BALI TOURISM DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION (BTDC)
BTDC – the state-owned enterprise that operates the world-famous Nusa Dua Complex at the southernmost tip of Bali – was established in 1973 after an exhaustive study by The World Bank and the Government of Indonesia that sought to create an integrated and environmentally sustainable model of tourism development.
Now, nearly four decades later, the BTDC represents one of the world’s premiere tourist destinations – home to 18 hotels hosting more than 4235 rooms, a championship golf courses, a world-class art museum, the island’s leading shopping-dining-entertainment centres, two state-of-the-art conference and convention centres and an international standard medical facility pioneering medical tourism on the island.
Over the past four decades Nusa Dua has repeatedly hosted the world’s kings, presidents and state ministers attending important major international summits that also brought the world’s media to Bali. The United Nations Conference on Climate Change was held in Bali in December 2007, and the APEC Summit will again convene world leaders in Bali at
Nusa Dua in late 2013.
Most importantly, all this has been achieved with close adherence to the Balinese tenet of Tri Hita Karana - the Balinese belief that harmony must always be maintained between God, man and nature. A major player in Bali’s economy, the hotels and tourism businesses operation at BTDC provide valuable foreign exchange, employment and valuable tax revenues to Bali. Young Balinese men and women who received their first jobs in tourism in 1973 at BTDC are now retiring from lucrative careers, handing the responsibility of looking after the island’s guests to their children and grandchildren who now work at BTDC.
Now renowned as one of the best six tourism regions in the world, the BTDC is home to:
• Bali International Convention Centre
• Bali Nusa Dua Convention Center
• Bali Collection & Entertainment - a shopping, dining and entertainment centre
• Bali Nusa Dua Theatre - modern theatre with capacity 700 seats
• Bali Golf & Country Club – a championship golf course currently undergoing an extensive renovation
• Pasifika Museum - housing a priceless collection of art from the Asia-Pacific Region
• BIMC Hospital
• The Bay - Restaurant by the Ocean
• The annual Nusa Dua Festival (Nusa Dua Fiesta) - celebrating the unique dance, music and culture of the Balinese people.
The Nusa Dua Resort has been awarded the Kalpataru Award from the Government of Indonesia, and the Foundation Certificate Tri Hita Karana Bali, and was the first tourist resort to be granted ‘Green Glove’ certification by the Green Globe Foundation, a global institution endorsed by the United Nations.
FACING THE FUTURE
Strategic measures have been implemented to consolidate productive assets, and ensure healthy investment cooperation and mutual benefit with investors, either in the form of BOT (Build Operate Transfer) or joint ventures with bona fide companies. The company has also improved investment risk management to enable identification, measurement and management of business risks to reduce potential losses and increase profitability.
Responding to Bali’s need to develop to meet future challenges, BTDC is investing seeking to replay its success in Bali via investment in a major tourism resort in nearby Lombok and by joining a consortium of state-owned companies forming PT Jasa Marga Bali, PT Pelindo III, PT Angkasa Pura I, PT Wijaya Karya, PT Hutama Karya, PT Adhi Karya. The company constructing the elevated tollroad connecting Benoa, Bali’s international airport and Nusa Dua.
Bali Tourism Development Corporation ( BTDC )
777 BTDC Area Nusa Dua
PO BOX Street Nusa Dua, 80364, Bali, Indonesia