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Page 18 • MICEBTN - augusT-oCToBEr - 2016 BAli, iNdONESiA BAli, iNdONESiA Bali interCon opens an all-day lounge BALI’s Intercontinental Resort has opened a dedicated 24/7 arrival and departure lounge to suit early arrivals and guests with late night flights. Located on the ground floor of the resort, the lounge offers lockers, showers and changing facilities as well as an open air terrace, which guests can use free of charge until either their rooms are ready or until their time of departure. Bali a leader in weddings AUSTRALIAN couples continue to flock to Bali for weddings, accompanied ei- ther by an intimate group of friends and families or by the sort of large contin- gent that might have been expected if they had decided to stay home for their wedding. Definitive statistics on overseas wedding destinations for Australians are not available but industry feedback suggests that Bali continues to be a top choice. Reasons include the quality expe- rience – quality is becoming a major factor in Bali’s travel marketing – and the dependability of arrangements. Many hotels and apartment complexes nowadays have their own wedding organ- isers while specialist independent organ- isers are also well utilised, their standing enhanced by the evolu- tion of industry stand- ards over recent years. That has weeded out the few inferior operators (some in Australia) who gave Bali weddings a bad press briefly a few years back. It’s not just Australians who are choosing to be married in Bali. Helped by the image of Bali as a spiritual envi- ronment where love and relationships blossom, couples have been drawn from around the world including New Zealanders who until recent years were more likely to look towards Fiji or the Cook Islands for a wedding away from the homeland.