Australian travel startup, The Bali Bible, Instagram sensation, Steph Claire Smith and a raft of Balinese businesses today launch a once in a lifetime holiday experience to encourage tourists back to Bali.

Since the volcanic eruption of Mt Agung last year, tourism numbers have dropped considerably to the island with reports indicating it could lose up to $665 million in tourism revenue as a result.

Keen to help Bali‟s recent declining tourism, founders of Melbourne-based travel website The Bali Bible, have teamed up with its partners and networks to inspire travellers with three getaways to Bali worth up to $100,000.

“Having worked with many businesses and individuals in Bali over the last eight years, we really see the impact an event like this has on locals and their businesses,” said The Bali Bible co-founder Simon te Hennepe.

“Relying almost completely on tourism revenue, the amazing people of Bali who create experiences we all enjoy are feeling the pinch right now, we thought what better way to help than offering an unbelievable holiday experience in one of our favourite destinations,” he said.

The competition will give away three incredible escapes to Bali which includes “The Bukit Dreamer‟ for a group of eight friends to live it up in Uluwatu, “The Ubud Chiller‟ for two to relax and unwind in Ubud and “The Seminyak Foodie” for two people to enjoy the culinary mecca of Seminyak.

Keen Bali traveller and Instagram celebrity, Steph Claire Smith along with content creator boyfriend, Josh Miller, jumped at the opportunity to help out.

“I‟m really excited to be part of the effort, having been in Bali just a couple of months ago, I can confirm that Bali, is as great as ever with its strong heart and sense of community. I‟m proud to be part of The Bali Bible campaign to support Bali when many over there are doing it tough,” said Steph Claire Smith.

Marketing Director for The Bali Bible Mitch Lawson says the response to the campaign has been overwhelming.

“So many partners have come to the table to contribute to the campaign, allowing us to create incredible packages that showcase the beauty, culture and variety Bali has to offer,” he said.

The Bali Bible team has collaborated with brands including GoPro, Bali Body and Air Bali, luxury Bali accommodation partners The Edge, Villa Latitude, The Ungasan, The W Hotel, The Viceroy, Trans Resort and Layar Designer Villas and leading hospitality providers Merah Putih, Single Fin, Sundays Beach Club, The Lawn, CasCades Restaurant, Mozaic, Spice and Oneeighty.

To enter the competition, users simply have to create and share their own dream trip on The Bali Bible platform.

Prizes will be awarded to the trip that attracts the most public views, the trip that best showcases what Bali has to offer and the best themed trip. The competition is open for entries until 30th March.

With a prize pool totaling more than $100,000 travellers can enter by visiting www.thebalibible.com/escape 

Prize details 

Grand Prize: The Bukit Dreamer (valued at $70,000) 

  •  4 x Nights at “The View‟ – a 5 Bedroom Villa at The Edge
  •  3 x nights in a villa at The Ungasan
  •  2 x nights at The Latitude Villa
  •  Drinks and Cocktails at Oneeighty valued at $1000
  •  Drinks and Cocktails at Single Fin valued at $500
  •  Full day white water rafting with your own guide and private driver
  •  A helicopter flight with Air Bali for up to 6 people
  •  Luxury natural skincare products from Bali Body to get your ready for your escape
  •  An epic GoPro pack so you can record all of the memories

2nd Prize: The Ubud Chiller (valued at $15,000) 

  •  2 nights at 1 x Bedroom villa at the W Hotel Retreat
  •  2 x nights at Trans Resort Seminyak
  •  2 x nights in a 1 bedroom villa at The Layar Designer Villas
  •  Ku De Ta dinner up to $ 1000 USD
  •  Dinner at Merah Putih valued at $1,000
  •  Drinks and Cocktails at The Lawn valued at $500
  •  1 Helicopter flight for 2 people with Air Bali
  •  Bonfire, food and drinks at Sundays Beach Club valued at $500
  •  Luxury natural skincare products from Bali Body to get your ready for your escape
  •  An epic GoPro pack so you can record all of the memories

3rd Prize: The Seminyak Diner (valued at $15,000) 

  •  2 Nights at 1x Bedroom Deluxe Terrace Villa with private pool at The Viceroy
  •  2 Nights at 1x Bedroom villa at Komeneka
  •  Once in a lifetime romantic dinner at CasCades Moonlight dinner ($180USD)
  •  Lunch at Spice Ubud with Chris Salans himself
  •  2 x hour massage and spa experience at the Viceroy
  •  1 Helicopter flight for 2 people from the Viceroy
  •  Dinner at Mozaiq up to $ 600 USD
  •  Full Day Waterfall experience with your own tour guide and private driver
  •  Luxury natural skincare products from Bali Body to get your ready for your escape
  •  An epic GoPro pack so you can record all of the memories

Source: Bali Bible