Bali, nicknamed the island of gods,
has been ranked the fourth top global travel destination by travel app trip advisor.
Before COVID, the island attracted some 6 million foreign tourists every year.
But Indonesia restricted air travel back in April.
Soon foreign visitors and their tourist dollars stopped coming
hurting people like this cafe owner.
I had to follow my employees.
We used to have six employees.
Now I only employ one.This does not include myself.
Before the pandemic,we can get between 30 to 50 customers in a day.
Now to reach 10 would be miraculous.
These days even to earn 70 dollars a day is already amazing.
It would be an achievement.
Now Wee-Wee Bats and Breakfast cater mainly to domestic visitors.
现在，Wee-Wee Bats and Breakfast饭店主要面向国内游客.
Our rate was around 30 to 40 US dollars per night.
Now its only 9 to 15 US dollars.
We mainly target domestic tourists since foreign tourists cannot yet visit Bali.
The fact that Bali has doubled its come from cases of positive COVID 19 for the past few months.
This doesnt discourage people from other urban areas to temporarily migrate,
to the island of goddess.
The flexibility of working for home policy allows worker to actually working from anywhere.
So might as well working from the beach.
Like Andres Harisuchipto is a 34 year old marketing manager from Jakarta
who decided to work remotely from Bali.
I spend less than 12 US dollars for hotels per night.
With this price,I already get a private air-conditioned room with private shower,
also this pool behind me.
With such low occupancy,it feels like a private villa.
Awliya Halimatu has decided to permanently move from Jakarta to Bali.
She says the has changed her corporate culture
so that remote work is much more widely accepted.
Because I have partners.I have I had business partners, investors.
And my team who used to go to office for work.
Now everyone has to work from home online.
So the idea of me working remotely from Bali,now has become acceptable.
Balis economy shrunk by about 11 percent in the second quarter of this year
with at least 42,000 job losses mainly in tourism and services.
Now domestic visitors
who are also digital nomads may help prevent the tourism industry from collapsing.
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