Yuniartha said he hopes all tourist villages on the island, which total 104, can work to develop local amenities and attract a larger number of visitors.
"We hope that all of our villages will be transformed into tourist destinations, many visitors, especially from Europe, arecontinue reading