Uncertainty surrounding the possible eruption of Mount Agung could see Bali’s tourism industry plummet by 30 per cent, according to officials.
Speaking to a local newspaper, Indonesian tourism minister Arief Yahya said: “We don’t have the exact numbers, but we estimate [cancellations] at around 20 to 30 per cent.”
He fears as many as 60,000 tourists could cancel trips to Bali.
Brits in Bali have been urged to heed the advice of the local authorities and stay out of the volcano’s exclusion zone.
The UK Government’s travel advice website said: “If there is an eruption, volcanic ash clouds could result in airport closures and flight disruption in the region.
“In the event of volcanic ash clouds you should confirm your travel arrangements directly with your airline or travel agent before travelling to the airport.”
Despite mounting fears than Agung will erupt, the Bali government insist that the island is safe for travel.