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Over 75 malls and trade centers  have confirmed participation during this year’s Jakarta Great Sale, which is held in conjunction with the 487th Anniversary celebrations of the capital city and will continue even through the presidential elections in July, confident that the elections will be continue to be held peacefully, said Handaka Santosa, Chairman of the Organizing Committee,  as we...
National flag carrier Garuda Indonesia will fly from Jakarta to Amsterdam nonstop for the comfort of travelers heading to The Netherlands."Starting May 30, Garuda will fly from Jakarta to Amsterdam nonstop," confirmed Garuda Indonesia Director of Marketing and Sales Erik Meijer at the 2014 Garuda International Travel Fair, GITF, opening ceremony in Jakarta on Friday.Meijer stated that the nonstop...
Bali's 'New" Airport Winning Few Fans and Generally Seen as an Airport that Simply Doesn't WorkWillem Loots, a long-time Bali resident and semi-retired professional in Indonesian tourism, had the occasion to travel through Bali’s still-under-construction Ngurah Rai International Airport on April 1, 2014.On that same date, a more costly International Passenger Service Charge applied for all outgo...
Located in the island’s main international gateway city and commercial capital, Makassar, the Best Western Plus Makassar Beach is a modern, upscale hotel located in the very heart of the action. Set on the main Jalan Botolempangan, which is home to a variety of vibrant restaurants and lively food stalls, the hotel is also just minutes from Losari Beach. â€śWe are delighted to announce the arriva...
The State News Agency Antara reports that the inflation rate in Bali’s capital of Denpasar for the month of March 2014 hit 0.32% - higher than the national average for that month of 0.08%. The higher rate of inflation in the Island’s capital was driven by five specific areas of consumer expenditure.Meanwhile, according to the Bali Bureau of Statistics (BPS-Bali), the rate of inflation for Bal...
An Asian-African Festival will be held in Bandung, capital of West Java, in conjunction with the 59th anniversary of the historic first Asian-African Conference that took place in this city in 1955. The Festival will proceed from 18 – 24 April 2014 along Jalan Asia Afrika and at the Asian African Museum.   The historic Asian African Conference in 1955, better known as the Bandung Conference, w...
Panghegar Group plans to develop a monorail in Bandung, the capital of West Java province, in a move aimed at easing traffic congestion in the city.The Bandung-based business group focusing on hotel management and property will work with China National Machinery Import & Export Corporation on the project.Cecep Rukmana Ruhyat, the patriarch of the group, disclosed the plan to the Jakarta Globe on T...
Nine new non-commercial airports in the eastern part of Indonesia will be inaugurated this year. According to a report in The Jakarta Post, the airports will boost domestic connectivity to eastern parts of the country that can only be reached by boats. In turn, this will also spur economic growth in the region.The nine airports are Bawean Airport in Gresik, East Java; Bone Airport in South Sulawes...
Indonesias international marine event Sail Raja Ampat, to be officially kicked off by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono in Raja Ampat, West Papua on June 21, is expected to help boost the countrys tourism.The event was particularly expected to promote tourism in West Papua and accelerate the tourism development in the province, Minister for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Sharif Cicip Sutardjo com...
The magnificent Lake Toba in North Sumatra was designated National Geopark by President Yudhoyono, together with the official inauguration of the brand new Kualanamu Airport of Medan and 5 other airports in Sumatra, on 27 March 2014. Its main aim, said the President is to raise the management of this spectacular volcanic crater lake, the largest in the world.  With its size of 100 km in lengt...
President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono officially inaugurated on Thursday the Kuala Namu International Airport in Deli Serdang regency, near Medan, North Sumatra. It was a significant moment for Yudhoyono, as he approaches the end of his two terms as the country’s sixth president.The plush Kuala Namu airport, offering the most sophisticated passenger terminal in the country, is one of several s...
As more and more high-spending Chinese tourists travel abroad, Indonesia does not want to miss the opportunity of enjoying the share of the Chinese tourist boom.Over the past several years, the world had experienced a sharp, upward trend in overseas travel among the Chinese people. Around 3.62 billion journeys, or 200 million more than last year, are expected to be made by the Chinese people this...
April to June is one of the best, if not the very best, times to explore Indonesia.When the sky is clear, the peak season is early and, as such, is the perfect time to explore the less-beaten path.Train journeys are nothing new in the world of traveling, but 2014 could see the revival of this popular getaway.While Russia has its Trans Siberia line, Indonesia also has expanses of scenic railway to...
The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), a global authority for the tourist industry, says Indonesia's tourist sector recorded the highest growth of all G20 economies.WTTC recent data showed the country's tourism could contribute 8.4 percent to the nation's economy.The council’s 2014 economic effect report said Indonesia recorded double digit growth in both international and domestic visitor e...
For the large number of tourists escaping wintry weather, whether Seoul, Beijing or Tokyo, It’s not the annual rainy season that surprises them here in this land of sandy beaches, rice fields, art, culture and Hindu temples that is still referred to by some as the “Island of the Gods.” Indeed, the rainy season is expected.Instead, the seasonal monsoon winds, high waves and strong currents th...
The Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy targets an increase of 8% in international tourist arrivals in 2014 with infrastructure and tourist destinations continuously being developed.In the month of January 2014, the number of tourist arrivals surged by 22.59% year on year, giving a promising start to reaching this yearly target.“The target in 2014 for international tourists to visit Indones...
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