JIMBARAN, Bali (BPN) – Mövenpick Resort & Spa Jimbaran held an after-race party, a special event dedicated to runners of Maybank Bali Marathon 2019, on Sunday, September 8. At the event, runners enjoyed various entertainments such as live DJ and all you can eat buffets while enjoying the night with drink and dance.
According to Edwin Ekaputra Halim, Head of Project Development at PT. Summarecon Agung, Tbk that managing Movenpick Resort & Spa Jimbaran, this after-party event also showed the quality of the hotel in facilitating and accommodating sport tourists in Bali.
Edwin, who also participated in the race stated, as a runner, he knew very well what these athletes wanted, specifically; Fun. That’s why the hotel gave the best service starting from the airport pick-up, breakfast at 3 AM, transport service to the race point and back to the hotel, brunch and after-party in the hotel.
“We know the need for runners when taking part in events in Bali. From getting up in the morning, having breakfast, transporting and being picked up at the venue to photos during the event,” Edwin said.
While the impact of sport tourism for tourism as a whole, Edwin explained it is quite significant for the local economy. This is according to him because the athletes come with family.
“They bring families and supporters. So it has a big impact on the local economy especially if the participants can reach 10 to 20 thousand athletes,” he explained.
Edwin Halim added, his party also provides special services for athletes who bring their families. Family members also get special attention and can enjoy entertainment at the hotel’s restaurant.
“The point is they just need to come and we will provide the best service because we know the best they need,” Edwin said.