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Satwa Elephant Eco Lodge provides pleasant rooms surrounded by greenery, just 500 metres from the entrance of Way Kambas National Park. It provides daily breakfast, free WI-FI in public areas and tour services. Featuring a verandah with outdoor seating, the eco-friendly rooms are powered by renewable solar energy. They feature white-washed interiors with local fabrics, a work desk and heated...
The Natural Resources Conservation Agency (BKSDA) of Bengkulu has captured the Sumatran tiger (Phantera tigris sumatrae) that had earlier attacked a local farmer. The attack had taken place in Talang Beringin village in North Seluma sub-district, Seluma district, Bengkulu province. "The officers managed to catch the tiger using traps placed around the local plantation area," Head of Area II...
Given its numerous tourist attractions, the Indonesian province of Lampung has been encouraged to develop its tourism sector as an important source of foreign exchange and employment. The rapid expansion of the tourism sector in Lampung is expected to provide viable opportunities for sustainable development and poverty reduction. Accordingly, the Coordinating Minister for Maritime and Enviro...
Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas has announced that it will develop a resort in the southwest of Bali at Uluwatu, a 35-minute drive from Ngurah Rai International Airport. The resort is set atop a rugged cliff, sharing the spectacular ocean views with the island’s famed Uluwatu Temple. Drawing upon the renowned Six Senses commitment of providing top-tier facilities wedded to environmental responsib...
Senggigi, Indonesia---Just a short hop from the Indonesian holiday hotspot of Bali, a Saudi tourist and his family listen to the call to prayer as the sun goes down on Lombok, the self-styled "island of 1,000 mosques".Lombok is at the centre of an Islamic tourism drive in Indonesia, which has the world's biggest Muslim population and is hoping to boost the number of visitors from wealthy Middle Ea...
This 5-star hotel in Jakarta’s business district offers self-catering apartments, an indoor swimming pool, massage services and a gym. Free private parking are free WiFi access are available.Rooms at The Mayflower, Jakarta-Marriott Executive Apartments have fully-equipped kitchens, cable TV, a DVD player and air conditioning. Some rooms have city views and a separate seating area.The Mayflow...
The Indonesian government has set a target to earn US$4 billion from marine tourism this year."It is ironic that marine tourism just contributed 10 percent (of the total tourism earnings)," Tourism Minister Arief Yahya stated at the Bogor Palace, Monday, after attending a limited cabinet meeting on tourism led by President Joko Widodo (Jokowi).Indonesia's marine tourism potential is huge and surpa...
President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo said on Monday that tourism in the country would be boosted. Jokowi opened a limited Cabinet meeting with talk of “efforts to build a tourism brand for the country and to boost tourist visits”.“Given that Indonesia’s tourist attractions are diverse when compared to neighboring countries, we should be able to do more [to attract tourists than our neig...
The chief of the Bali Tourism Service (Dinas Pariwisata Bali), A.A. Gede Yuniartha Putra, has sounded a warning on the pages of the Bali Post that despite rising tourist numbers on the Island hotel occupancies continue to decline. He blamed this contradiction on the proliferation of new hotels and a the very short length of stay for tourist visitors.Culture Under ThreatYuniartha expressed the conc...
OverviewThe Lembeh Strait in North Sulawesi is world famous for its wonderful, photogenic underwater critters. In fact  the Strait is only a long and narrow strip that separates the mainland from the Lembeh island. But look closer and dive into its blue waters and discover a completely different world filled with fascinating and most colorful tropical underwater life that is loved for its wideThe...
Indonesia plans to ease the processes involved in the issuance of entry permits for foreign-owned yachts, to boost the yachting tourism sector.Tourism Minister Arief Yahya said here on Saturday, "It is hoped that it will, soon, take only two hours to issue a permit."He made the statement here while visiting Nongsa Point and Marina in Batam, Riau Islands province, in Sumatra.The government will ado...
Following an independent survey conducted by Facebook, Bandung,  capital city of West Java Province was named as one of the favorite cities by national and international tourists. Dubbed as the city of Flowers, Bandung ranked fourth after Bangkok, Seoul, and Mumbay for the Asia region, and 21st in the worldwide ranking.Head of the Office of Tourism and Culture of West Java Province, Drs Nunung Sob...
After the success of its inaugural edition last year, the paradise island of Bali is again all set and ready to present the wonders of the island and  neighboring emerging destinations including Lombok, Sumbawa, Flores, Komodo, and the entire Indonesian Archipelago in the Bali & Beyond Travel Fair 2015. The Fair  is  scheduled to be held from 10th to 14th June 2014, at the Nusa Dua Convention Cent...
As many as 9.44 million foreign tourists visited Indonesia in the January-December 2014 period, the Central Bureau of Statistics (BPS) reported. "Cumulatively, the number of foreign tourists that visited the country in 2014 reached 9.44 million, which is an increase of 7.19 percent from the 8.32 million recorded in 2013," Head of the BPS, Suryamin, told the press here on Monday. In December...
Indonesia could achieve faster economic growth in the long term if it focuses on key aspects of the economy such as tourism and infrastructure, some economists say.Indonesia’s primary concern should be ensuring the country could “build confidence in the long-term strategy,” said Benedict Bingham, the International Monetary Fund’s senior resident representative for Indonesia, in a meeting w...
Presentations of the  grand arts of the fabled island of Bali will again throw the spotlight on this tourist paradise as the 37th edition of the annual Bali Arts Festival will be rolled out from 13th June to 11th July 2015, to be centered around Bali's Art Center in Denpasar, capital of Bali Province.For one full month, the best of Bali’s dances, music, and artistic expressions will be on displa...
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