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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...
Pristine, castaway beaches are abundant across the Indonesian archipelago, but many of them are remotely inaccessible.The Jakarta Post Travel chooses five beaches not far from popular tourist destinations that will give you a sense of being on a secret beach.Pulang Burung, Belitung The island is famous for its granite rock formations on Tanjung Tinggi beach, but it’s getting more crowded due to...
The Ubud Jazz Festivalreturns to Ubud August 8-9, 2014 sponsored by BRI Bank.“Awakening Indonesia” has been adopted as the theme of the Ubud Jazz Festival that will see national and international stars take to the stage.This year’s festival will also include an important educational element, presented in cooperation with The Dutch Jazz Summer School form South Korea. From August 3-8, 40 part...
The Indonesian Archipelago forms an important part in the history of human civilization in Asia. A number of scientists even speculate that it is here where civilization of modern man  began. Traces of these ancient human civilizations are embedded in the megalithic culture of Tana Toraja inSouth Sulawesi Province and will be unveiled to the world at the Toraja International Festival 2014,  sc...
Having received the title of "The World's Best Regional Airline" in 2012 and "The World's Best Economy Class" in 2013, Indonesia’s flag carrier, Garuda Indonesia was again awarded "The World's Best Cabin Staff" by renowned flights reviewer, Skytrax, on Tuesday, 15th July 2014.The award is based on a global customer satisfaction survey conducted by Skytrax of more than 18 million passengers...
Acclaimed meditation expert Christian Kurmann, has partnered with Alila Hotels & Resorts to hold a series of Mindful Leadership Retreats this winter.Between 26 October and 2 November, the tranquil west coast Bali resort of Alila Villas Soori will host a Mindful Stillness Retreat exclusively for women. In addition two week-long retreats will run for male and female participants, at Alila Manggis...
Covering 22 hectares of land with construction on 200,000 square meters, ICE will have 10 large exhibition halls of 50,000 square meters and another 500,000 sq meters outdoor exhibition space. No less than 33 convention and meeting rooms will be available with capacity for 10,000 delegates. Supplementing these are house food production, F&B outlets, parking space for 3,000 vehicles, an a  30...
The government is prepared to provide services for some 24 million people seeking to return to their home towns (mudik) to celebrate Lebaran, or the Islamic post-fasting holidays, at the end of this month.Further, the Ministry of Transportation will provide at least 1,200 ships and increase the frequencies of trains, along with offering additional flights, to serve the post-fasting Idul Fitri holi...
Acknowledging the rapid development of low cost flights and short route flights, Taiwan’s leading travel channel YAM through the YAM PK show program conducted a survey to select the Top Ten Best Vacation Islands in Southeast Asia and Pacific. The enchanting island of Bali, and the islands by the city of Manado, North Sulawesi, managed to be climb to the 3rd and 6th ranks of the list as repres...
The Mulia – Nusa Dua, Bali's signature Oceanfront Marquess Suite has been selected in Elite Traveler's 2014 'Top 101 Hotel Suites in the World'.As the annual selection made by the editors of Elite Traveler and a panel of celebrity readers, the list provides a literal private jet flight plan to the world's most spectacular accommodation. The 13th Annual Top 101 Suites of Elite Traveler magazine a...
During the first 5 months of 2014, the accumulative number of international tourist arrivals to Indonesia grew by a significant 9.96%  compared to the same period in 2013, revealed Indonesia’s Statistics  Bureau (BPS) onj Tuesday, 1st July 2014. Over 3.7 million visitors entered Indonesia during January through May 2014  compared to 3.36 million arrivals the same period last year.While, as...
Radar Bali reports that while Bali enters the traditionally high season of June many properties are failing to reach 70% occupancy, with a number leading hotels now making bonus night offers in the effort to boost those figures.The lower than normal occupancy rates were confirmed the Secretary of the Denpasar Chapter of the Indonesian Hotel and Restaurant Association (PHRI-Denpasar), AA Ngurah Adh...
Set in the heart of business and shopping district of Surabaya, JW Marriott Hotel Surabaya offer a luxurious 5-star accommodation, with exquisite European décor, outdoor pool and a fitness centre. The hotel provides 24-hour room service and free on-site parking.Fitted with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the city, all air-conditioned rooms come with flat-screen cable TVs and a safety dep...
Located at the most southern end of South Sulawesi, this quiet and now isolated island of Selayar, with its swathes of pristine white sand beaches and crystal clear tropical waters used to have an illustrious past.Ancient Javanese writings in the Nagara Kertagama mention that in the 14th century there was already a thriving kingdom on Selayar. This pre-Islamic kingdom seemed to have been a hub of...
In absolutely pumping 6 foot plus Padang Padang, Rahtu Suargita carved his way to victory for a place in this year’s Rip Curl Cup at the end of last week, while other local standouts like Mustofa Jeksen, Koki Hendrawan and Koko Mitsua pulled into some of the best barrels the famed Balinese left-hander has offered all season.With the trails a wrap, the main event whose waiting period now runs 5th...
Featuring the distinct taste of North Sulawesi, the Manado Culinary Festival 2014 will be held from 10th to 12th July 2014 at the Basketball Court of Mega Mas Manado Area in Manado. The event commemorates the 391st Anniversary of the capital city of North Sulawesi which falls on 14th July 2014.Although this is  held in the fasting month for Muslims, but the majority population of North Sulawesi a...
Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.c om/research/lls585/changing_dynamics) has announced the addition of the "Changing Dynamics of the Indonesian Tourism Market" report to their offering.“Changing Dynamics of the Indonesian Tourism Market”Indonesia is a leading tourist destination, with the industry contributing more than 8% of the country's economy. The sprawling archipelago o...
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