Founded in 1977 and one of the first IATA accredited companies in the UAE, ATS has grown to become a regional player in Travel Management. In 2012, we conducted a major re-branding exercise from Arabian Air Travel to ATS as we are now known. ATS has a network of business units across the UAE, China and in India.
Today, I have the pleasure in working with ATS Travel on few upcoming projects and here is there first post. Bali. Why Bali? Well, Emirates Airlines just announced the launch of their new direct route to Bali from Dubai starting on June 3rd. So here is to all you Bali lovers! A picture Diary by Travel ATS to Bali
A Photo Diary in Bali
There is no other place like Bali. The Island of the Gods offers great beaches, countless waves for surfing and wonderful natural sites to visit and explore, colorful ceremonies, and gifted artists.
Best Time to go
High season is during the months of July and August. However best time to come to Bali is May, June and September, just before and just after high season. It’s still dry season, it’s less humid, and room prices can be 30-50% cheaper than during high season. Many shops offer sales and promotions, restaurants are less crowded in those mid-season months, and in general Bali is a bit more relaxed.
Good to know – Nyepi 2015: 21st of March
Contrary to several other cultures all around the world who celebrate the New Year with dynamic and sparkling festivities, the crowning point of the Balinese New Year 6 day celebration is a day dedicated to complete silence.
On the 3rd day the entire Island comes to a standstill, with no scheduled incoming or outgoing flights from Ngurah Rai airport in Denpasar (DPS).
This day is called Nyepi, meaning “to keep silent” and falls on the day after the dark moon of the spring equinox when the day and night are of approximately equal duration.
Hotels are asked to cover their windows, all shops are closed, all! No light or candle will be lit in any Balinese home, no cars on the road, no motorbikes, no people. It’s indeed a special experience, not only for the Balinese but also for all the visitors and tourists that are on Bali during Nyepi Day