Indonesia President Jokowi Asks Overseas Compatriots to Promote ‘Wonderful Indonesia’ Reply

Jakarta Globe July 5, 2017
JAKARTA, Indonesia. President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has called on the Indonesian diaspora to promote the “Wonderful Indonesia” campaign and help the government in its efforts to boost the country’s tourism and investment.

“The president hopes the Indonesian diaspora will assist the government in increasing exports and attracting foreign investment to the country,” Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi said in Jakarta on Monday (03/07). More…

Langkawi Skycab rated among world’s best cable car systems Reply

The Malay Mail Online Wednesday July 5, 2017

Langkawi will be imposing a tourist tax starting July 1. ― TODAY pic

LANGKAWI, Malaysia –  Langkawi SkyCab, an over 4,000-metre-long cable car system linking Oriental Village at Teluk Burau and the 708-metre-high Gunung Mat Chinchang, here, has been listed as among the world’s top 10 best cable car systems by an international travel website. More…

Bali Beats London and Paris to Be Crowned World’s Best Destination by TripAdvisor Reply

Jakarta Globe Sat April 22, 2017

A procession of Balinese Hindus walk along a beach during Melasti, a purification ceremony ahead of the holy day of Nyepi, in Gianyar, Bali, Indonesia March 25, 2017. REUTERS/Agung Parameswara

JAKARTA, Indonesia; Travel app and website TripAdvisor crowned Bali as the “World’s Best Destination in 2017,” the first place in Asia to top its “Top 10 Travelers’ Choice Destinations” list. More…

Raja Ampat in Indonesia to Organize Various Festivals to Lure Tourists Reply

ANTARA, TEMPO.CO Sunday, 22 January, 2017

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The Pianemo kars hill at Raja Ampat, West Papua, Indonesia. Image: TEMPO/Hariadi Hafid

JAKARTA, Indonesia  – The district administration of Raja Ampat in West Papua Province will organize various festivals to lure tourists to the island.

The planned festivals will be part of the tourism campaign for the region, according to the Head of Raja Ampat tourism office, Yusdi Lamatenggo, on Saturday (Jan. 21). More…

Myanmar’s tourism industry shows promise but has a long way to go Reply

By  Zhang Deming Tedmond Mizzima Thursday January 5, 2017

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Ballooning over Bagan. Photo: Elsie Chen

Floating in a balloon above the serene temples of Bagan, you would be forgiven for thinking Myanmar is the perfect tourism destination. But there are challenges to be overcome in terms of tourism infrastructure, accommodation and heritage management if the country it to seek its tourism sector goals. More…

New caves in central Vietnam are now open to explorers Reply

Thanh Nien News Wednesday  June 1, 2016

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Vetnam’s Va Cave is famous for its stunning stalagmites of similar shapes and sizes. Photo credit: Ryan Deboodt/Oxalis

Authorities in the central province of Quang Binh have allowed expedition organizer Oxalis to launch tours to Va and Nuoc Nut caves, part of the famous Phong Nha – Ke Bang cavern system.

The two caves were discovered by locals a long time ago and explored by members of the British Cave Research Association in 2000, the Vietnamese government said on its website on Monday. More…

European Tourists Visiting Bali Increase Reply

TEMPO.CO  Thursday April 28, 2016

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A French surfer wearing white kebaya at Kuta Beach, Bali, April 21, 2016. TEMPO/Johannes P. Christo

JAKARTA,Indonesia – Bali recorded about 1 million tourists visiting the island in the first quarter of 2016. Of the number, 20 percent or 218,497 people were from Europe. More…