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Raja Ampat is a crown jewel, thanks to its crystal clear turquoise sea waters and several isles covered by a thick green carpet of dense forests and mangrove swamps.The stunning natural beauty of Raja Ampat isles, located on the northwestern tip of the Indonesian province of West Papua, is often seen as a heaven on earth, where dreams of divers come true and nature lovers find a perfect place.Raj...
The Tourism Ministry, in cooperation with the Indonesian embassy in Moscow, is taking part in 22nd "Otdykh" Russian International Tourism Forum in the Expo Center, Moscow, to welcome the winter holiday.The Tourism Ministry has invited seven Indonesian tourism companies to take part in the international forum, the Indonesian embassy said in a statement received here on Tuesday.Indonesian Ambassado...
Rescuers in Indonesia were dispatched Wednesday to evacuate nearly 400 tourists, most of them foreigners, after a volcano erupted at one of the country's most popular hiking destinations, an official said.Mount Barujari began erupting late Tuesday afternoon, sending columns of ash and smoke shooting 2 kilometres (1.2 miles) into the sky over Lombok island, a tourist hotspot to the immediate east o...
The number of European tourists arriving in Bali in this summer season increased 59.4 percent from 76,822 in June to 122,455 in July 2016."The increase of European tourist arrivals is the fruit of the efforts made by the government and tourism industries in promoting Indonesia, especially Bali, in Europe and Asia," tourism observer Dewa Nyoman Putra said here on Tuesday.Besides the impact of the i...
The Kupang district administration in the Indonesian province of East Nusa Tenggara is making every effort to develop the Monkey Island into a new tourism destination.The Monkey Island and its surrounding areas have the potential for tourism development, as these could become maritime tourism destinations in Kupang.Having a very beautiful natural and underwater scenery, the Monkey Island has been...
Many of you will ask yourselves, why go to Indonesia to dive? What’s special about that country? Indonesia boasts a magnificent enclave known worldwide for offering unique and underwater riches beyond your imagination, with more than 3,000 different species of fish and 600 types of coral. In this article you will learn about the best places to dive in Indonesia, as well as the special charm held...
Bringing the abundance ofwonders of theIndonesianarchipelago under the brand of Wonderful Indonesia, Indonesia recently won not only one but twoAwards at theChina Xi’an Silk Road International Tourism Expo 2016 (CXSRITE)2016that took place in Xi’an from 26thto 28thAugust 2016. At the event, Indonesia was awardedthe Most Popular PavilionandtheBest Organized Pavilion.According to De...
While Bali continues to add more hotel rooms at a rapid rate, average occupancies are failing to keep pace, declining with each passing year. Data supplied by theBali Indonesian Hotel and Restaurant Association (PHRI-Bali)says Bali now has 130,000 hotel rooms. But, these are only the formal figures and do not include villa, elite boarding houses and private residences that have been converted to...
Indonesia, famous all over the world for its Bali island, is now ready to reveal its other hidden paradises to foreign as well as domestic tourists.Trying to duplicate Balis tourism success, the nation is working to develop 10 new destinations located across the country.The 10 places are Borobudur in Central Java, Mandalika on Lombok Island (West Nusa Tenggara), Labuan Bajo in Flores (East Nusa Te...
INDONESIAN police say there is no indication that a terror attack was the cause of a tourist boat explosion in Bali that killed two people.Karangasem district police chief Sugeng Sudarso said Friday that investigators believe a fuel leak below deck caused a buildup of fumes that ignited, though the finding is provisional.Sudarso said there was no indication of terrorism and the bomb squad did not...
An explosion on a speedboat in Bali left two foreigners dead and 18 other tourists injured Thursday, sparking dramatic scenes as rescuers rushed to haul stunned and bloodied holidaymakers off the vessel.Dazed passengers, many covered in cuts and bruises, were taken to medical centres on the Indonesian holiday island after the blast, with TV footage showing them being carried on stretchers to ambul...
Garuda Indonesia has unveiled plans to recommence flights to the United States via japan from next year. Garuda believes that flights between Indonesia and the U.S. have the potential to attract up to 400,000 passengers per year.The airline is looking to initially launch flights to either Los Angeles or New York, the two cities with the highest potential market.Last month, the Federal Aviation Adm...
Source: Indonesia.travelKofiau Island is the smaller and least visited amongst the major islands in Raja Ampat, the world’s coral diversity bull’s eye. This island is comprised primarily of raised coral limestone and some volcanic hills covered in low lush rainforest, all offering a wealth of nature & beautiful scenery. If you ever wanted to go where few others have been, head this way.Swimmi...
Besides known as an object of beautiful marine tourism, the Raja Ampat Islands District in the Indonesian province of West Papua also holds the potential wealth of outstanding land with more than 300 species of birds in its forests.Having more than 1500 large and small islands with many of them under protecting status, Raja Ampat is famous for its unique biodiversity of both flora and fauna.Raja A...
The Indonesian government remains confident that a target of 12 million foreign tourist visitors nationwide will be achieved by the end of 2016.Hiramsyah Thaib who works in tourism development at the Ministry of Tourism,said in Nusa Dua, Bali on Wednesday, August 31, 2016, that a total of 5,291,583 foreign tourists came to Indonesia in the first six months of the year, exceeding a stated ta...
The Tourism Ministry predicted that Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Events (MICE) would contribute 5 to 7 percent to the total number of foreign tourist arrivals in Indonesia in 2016.The governments target for the number of foreign tourist arrivals in the country is set at 12 million this year.Assistant Deputy of Development of Asia Pacific Market of the Tourism Ministry Vinsensius Jemadu sa...
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