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At a gala awards ceremony held at the Bali International Convention Center on Wednesday, August 26, 2015, the 38 winners of the inaugural Bali Tourism Awards were recognized before industry colleagues and the press. The selection process for the winners was a year-long process involving self-nomination, vetting by a select committee and 25% weighted by on-line voting. The Bali Tourism Award Winner...
The Jakarta Post quotes the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) warning that Bali may soon find itself in the midst of severe drought as the rainy season, expected in October, will be delayed.BNPB spokesperson Sutopo Purwonugroho warns: "Several areas are experiencing drought in Bali. It could worsen."  He also predicts that water shortages would soon affect Bali, large areas of Java, and W...
Returning for its 5th edition this year, the MesaStila Challenge will again take place from 9th to 11th October 2015 in Magelang, Central Java. This exceptional running event will take place at MesaStila,  previously known as Losari Spa Retreat & Coffee Plantation.For the past 4 years, the rails to trails half marathon MesaStila Challenge has become a unique and extreme open space running event th...
Located in the centre of a coffee plantation, Mesastila offers villa-style accommodation, an outdoor infinity pool and a luxurious spa among its facilities.Surrounded by lush, natural surroundings, Mesastila is accessible via Semarang, Jogjakarta and Solo Airports.Villas feature original antiques and art collections. Each air-conditioned villa consists of a spacious living area, outdoor verand...
Sulawesi Regional Development Cooperation Board (BKPRS) will offer digital information to support tourism on Sulawesi island, according to BKPRS Secretary General Aminuddin Ilmar. "Launched during the promotion of Sail Tomini and Boalemo Festival 2015, the digital information is expected to support the promotion of tourism in six provinces on Sulawesi island," Aminuddin said here on Saturday.
President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) is expected to officially open an Equator Carnival to be held here on August 22, to celebrate of the 70th anniversary of Indonesia's Independence.Hundreds of decorated boats and cars will join the carnival,  Numsuan Madsun, spokesman of the West Kalimantan provincial administration, said here, Tuesday.The carnival will start from the West Kalimantan Governor's o...
Trump Hotel Collection announced that they have reached an agreement with the globally recognized MNC Group, Indonesia's leading investment group, to manage a six-star luxury resort and residential development in Asia.Situated in the most magnificent location in Bali, atop the incredible southwest coast and set against the Indian Ocean and renowned Tanah Lot temple, the property will be the Trump...
Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs Rizal Ramli urged the provincial government of Jakarta to build a larger airport for the Thousand Islands to support maritime tourism in the region. "The current airport has 800-metre-long runways. These runways should be extended to 1,500 meters so that a large aircraft can land at the airport. Tourists can then immediately get on a ship or yacht to v...
For one whole month from 18 August through 16 September 2015 the island of Lombok, next door neighbor to the paradise island of Bali- will come alive showcasing the best of the islands of Lombok and Sumbawa in the West Nusatenggara Province.While, in actual fact featuring an array of cultural aspects and natural beauty of the islands for one month, the events come under the title: Lombok Pearl Fes...
While most tourist attractions in Java and Bali are likely to be overloaded with tourists, there are other islands in Indonesia to which those looking for a break can head.Bintan Island in the Riau Islands province off Sumatra is a great example. On the island, visitors can enjoy an idyllic island lifestyle while tracing the rich culture and heritage of its people.Flights from Jakarta to Tanjung P...
The Ubud Village Jazz Festival (UVJF 2015) returns for the third year August 7-8, 2015. The Festival will be headquartered at Arma Museum in Ubud and will feature both national and international jazz musicians. Among the Indonesian musicians and groups scheduled to perform are Indra Lesmana, Nial Djiuliarsa, Dewa Budjana, Dodot and Company, Gustu Brahmanta Project, Kirana Big Band, Dion Janapria...
The "Wonderful Indonesia" brand that the country has been promoting has been ranked the 47th best in the Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Index of the World Economic Forum (WEF). Tourism Minister Arief Yahya said here on Monday that the efforts and programs the government implemented to promote the country branding have had an encouraging result. "I commend the significant achievement of o...
Directly on the stunning beachfront of Nusa Dua, The St. Regis Bali Resort is a luxurious property featuring a full spa and outdoor lagoon pool. A free two-way airport shuttle is provided. Free Wi-Fi is provided throughout the resort and in the rooms. The St. Regis Bali is a 5-minute drive from Bali Collection Nusa Dua Shopping Area. Ngurah Rai Airport is a 20-minute drive away, while vibrant...
The St. Regis Bali Resort has won honors in the 2015 ‘Best of Award of Excellence’ by Wine Spectator magazine for a fifth consecutive year, making it the first restaurant in Indonesia to earn such recognition. The win also celebrates St. Regis’ chief sommelier Harald Wiesmann’s singular commitment to continually bringing a world-class wine experience into the small island of Bali. Adding t...
Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) welcomes the summer with an array of hot promotions, featuring special offers such as a HKIA Cash Coupon of up to HK$700 and complimentary local delivery service.Cash-Back PromotionFrom 31 July to 11 August 2015, travellers spending over HK$2,000, HK$5,000 and HK$10,000 by electronic payment can redeem a HKIA Cash Coupon of HK$100, HK$200 and HK$600 respectiv...
"In Style - Hong Kong", a large-scale promotion organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), is coming to Jakarta 14-20 September 2015. The promotion will showcase a range of Hong Kong lifestyle products as well as business services to Indonesian entrepreneurs and consumers.The innovative "Batik Crossover" display is a highlight of the week-long "In Style - Hong Kong" promotion, w...
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