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The number of foreign tourist arrivals in Indonesia rose 8.96 percent in March from a year earlier, following a 3.31 percent increase a month before, the statistics bureau said on Monday. There were 806,118 tourists visiting Indonesia in March, compared with 768,118 in February, the bureau said.The number of foreigners visiting the country, including those passing through Indonesian borders from...
Bali officially launched an eco-tourism program in Nyambu Village in Kediri Subdistrict of Tabanan District on Friday (April 29) which offers ecological and historical tourism, featuring Balinese culture. The Nyambu Ecotourism Village package was developed over a period of 18 months by the local administration, in collaboration with Wisnu Foundation, PT Langgeng Kreasi Jayaprima, a joint ventu...
The film “Sumatran Last Tiger”, documenting Indonesia’s conservation efforts at preserving the Sumatran Tiger at the Tambling Wildlife Nature Conservation (TWNC) in the province of Lampung, Sumatra, won the Silver Award at the prestigious New York Film Festival 2016 on 22 April, having bettered hundreds of entries from around the world.The Gold Award went to the “Vanishing King: Lion of N...
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Hilton Garden Inn, Hilton Worldwide's upscale global brand of hotels, today announced its entry into Indonesia with the opening of Hilton Garden Inn Bali - Ngurah Rai Airport in Bali. Owned by PT. Duta Anggada Realty Tbk., the hotel brings 291 new rooms to the Hilton Garden Inn brand."We are proud to open our first Hilton Garden Inn in Bali, Indonesia - one of the most popular business and leisure...
Prince Albert II of Monaco appreciated Wonderful Indonesia, Indonesia's tourism promotion branding initiative, during an Indonesia-Monaco Friendship Night in Monte Carlo on April 20. The Tourism Ministry Secretary, Ukus Kuswara, said in Monaco on Saturday that Monaco's head of state expressed his appreciation for the campaign when he attended the friendship night, where cultural and arts perfo...
The Ngurah Rai International Airport in Bali Province was bestowed two prestigious awards for the most improved airport in 2015 and the third airport with the best services in the world. "The award of the most improved airport refers to the quality of services that have successfully improved every year," General Manager of PT Angkasa Pura I Ngurah Rai International Airport Trikora Harjo stated...
Indonesia is intensifying its tourism promotional activities in the Middle East and China in an effort to attract 12 million foreign tourists this year and 20 million by 2019. In a bid to lure international tourists from these two regions, the Indonesian government is developing special tourism destinations. As tourists coming from the Middle East are mostly Muslims, 10 provinces are now being...
A total of 135,215 European tourists visited Bali in the first two months of this year, accounting for 18.61 percent of the overall tourist arrivals in the resort island over the period. Although the European economy has not fully recovered, the number of European tourists visiting Bali increased thanks to the special attractiveness of the island, tourism observer Made Sudana said on Sunday.
The first successfully rescued mature female hawksbill sea turtle in Taiwan has migrated to Indonesia, 94 days after it was released in Yilan County, marking the nation’s longest tracking period for the endangered turtle species.The turtle was found stranded at a beach in Yilan in June last year with injuries that a National Taiwan Ocean University conservation team suspect were caused by fishin...
Tourism Minister Arief Yahya has offered three tourism destination investment opportunities to Chinese investors wishing to invest in tourism business in Indonesia. "I have offered investment opportunities in three main tourism destinations to Chinese investors in the Anhui Province," the minister said on Saturday. Minister Arief Yahya was on a visit to the Chinese province of Anhui to meet the...
Indonesia's Riau province wants to learn about Malaysia's strategy of marketing tour packages that are deemed very successful in this region.Riau Acting Governor, Arsyadjuliandi Rachman said although Riau has many tourism products, they were not strategically marketed as done by the Malaysian government. "Malaysia has attractive tour packages which manage to bring tourists into the country and we...
Among the international tourism industry’s must-attend contract shows, the prestigious PATA Travel Mart 2016 is this year hosted by Indonesia. To be held from 7th to 9th September 2016, the Mart will take place at the brand new Indonesia Convention Center (ICE) venue at BSD City, Tangerang, in Banten Province, lying just at the outskirts of Indonesia’s capital city Jakarta.BSD (short for Bumi...
Indonesia's Ministry of Tourism on Monday announced ambitious plans to boost the number of inbound Taiwanese travelers in 2016.The goal, unveiled during an industry event in Taipei, is to attract 275,000 Taiwanese visitors by the end of the year. Taiwan is already a growing source of travelers for the Southeast Asian country, with the number of Taiwanese visitors increasing by 1.4 percent last yea...
Both domestic as well as foreign tourists visiting West Halmahera district in the eastern Indonesian province of North Maluku will continue to be enchanted by its natural beauty. Visitors to West Halmahera will always be mesmerized by its marine tourist attractions in the form of small islands, beautiful beaches, and a marine park with various types of ornamental fish species. One of them i...
The Administration of Surakarta will open a Keris Museum in October 2016 as a new tourism attraction in the region. Head of the Culture and Tourism Office of Surakarta Administration Eny Tyasni Suzana stated here on Monday that the authority was still working on a revision on the detailed engineering design of the museum that is expected to be completed by the end of March. Moreover, the aut...
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