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Settled by rice terraces overlooking the Indian Ocean is Alila Villas Soori offering luxurious villas with a private swimming pool and free wireless internet access.Just a 10-minute drive from Tanah Lot Temple, Alila's villas are decorated in a contemporary Asian style and enjoy panoramic views of the ocean. They are also fitted with an outdoor pavilion and direct beach access.Facilities at Alila...
Atria Hotel and Conference Gading Serpong is located in Serpong's Central Business Distrcit, a 5-minute walk from shopping at Serpong Mall.Offering views of the city, it has an outdoor pool, 3 dining options and free Wi-Fi.Brightly furnished rooms offer a choice of cable or satellite TV channels, and a tea/coffee maker and minibar. Rooms are equipped with safety deposit boxes. Surrounded by 5 gol...
The Dayak artisans focused on weaving their plaited arts and crafts in the same intent manner their ancestors have applied for hundreds of years.Their practiced hands intricately wove the bamboo and rattan into wide brimmed cahung, or solar hats, baskets to hold paddy seeds, anyaman weave mats and ulap doyo cloth from the fibers of curculigo leaves.Their deft touch came from constant practice and...
Indonesia’s new Minister of TourismArief Yahya says that if the country is targeting 20 million foreign tourists by 2019, achieving that number will be a big challenge.Quoted byMetrobali.com,Arief, speaking at theMarkplus Center for Tourism and Hospitalityin Kuta on Saturday, November 8, 2014, said: “Our target is a tough one, but we have to achieve it. Therefore, I am asking the tourism...
World's most popular tourism website, Lonely Planet, recently released the Best DestinationstoExplore in 2015.Indonesiathrough the island ofFloresin the province of East Nusatenggara,was chosen among the Top 10 Regions Best in Travel 2015, along with Macau, Rocky Mountain USA, Atacama UN Chile, and more.Flores was chosen among the world's best regions since, aside from being habitat to th...
Garuda Indonesia will open chartered flights from 10 Chinese cities to Manado and Bali in Indonesia starting the 2015 Chinese New Year and Summer holidays."We have signed a cooperation agreement with Chinese airline to support this service," Garuda Indonesia General Manager for Beijing Asa Perkasa said here on Wednesday.Garuda will use a Boeing 747-400 to serve chartered flights from Chengdu, Chon...
Indonesian Tourism Promotion Board and New Tourism Minister Identify Crucial Problems Preventing Tourism GrowthOn his fifth day in office asMinister of Tourism, Arief Yahya, held meetings in Jakarta with the leadership of theIndonesian Tourism Promotion Board (BPPI)on Friday, October 31, 2014.On the agenda: the discussion four crucial problems facing Indonesian tourism, according to Hermawan K...
In a bid to boost the number of foreign tourists, Indonesia will officially waive visa requirements for visitors from Australia, China, Japan, South Korea and Russia wishing to travel to the country, starting in January 2015.Coordinating Maritime Affairs Minister Indroyono Soesilo said on Wednesday that the visa exemption policy for the five countries had been agreed to during a Cabinet meeting on...
Strangely, whenJakartaresidents go on holiday and at weekends their favored destinations are locations in the south of the capital city toPuncakandBandung,in the heartland of West Java.Few think of going west to the neighboringprovince of Banten.Well, the Tourism and Culture Office of Banten wants to change all that. So, to promote the many attractions in Banten, a group of media, inclu...
Situated close to Candidasa Beach, Discovery Candidasa Villas offers modern and tranquil 2-storey accommodation with free WiFi access in all areas. It features an outdoor pool and boat safari on hotel's private boat.The spacious and elegant villa is features an ample living room fitted with flat-screen cable TV, DVD player and sofa. Complete with a kitchen, the dining area is also equipped wi...
The newly appointed Ministerof Tourism, Arief Yahya,speaking to tourism officials and stakeholders at the recent handing over ceremonysaid that the three key factors in developing and promoting tourism are : Infrastructure, ICT and Health and Hygiene.Of the three, the factor that can and should be undertaken immediately is optimizing the use of Digital Technology. Today, we are in the fourth wa...
TOURISM has been designated as a stand-alone ministry in the Working Cabinet line-up of Indonesia's new president, Joko Widodo (Jokowi), heralding a shift in the mindset towards the industry.Announced yesterday, the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy will now become the Ministry of Tourism. Arief Yahya, CEO of state-owned telecommunication company Telekomunasi Indonesia (Telkom), has bee...
The Jakarta Marathon 2014, the Biggest Running Event in Indonesia participated by over 14,000 runners from 47 countries, was successfully held on Sunday morning, 26th October 2014. With a pre-dawn start at 5.0 am West Indonesia Time, this annual sport tourism event has now definitely established itself as an icon of the capital city, Jakarta, and of Indonesia.This year, registered participan...
Indonesia AirAsia Extra (IAX) will start flying direct from Melbourne to Bali.The AirAsia Group already flies direct from Perth to Bali through AirAsia Indonesia and will start flights from Melbourne using its low-cost, long-haul affiliate carrier IAX.A total of 826,000 Australians travelled directly to Bali last year and the airline says the new service aims to further increase the linkages and t...
International maritime event Sail Tomini 2015 is expected to help promote tourist destinations in Central Sulawesi Province, in particular around Tomini Bay."Therefore, Sail Tomini should be designed differently from previous sail events," Suaib Djafar, a tourism industry observer, a doctorate graduate of the University of Padjajaran, said here. The implementation of Sail Tomini should cover thre...
The Jogja Walking Association will hold an international scale sport tourism event called theJogja International Heritage Walk (JIHW)on15thto 16thNovember 2014inYogyakarta, the cultural heartland of Java. The event will be centered in two areas: at the Prambanan Temple Complexand at theImogiri Village. With the tagline:”Let’s Walk Together", the event intends to promote a healthy...
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