Lombok International Airport reopens

While Ngurah Rai International Airport in Bali is currently closed until the next 18 hours, Lombok International Airport reopened on Monday morning (Nov.27) after being closed for one full day due to volcanic ash from Mount Agung.With this news, there’s a possibility that stranded tourists in Bali might decide to travel to Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara (NTB) instead.Tourism Minister Arief Yahya said that the people of Lombok should facilitate these tourists and serve them well.He suggested for hotels, resorts, homestay and lodgings in Lombok to give more than 50 percent discount.Lombok should also provide free transportation from hotels to the airport and entertain visitors with any kind of attractions.Today, NTB tourism department head Lalu Faozal has gathered all tourism industry players in Lombok.Suggestions from minister Arief Yahya will be passed on to our friends in the industry. We are going to offer tours and promotions in order to introduce leading attractions in Lombok, said Lalu.

Source: Civil Aviation Authority, Qatar.