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Novotel Bogor is a 45-minute drive from central Jakarta, set among breathtaking gardens and an 18-hole golf course.Guests can relax on the Novotel’s poolside terrace under the shade of tropical trees. The rooms at the Novotel Bogor Golf Resort are modern with air conditioning and 45-channel flat screen TVs.Many rooms include balconies or terraces facing the green gardens.After a round of golf a...
The Jakarta Marathon 2014, Indonesia's  biggest international  running event is ready to be staged on Sunday, 26th October 2014.Entering its second edition, the Event will offer competitions in  three categories: the  Full Marathon (42.195km), a half marathon (21km), and maratoonz for kids (1.3km).As in its inaugural edition last year, Jakarta Marathon will take elite international runners, nat...
National tourism leaders are publicly expressing the hope that the next minister charged with responsibility over tourism in the next presidential cabinet be a professional with experience in the national tourism industry.The chairman of the Indonesian Exhibitors Association (Asperrapi), Effi Setiabudi, and quoted by Bisnis Bali, said in Jakarta that said tourism needs professional management that...
Located in Menteng’s Central Business District, Morrissey Serviced Apartment offers luxurious 4-star studios with a flat-screen TV and iPod dock. It features an outdoor pool, restaurant and free internet.Elegant studios are air-conditioned and come with modern interiors and floor-to-ceiling windows. All well-appointed studios have a kitchenette and sofa seating area. Bathrooms have either a b...
"Dont die before going to Raja Ampat," West Papua Governor Abraham Octanianus Aturury recently stated while promoting Sail Raja Ampat 2014 in Jakarta.He is not exaggerating while describing the panorama of Raja Ampat, which has abundant natural resources and underwater beauty that has been included in the list of the worlds ten best underwater paradises.As a marine tourism destination, Raja Ampat...
Since centuries the people of Java have used herbs, roots and leaves for fitness, medicine and body treatment. These are carefully selected and concocted into health-providing herbal potions and drinks, known in Indonesia as Jamu, recognized  to give both outer and inner health and beauty.  During this 2014  Visit Central Java Year , the provincial government of Central Java will present  the J...
GARUDA Indonesia Airlines has been awarded “The World’s Best Cabin Staff” by Skytrax London at the Farnborough International Airshow this year.It was the third time that the airline of Indonesia was awarded, after winning “The World’s Best Regional Airline” in 2012 and “The World’s Best Economy Class” in 2013.Edward Plaisted, CEO of Skytrax, presented the award to the president a...
The Japanese government has decided to waive visas for Indonesian tourists visiting Japan, which is expected to be effective next year, and in return, the Indonesian government will do the same for Japanese tourists visiting Indonesia, Indonesian Foreign Minister Marty Natalegawa said Tuesday. Natalegawa announced the Japanese government's decision following a 60-minute bilateral meeting...
French hotel chain Accor officially opened its newly renovated Pullman Jakarta Indonesia in Central Jakarta on Thursday.The upscale luxury hotel designed for business travelers has undergone a US$15 million refurbishment project and is now equipped with rooms for business meetings and seminars, with an array of dining options.“The Pullman brand was launched only seven years ago but already has 8...
Award-winning luxury resort Conrad Bali has launched two exciting new wedding venues and accompanying packages - one kissed by the sun upon a golden beach, and the other shaded within a lush tropical garden. The Sabbia Beach Wedding gives brides and grooms the opportunity to marry in barefoot luxury style under a romantic open air Bale, a traditional Balinese pavilion, on the shimmering golden san...
The majestic Mount Rinjani with its  enchanting Segara Anak Lake on the island of Lombok will be the arena for an exceptionally challenging running event entitled Mount Rinjani Ultra 2014 scheduled to take place from 8th to 9th August 2014.Mount Rinjani Ultra is a unique ultra-long distance trail running race which involves running from the dark hours  before dawn and continues all day across mo...
Dalang Ki Purbo Asmoro, one of Indonesia’s most celebrated wayang kulit puppeteers, is sitting cross-legged on a rattan mat between a flickering lamp and a wide sheet of linen.With both hands he begins twirling two mountain-shaped kayon puppets, followed by carefully manipulating Drupaudi, giving her svelte, human like gestures. Her story spans generations of family feuding and bloody wars.  It...
2014 Foreign arrivals to Bali for June total 330,121 – an increase of 19.72% over June 2013 when 275,617 foreign tourists came to the Island. On an aggregate basis for January –June arrivals to Bali are up 15.73%.Click Image to EnlargeClick Image to EnlargeClick Image to EnlargeExtrapolating to the end of the year, Bali may end the year with more than 3.75 million foreign visitors .Development...
The Indonesian Ministry of Tourism has presented Centra Taum Seminyak Bali with the Best Service Excellence of the Year Award 2014 as part of Indonesia’s Best 50 Hotels and Restaurants Awards.The award was presented to Hotel Manager Agus Suananda in a ceremony on 18 July conducted by the Indonesian Achievement Centre in co-operation with Tre Uno Event Management of Jakarta.The awards were first...
Mingling with foreign visitors from numerous countries, thousands of domestic tourists have been flocking to recreational centers since Monday to celebrate the 2014 Idul Fitri holidays.Starting from Monday, the first day of Idul Fitri celebration, which is better known as Lebaran in Indonesia, recreational centers in Jakarta and Bandung were packed with a great multitude of visitors. Beautiful Ind...
The hotel occupancy rate in Bali is predicted to rise at an average 70 percent during the current long post-fasting holiday."We are predicting it will increase up to 70 percent," deputy chairman of the Bali chapter of the Indonesia Hotel and Restaurant Association (PHRI), I Gusti Ngurah Rai Surya Wijaya, said here on Saturday.The long holiday will contribute positively to the tourism industry in t...
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