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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...
SilkAir, a subsidiary company of Singapore Airlines, has targeted the flight market in eastern Indonesia to boost its flights operation."The eastern part of Indonesia has a potential market, which we believe will increase in the future," the Assistant for Sales and Reservations of SilkAir Yumiana stated here on Friday.Yumiana said SilkAir has been operating in Makassar since 2013. "Makassar city...
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...
Harbor Bay, on the island of  Batam in the Riau Islands Province, will be sparkling with the groove of Jazz when the ASEAN Jazz Festival hits its shores on 5th to 6th September 2014.Just as in previous years, the Festival features some of the best and most popular international Jazz stars as well as Indonesia's finest Jazz musicians. Not only will the festival showcase each performer's fascinat...
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...
Singapore property developer Far East Organization will intensify efforts to expand across the world, including in Indonesia, with two new hotel projects to be developed in Bali and Batam.Far East Organization property sales chief operating officer Shaw Lay See said the company would team up with local developers due to their better knowledge of field works, including in licenses and land acquisit...
Novotel Bogor is a 45-minute drive from central Jakarta, set among breathtaking gardens and an 18-hole golf course.Guests can relax on the Novotel’s poolside terrace under the shade of tropical trees. The rooms at the Novotel Bogor Golf Resort are modern with air conditioning and 45-channel flat screen TVs.Many rooms include balconies or terraces facing the green gardens.After a round of golf a...
The Jakarta Marathon 2014, Indonesia's  biggest international  running event is ready to be staged on Sunday, 26th October 2014.Entering its second edition, the Event will offer competitions in  three categories: the  Full Marathon (42.195km), a half marathon (21km), and maratoonz for kids (1.3km).As in its inaugural edition last year, Jakarta Marathon will take elite international runners, nat...
National tourism leaders are publicly expressing the hope that the next minister charged with responsibility over tourism in the next presidential cabinet be a professional with experience in the national tourism industry.The chairman of the Indonesian Exhibitors Association (Asperrapi), Effi Setiabudi, and quoted by Bisnis Bali, said in Jakarta that said tourism needs professional management that...
Located in Menteng’s Central Business District, Morrissey Serviced Apartment offers luxurious 4-star studios with a flat-screen TV and iPod dock. It features an outdoor pool, restaurant and free internet.Elegant studios are air-conditioned and come with modern interiors and floor-to-ceiling windows. All well-appointed studios have a kitchenette and sofa seating area. Bathrooms have either a b...
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