Ministry of Tourism collaborates with AirBnB to attract digital nomads to Bali

While we are still awaiting the official announcement of the so-called Digital Nomad Visa, it seems pretty clear that the central government is serious enough to attract remote working travelers to Bali.

The Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy recently announced its collaboration with the popular rental platform AirBnB with the launch of the latter’s page, Live and work anywhere in Bali.

“Want to shake up your routine? Spend your lunch break learning to surf or head out on weekends to explore exquisite temples amidst lush, green rice fields,” the website says.

AirBnB has confirmed its partnership with the Indonesian Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy to promote Bali as part of its Live and Work Anywhere program. He pointed out that since September 2022, remote workers in Bali can obtain a B211A visa (for tourism/business purposes) to work remotely for up to six months, tax-free.

AirBnB’s page for digital nomads in Bali offers recommendations on accommodations suitable for remote work on the Island of the Gods, as well as practical information such as time zone, weather, visa information, location, etc. money, telephone and internet, local customs and manners (!), and health and safety.

Interestingly, AirBnB’s page highlights other parts of Bali (read: not Canggu) that digital nomads should explore, such as Kintamani, Singaraja, and Karangasem.

Mich Goh, the head of AirBnB’s public policy department overseeing Southeast Asia, India, Hong Kong and Taiwan, said the collaboration would allow millions of remote workers to find the best places and offers in Bali.

Goh also mentioned the importance of diversifying destinations by promoting lesser-known places such as Banjar and the islands of Nusa – Penida, Lembongan and Ceningan.

Comments are closed.