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A news aggregator on Tourism in Indonesia. Frequently updated. Destinations in Java, Bali, Sumatra, Kalimantan, Sulawesi, Maluku, Papua. Includes topics on Flora and Fauna, Diving and Surfing, Relaxation, Art and Culture...
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...
Situated in Mega Kuningan Business District, the luxurious Ritz-Carlton Jakarta offers a pampering spa, modern gym and a 30-metre outdoor pool.It also has 2 restaurants and a karaoke nightclub.Sweeping city views are presented through the clear floor-to-ceiling windows in each spacious room. Goose feather pillows and 300 thread-count bedsheets ensure a pleasant sleep. Each room also comes with a l...
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...
The Jogja Walking Association will hold an international scale sport tourism event called the Jogja International Heritage Walk (JIHW) on 15th to 16th November 2014 in Yogyakarta, the cultural heartland of Java. The event will be centered in two areas:  at the  Prambanan Temple Complex and at the  Imogiri Village. With the tagline:”Let’s Walk Together", the event intends to promote a healthy...
The prestigious 20th TIME Pasar Wisata will be held in the city of Banda Aceh in the province of Aceh, from 23-26 October 2014 with venue at the Hermes Palace Hotel, confirmed Mrs. Esthy Reko Alum, Director General  for Tourism Marketing in a press conference on 15 October in Jakarta.TIME  (Tourism Indonesia Mart and Expo) is a  B to B  Contract  Mart between operators of Indonesian tourism prod...
Deputy Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy Sapta Nirwandar expressed optimism that Indonesia will soon become a trendsetter in Islamic fashion as its designers are capable of creating unique and creative works of fashion."I am optimistic that Indonesia will be the worlds Muslim fashion trendsetter by 2020," Sapta claimed here on Thursday.He affirmed that there is a high likelihood of Indonesi...
What promises to become a “must see” for Bali visitors premiered on Wednesday, October 8, 2014 at the Puri Agung Soma Negare Pejeng at a grand cultural evening hosted by the Regent of the Gianyar Regency, A.A. Gde Agung Bharata. Presented under the banner of â€śCultural Wonders of the Royal Pejeng Performance” â€“ selected guests were hosted to a dinner in the courtyard of the Pejeng Palace...
Offering an outdoor pool, gym and a restaurant, DoubleTree by Hilton Jakarta - Diponegoro is 2.3 km from Plaza Indonesia. It features a 24-hour fitness centre and elegant rooms with iPod docks. Free Wi-Fi is accessible in all areas.Air-conditioned rooms in DoubleTree by Hilton Jakarta - Diponegoro are tastefully fitted with a flat-screen satellite TV, electric kettle and a refrigerated minibar...
The wonders of Indonesia do not only radiate from its spellbinding natural splendors and diverse traditional cultures but alsofrom its mouthwatering culinary delights served with that  distinct Indonesian hospitality and captivating ambience. The exceptional culinary experiences in Indonesia were also  acknowledged by worldwide travelers, as the top tourism website, TripAdvisor on 7th October...
Indonesian and Australian scientists have confirmed that cave art found on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi is approximately 40,000 years old, pushing back the date of humanity’s oldest art by a couple of thousand years. The art, made from the ochre pigment, included hand-stencils and paintings of local animals, such as the pig-deer or babirusa. According to reports, “the paintings adorn the...
Bengkulu, which is dubbed "The Land of Rafflesia", is set to host an international symposium on Rafflesia and Amorphophallus flowers, the worlds rarest and largest flowers, in September 2015. "Bengkulu has been chosen as the host city because the Bengkulu forest is home to Rafflesia and Amorphophallus flowers," researcher of the Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI) Sofi Mursidawati said in Beng...
Foreign tourist arrivals to Bali January – August 2014 were up 15.52% in comparison to the same period in 2013.Click Image to EnlargeAt the end of Q3 2014, a total of 2.43 million foreign visitors came to the Island, further confirming balidiscovery.com’s long-standing prediction that Bali will end the year with more than 3.75 million foreign visitors.Growing in Double DigitsBali’s double-di...
The annual International Ecotourism Business Forum (IEBF) is currently underway from 29th September to 4 October 2014 in Flores, East Nusa Tenggara Province. IEBF is an annual ectourism Mart, where  national and international  buyers and sellers in ecotourism meet,  interact and conduct business.The objective of the forum is  to introduce and promote ecotourism destinations and  products in Ind...
The number of foreign tourist arrivals to Indonesia in August this year reached 826,821 people, rising by 7.24 percent from 771,009 people in the same month in 2013, Central Statistics Agency (BPS) data revealed on Wednesday.The figure also represents a 6.38 percent rise from the 777,210 visitors recorded in July 2014.“Lombok International Airport recorded the biggest increase in numbers of fore...
The Ubud Writers & Readers Festival will start on October 1, 2014.Where to stay:589 Hotels in Ubud to choose from, including The Kayon Resort, Maya Ubud, and the Hanging Gardens of UbudFor more information on the festival: http://www.ubudwritersfestival.com/...
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