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A news aggregator on Tourism in Indonesia. Frequently updated. Destinations in Java, Bali, Sumatra, Kalimantan, Sulawesi, Maluku, Papua. Includes topics on Flora and Fauna, Diving and Surfing, Relaxation, Art and Culture...
The Tourism and Creative Economy Ministry, along with the Indonesian Heritage Trust (BPPI), are enhancing promotional efforts to attract more visitors from the land of ginseng and kimchi, South Korea, as they look to boost the number of tourists by a third this year.The number of tourists from South Korea was expected to reach around 400,000 people this year, up from 300,000 last year, said BPPI c...
The Ugimba Tourism Village in the  Intan Jaya Regency, in the province of Papua has just been designated the most ideal adventure gateway to conquer the Carstenz Pyramid peak, Indonesia's highest,  snow covered peak in the tropics. The official establishment of Ugimba as a tourist village and the Carstensz Pyramid as one of Indonesia's  prime destinations were recognized with the signing of the...
Fairmont Hotels & Resorts has announced it has been appointed to manage an all-suite beachfront resort in Bali, Indonesia.Scheduled to commence operation as Fairmont Sanur Beach Bali by December 2014, is it currently the Regent Bali and is owned by PT Pancaran Kreasi Adiprima.The addition to Fairmont’s luxury hotel portfolio comes ahead of the opening of Fairmont Jakarta early next year and a se...
The 100 year old historic ship Doulos Phos (Greek for Servant-Light) built in America in 1914, - only two years after the Titanic, - will now be  permanently berthed at the reclaimed land off Bandar Bentan Telani Ferry Terminal at  Bintan Resorts, Bintan Island, in the Riau Archipelago Province. Not only will the ship find a permanent port of call here, she will also be converted into a land-b...
The St. Regis Bali Resort is joining St. Regis Hotels & Resorts around the globe to celebrate the 80th anniversary of the Bloody Mary cocktail this October.Perfected 80 years ago at The King Cole Bar at The St. Regis New York, the Red Snapper, or Bloody Mary as it has come to be known, has become one of the most popular drinks in cocktail culture and the foundation for brunch around the world.For...
The spectacular Lake Toba in North Sumatra will again be highlighted with festivities this year as the annual Lake Toba Festival is set to take place from 17th to 21st September.  This year, Toba Samosir Regency has been chosen to host the event which is included in the national agenda.Lake Toba Festival is fully supported by the province of North Sumatra and the Ministry of Tourism and Creative E...
Around 330,172 Chinese tourists visited Bali during the initial seven months of 2014, an increase of 45.76 percent as compared to 226,494 visitors recorded last year."China is ranked second after Australia in the number of tourists visiting Bali," Head of the Central Statistics Agency (BPS) of Bali Panusunan Siregar stated here on Monday.He explained that China has contributed 15.80 percent of the...
Minister for Tourism and Creative Economy, Mari Elka Pangestu, recently in Jakarta officially launched 17 Tourism Industry Certification Institutes (Lembaga Sertifikasi Usaha LSU) that are officially authorized to issue Certificates pertaining to the tourism Industry.The presence of these 17 Certification Institutes is expected to boost the standard and quality of services of the tourist indust...
Aston Primera Pasteur Hotel and Convention Centre is located in downtown Bandung. The hotel offers rooms with free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs. Free parking and an outdoor pool are available.The modern guestrooms at Aston Pasteur Hotel are fitted with air-conditioning and private bathrooms. A minibar, work desk and tea/coffee maker are provided.The hotel features a separate children’s pool and...
International arrivals grew by 5% in 2013; a two percentage point decline from 2012. This was attributed to the drop in business travellers as there was a cut in corporate business budgets in general, resulting in fewer business trips. In addition, key source countries like Indonesia and Malaysia displayed sluggish arrival growth as the Singapore currency remained strong. Slower growth in tourism...
Metrobali.com quotes Indonesia's Minister of Tourism and the Creative Economy, Mari Elka Pangestu, saying that in the first half of 2014 domestic tourists in Indonesia number 107 million who spent an estimated Rp. 76.16 trillion (US$6.6 billion).These results, according to the Minister, allow her to remain optimistic that a target of 255 domestic tourists taking a holiday by the end of 2014 remain...
A survey has unveiled that in 2103 Indonesians visited restaurants 380 million times and spent US$1.5 billion. The survey by Qraved.com, a Jakarta-based restaurant search and reservation site, indicated that eating out was big business in the archipelago. The trend, it said, was supported by the proliferation of middle- to upper-scale restaurants, which had risen by 250 percent over the past five...
Indonesia is a highly populous country; it has a large young population and a growing population aged over 60. More young urbanites are delaying having children or have just one child and opt to live in apartments. Given that the economy has been growing at above 5% a year, consumers are confident. In particular, people in the sizeable middle class want to satisfy secondary needs. Yet, the majorit...
We are delighted to share with you the full program for Ubud Writers & Readers Festival, October 1-5, 2014.With over 150 writers from more than 25 countries it’s truly a celebration of global issues, big ideas and extraordinary stories. This year’s theme, Saraswati: Wisdom & Knowledge is an exploration of the wisdom to be gained by creative expression.Leading the lineup is Sir VS Naipaul â€“ B...
The total spending by domestic tourists in the first semester this year reached Rp76.16 trillion."Until the first semester, this year, a total of 107 million domestic tourists have travelled across the country spending up to Rp76.16 trillion," Tourism Minister Mari Elka Pangestu stated here on Monday.She remarked that with this achievement, she was optimistic that the target of 255 million tourist...
Promised to be one of the largest tourism consumer,  trade fair and B2B networking event in east Indonesia, the  Celebes Travel Mart 2014 will be held at the Celebes Convention Center, in Makassar,  capital city of South Sulawesi Province from 14th to 16th November 2014.Hailed as the most comprehensive B2B (business to business) and B2C (business to customers) tourism event in the city, the Cele...
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