JAKARTA, 16 January 2018: Indonesia’s Tourism Minister Arief Yahya confirmed the country has set a target of 17 million tourist arrivals in 2018. His forecast came as media outlets suggested the country would close 2017 with around 14 million, roughly...
DENPASAR, 15 January 2018: Bali’s Mount Agung erupted again last Thursday afternoon, but the island remains safe and the airport has been operating normally. The exclusion zone that covers a 6 km radius of Mount Agung remains in place, but...
JAKARTA, INDONESIA: Zest Hotel International recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding with PT Renee Cemerlang to manage Zest Hotel Manado. Due to be completed in 2019, the 120-room Zest Hotel Manado will slot into the budget hotel category, while offering...
SINGAPORE 5 January 2018:  Travelodge Hotels Asia will open its first Travelodge hotel in Indonesia, located in the centre of Batam’s commercial area. The 249-room was previously branded Novotel Batam until 1 January when Travelodge took over. Travelodge Batam is a...
JAKARTA, 5 January 2018: Two Australians were briefly detained by Indonesian police Thursday for climbing to the summit of a rumbling volcano on the holiday island of Bali, hours before authorities shrunk an exclusion zone around the belching crater. Ricky...
JAKARTA, 4 January 2018: Jakarta launched the first train connecting its international airport to the city centre, Tuesday, as the sprawling Indonesian capital moves to tackle the gridlock that can make the trip an hours-long headache. The new system links...

Bali bogged down by trash

DENPARSAR, 3 January 2018: Bali's palm-fringed Kuta beach has long been a favourite with tourists seeking sun and surf, but nowadays its golden shoreline is disappearing under a mountain of garbage. Plastic straws and food packaging are strewn between sunbathers,...
MUMBAI, 28 December 2017:  Radisson Mumbai Goregaon opened its doors in India's financial capital, Tuesday. Situated in Goregaon, Mumbai’s commercial and retail suburb, the hotel is surrounded by shopping districts, entertainment centres, and is close to the international airport and...

Indonesia tightens security

JAKARTA, 28 December 2017: Indonesia will deploy some 180,000 security personnel ahead of the New Year holidays, authorities said earlier this week, following the arrests of more than a dozen suspected militants in the world's biggest Muslim-majority country. Thirteen suspected...

Eggs in one basket

DENPASAR, 20 December 2017: Indonesia has launched a “10 New Bali’s” campaign  that plays on the island’s popularity while suggesting travellers go elsewhere. Recognising that for many travellers Indonesia is Bali, the latest national campaign suggests there are 10 Indonesian destinations...