Hotels on Bali, the most popular tourist island in Indonesia, are on a high alert for potential terror attacks according to a report on industry website TravelMole.
According to Ian Jarrett, TravelMole’s Asia Pacific editor, it’s the second time this year the hotels are on alert, following attacks on police outposts in Indonesia.
Travelmole reports that Kade Subhiksu, head of the Bali tourism office, has instructed the hotels and self-catering accommodation providers to step up security. The move follows increased monitoring of the security situation on Bali after five alleged terrorists were shot and killed in police raids on hotels in Denpasar and Sanur.
In October 2002 a bomb detonated in the tourist suburb of Kuta killed 202 people, injuring hundreds more.