We are offering special prices for select hotels in Bali to support Indonesia’s digital nomad program. Under this scheme, guests will be eligible to avail up to 70% discount on their stays in Bali. This scheme is applicable to 20 OYO premium hotels spread across Bali that meet high levels of service quality, safety and health standards. These hotels have been carefully shortlisted, focusing on serenity, spirituality and sustainability to ensure a better impact on the local economy. The government is promoting Bali as a destination for digital nomads to work and vacation, or workcation (remote workers). To avail this discount, guests can download the OYO App, click on the digital nomad sale widget on homepage to discover a valid participating hotel, and discounted prices will be activated coupon codes IDGTS3. They can complete the booking after hitting the Book Now button. They can also resolve their queries quickly with our 24*7 chatbot – Yo! Chat.
Our premium hotel brands participating in the program include Townhouse Oak and Collection O. Most of these hotels are equipped with key amenities such as high-speed Wi-Fi connectivity, swimming pool, bigger room size, restaurants, and in-room facilities like mini fridge etc., to meet the requirements of tourists looking for a comfortable long term stays in Bali. There are coworking spaces, cafes and marketplaces located in close proximity to these hotels. The Digital Nomad program allows foreign nationals to stay in Indonesia for up to six months while working remotely for a foreign company or as a freelancer. To be eligible for the program, applicants must have a valid passport, a return ticket or proof of onward travel, and proof of sufficient funds to support themselves during their stay. Applicants must also provide proof of employment or a description of their freelance work, as well as proof of health insurance coverage. The program is intended to attract professionals, entrepreneurs, and freelancers who are able to work remotely and have the flexibility to travel while working. The Indonesian government hopes that the program will attract skilled workers, encourage economic growth, and promote tourism in the country. Digital nomads visiting Indonesia can now apply for the social-cultural purpose visa (B-211), which is valid for 60 days (two months) and can be extended for an additional 180 days (six months).
Elaborating more on the initiative, Ankit Tandon, Global CBO and CEO, Southeast Asia and Middle East said “As the largest hospitality technology platform in Indonesia, OYO is committed to supporting key government initiatives to boost tourism in the country. Our focus on premium properties in Indonesia is aligned with this program. We look forward to many more such collaborations with the government”. The government is targeting up to 7.4 million international tourist arrivals this year and it plans to attract more than 3.5 million overseas travelers through this program. Though the guests can choose to stay anywhere in Indonesia under this program, but government is particularly focused on Bali since it is one of the most popular destinations amongst the overseas travelers for its sunsets, rice terraces and volcano trekking.