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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...
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 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...
CapitaLand's wholly-owned serviced residence unit, The Ascott Limited, has opened its first serviced residences in Hangzhou, China and Hamburg, Germany, the company said on Wednesday.It has also opened its second premier Ascott-branded serviced residence in Jakarta and secured a management contract for its second Ascott-branded serviced residence in Dubai which is slated to open in 2017. CapitaLan...
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...
The 27th Baba Nyonya Convention 2014 will this year be hosted by Indonesia at the Grand Sahid Jaya Hotel, Jakarta to take place between 28-30 November 2014.Taking the theme “ Many Destinies United as One“, the Convention is being held for the first time in Indonesia. Organizers have promised to make this into an unforgettable event with unique presentations. There will be an extravagant Gal...
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 Tourism and Creative Economy Ministry, along with the Indonesian Heritage Trust (BPPI), are enhancing promotional efforts to attract more visitors from the land of ginseng and kimchi, South Korea, as they look to boost the number of tourists by a third this year.The number of tourists from South Korea was expected to reach around 400,000 people this year, up from 300,000 last year, said BPPI c...
The Ugimba Tourism Village in the  Intan Jaya Regency, in the province of Papua has just been designated the most ideal adventure gateway to conquer the Carstenz Pyramid peak, Indonesia's highest,  snow covered peak in the tropics. The official establishment of Ugimba as a tourist village and the Carstensz Pyramid as one of Indonesia's  prime destinations were recognized with the signing of the...
Fairmont Hotels & Resorts has announced it has been appointed to manage an all-suite beachfront resort in Bali, Indonesia.Scheduled to commence operation as Fairmont Sanur Beach Bali by December 2014, is it currently the Regent Bali and is owned by PT Pancaran Kreasi Adiprima.The addition to Fairmont’s luxury hotel portfolio comes ahead of the opening of Fairmont Jakarta early next year and a se...
The 100 year old historic ship Doulos Phos (Greek for Servant-Light) built in America in 1914, - only two years after the Titanic, - will now be  permanently berthed at the reclaimed land off Bandar Bentan Telani Ferry Terminal at  Bintan Resorts, Bintan Island, in the Riau Archipelago Province. Not only will the ship find a permanent port of call here, she will also be converted into a land-b...
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