Bali Hotel Advertisement 2 Cardboard Frame

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Bali Hotel Advertisement 2 Cardboard Frame 2 2

Title:

Charming Bali

Year:

1947

Maker:

Willem Hofker

Size:

275 x 383 mm

Description:

Attractive advertisement poster of the famous Bali Hotel in Denpasar. 

The first step of organized tourism in Balinese history was made in 1924 when the Koninklijke Paketvaart-Maatschappij (KPM) established a weekly steamship route between Bali and Batavia (Jakarta), Singapore, Semarang, Surabaya, and Makassar. The first tourists were from the Dutch colonial administration. The schedule was that the passengers disembarked on a Friday morning, made a round trip on the island by car and left on Sunday. They slept on the ship or in rest houses. 

Four years later, in 1928, the first international hotel in Bali was opened by the Dutch shipping company KPM: the Bali Hotel in downtown Denpasar, built on the site of the 1906 Badung puputan. Today the hotel still exists, holding a different name: Inna Bali Hotel.