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French hospitality company Louvre Hotels Group is preparing to open hundreds of luxury accommodations at the heart of “the world’s largest eco-theme park” – the US$240m (€216.2m, £166.8m) Funtasy Island development in Indonesia’s Riau Islands. Louvre’s luxury hotel complex will include 341 five-star villas under the Royal Tulip brand and a 183-room Golden Tulip hotel with a 260-sea...
Australia is expanding efforts to encourage two-way tourism between Australia and Indonesia as a key driver of shared economic growth and more knowledge of each others country. Australian Ambassador to Indonesia Paul Grigson said tourism powers economies and supports communities. "We want to increase tourism in both directions. The Indonesian Government has already recognised the potential...
As a part of its fleet revitalization program along with its service enhancement program as a "5-Star Airline", Indonesia's national flag carrier airline, Garuda Indonesia, presented its new aircraft including the Airbus A330-300 with its "Super Diamond Seat Business Class" and the 10th Boeing 777-300ER.The Airbus A330-300 with its Super Diamond Seat Business Class, registered PK-GPZ, is the first...
As the Chinese Lunar New Year is fast approaching, Grand Nikko Bali has prepared an array of culinary delicacies to welcome the Year of the Fire Monkey. Sumptuous oriental feasts featuring dishes that symbolize prosperity and longevity will be available at the resort’s various restaurants on 7th & 8th February 2016. Embrace the festivities with our special Chinese New Year High Tea by the b...
Indonesias East Nusa Tenggara (NTT) Province is gearing up to organize an international cycling race to promote sports tourism next May called "Tour de Flores" (TdF) in a bid to boost its tourism sector. Dubbed as a sports tourism event, the TdF will take place on May 16-26, 2016, and will bring together some 230 world-class cyclists who once participated in international cycling races, such a...
Indonesia expects a big boost in arrivals from India, because of a variety of factors, like visa-free entry, close historical links, and active government policies.But the lack of a direct flight remains a constraint, which Ambassador Rizali W. Indrakesuma said on January 27 in Delhi will be rectified soon.A vibrant sales mission was in India to help raise the arrival figures from 262,000 in 2015...
Situated just across the city of Tanjungpinang, capital of the Riau Islands Province, the small island of Penyengat aims to become the new icon of tourism and cultural development of Tanjungpinang. To that end, the local government will stage an exciting and multi-aspect event on 20th to 24th February 2016, named the Penyengat IslandFestival 2016.Taking place in three different locations, namely...
The March 9, 2016 total solar eclipse is expected to give a boost to the tourism sector, Indonesias Coordinating Minister of Maritime Affairs Rizal Ramli has stated. In an effort to prepare for the upcoming natural phenomenon, Minister Ramli on Monday held a meeting with Tourism Minister Arief Yahya and governments of the regions that fall within the footprint of the eclipse. "It is a very...
Police in West Java are investigating the cause of a fire that broke out at a well-known hotel in the hilly resort area of Puncak on Saturday morning.West Java police spokesman Sr. Comr. Sulistyo Pudjo Hartono said no casualties were reported but the fire destroyed much of Puncak Pass Hotel, the mountain pass's oldest standing hotel situated at its highest point.The fire was first spotted at 4.1...
Indonesia broke ground Thursday on a joint project with China to build Southeast Asia's first high speed rail service, linking Jakarta with Bandung in West Java.The 142.3 kilometer railway worth US$5.5 billion is being constructed by PT Kereta Cepat Indonesia-China, a joint venture between an Indonesian consortium of four state-owned companies and China Railway International Co. Ltd.The groundbrea...
Facing towards the sparkling Indian ocean and situated in the serene and quiet area of Nusa Dua, The Ritz-Carlton Bali offers a great tropical getaway. This luxurious resort features a beachfront setting complete with an on-site spa and wellness centre, business facilities, 3 restaurants, 3 bars, and outdoor pools. It also offers free WiFi access in all areas of the property and free on-site...
Inspired by the transformative beauty and spiritual renewal of the Indian Ocean, The Ritz-Carlton, Bali has infused the natural healing elements of its culture and idyllic Balinese surroundings into three new healthy meeting experiences: Detox, Energy Boost, and Revitalizing Secret for the health and wellness conscious businessperson. While each program offers different wellness breaks and team bu...
Ferry Tariffs Between Java and Bali Slashed Effective January 16, 2016Precipitated by a decline in the cost of fuel, the Government reduced the fares for ferry crossings between Ketapang (East Java) and Gilimanuk (West Bali). Effective at midnight on Saturday, January 16, 2016, the fares for all classes of travel and vehicles were reduced. As reported by Metrobali.com, the manager of the Indones...
Hours after the Police announced at 15.00 hours, on Thursday, 14 January, that all terrorists involved in the Jakartaterror attack on Jalan Thamrin yesterday had been “incapacitated”, Indonesia’s Minister of Tourism, Arief Yahya informed the press that after checking with airlines and hotels especially near and on the Thamrin-Sudirman boulevard, all had reported that no panic cancellations...
Because of the time lag the issuance of official arrival statistics, the figures for the month of November were only in hand during the first week of January 2016. Expect the year-end figure for 2015 in early February. November 2015 arrival figures do, however, provide a fairly telling look at how Bali will end the year in terms of foreign tourist arrivals. With 272,796 foreign tourist arrivals in...
The Royal Surakarta Heritage offers a luxurious stay in its modern Javanese-style accommodation. Providing free Wi-Fi access in all areas, it boasts 3 dining options, an outdoor pool and a sauna. A 10-minute drive from The Royal Surakarta Heritage leads to Solo Royal Palace, Mangkunegaran Palace and and Klewer Market where guests can shop for batik clothes. The hotel is a 15-minute drive from...
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