JAKARTA, 20 May 2013: A British backpacker has died while trekking through the Indonesian jungle after she drank suspected tainted alcohol, police said Saturday.
Cheznye Emmons, 23, was travelling with fellow Briton Joseph Cook, 21, through lush rainforest on Sumatra Island, where many tourists go to see endangered orangutans, according to a police report into the incident.
The pair, accompanied by a third tourist, drank four bottles of local whisky called Mansion on 20 April, according to the document.
JAKARTA, 18 April 2013: The dramatic crash of a Lion Air plane into the sea off Bali has raised fears Indonesia’s fastest-growing carrier may be putting passenger safety at risk with its huge expansion plans, analysts said earlier this week.
Experts also warned Saturday’s crash, in which all 108 on board survived but the Boeing jet split in two, highlighted a “ticking time bomb” under the country’s aviation sector with a lack of experienced crew to meet fast-growing demand.
A little-known carrier launched 13 years ago with just one plane, Lion Air has struck two of the world’s largest aircraft orders in a staggering US$46 billion bet on Indonesia’s air transport boom.
Jakarta, 2 February 2012: Garuda Indonesia will reduce flights to Amsterdam in March and expand its Asian network including new services to Japan and Taiwan.
Blaming economic conditions in Europe Garuda said it was reducing its daily service Jakarta – Dubai – Amsterdam to four a week starting 1 March.
Amsterdam is Garuda’s only destination in Europe, launched in June 2010 after the airline was removed from EU’s safety blacklist. Read more
MANADO Indonesia, 11 January 2012: Over 1,400 registered TRAVEX delegates will trade travel products at the Golden Kawanua Exhibition Hall on Thursday following a busy pre-TRAVEX networking session today to finalise last minute appointments.
ASEAN exhibitors will form some 920 of these delegates, while international buyers from 51 countries and media from 36 countries comprise 390 and 103 of total attendance respectively.
Pre-TRAVEX networking activities was underway today with the first of the full-day complimentary pre-show city tours around Manado, organised by the host committee, Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy, Indonesia. These tours give TRAVEX delegates the opportunity to experience the city through its architecture, culture and famous sights, ably brought to life by local guides.
BANGKOK, 16 September 2011 – Thailand will pursue stronger tourism cooperation with Indonesia after Thailand’s Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra visited the country, last Monday to meet with Indonesia’s President, Susilo Bambang Yodhoyono.
On her return to Thailand Prime Minister Yingluck said the Indonesian President expressed his wish to see wider cooperation on tourism between the two countries.
However, she did not clarify on how the two countries would beef up cooperation. Read more
SINGAPORE, 18 January 2011 – The Government of Singapore Investment Corp wants to step up its investment in fast-growing Indonesia, particularly in infrastructure, a top executive said in remarks published Monday.
Possible projects include a cruise terminal in Bali and a rail link between Jakarta and the main airport.
The state investment agency will work with its Indonesian partners to study the various infrastructure projects available, executive director and deputy chairman ,Tony Tan, told the Straits Times newspaper.
JAKARTA, 4 January 2011 – Flag carrier Garuda Indonesia plans to raise around US$500 million from its imminent initial public offering, a report said Tuesday, kick starting a year of expansion.
The airline is selling 9.36 billion shares, of which 79% are new, according to a term sheet seen by Dow Jones Newswires.
It will begin roadshows for the deal, which has no overallotment option, on 14 January and aims for a listing in Jakarta on 11 February, the term sheet said.
PRAYA, 16 December 2010 – An Indonesian court on Wednesday sentenced a foreign guest house owner, who promoted tourism on Lombok Island, to five months in jail for blasphemy for pulling the plug on a mosque’s loudspeaker during a prayer reading.
The August 22 incident during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan resulted in retired Californian engineer Gregory Luke, 64, needing a police escort from his home on Lombok island as a mob tore it to pieces around him.
Group claims it will have 20 properties in Indonesia by 2013.
Best Western hotel owners and senior corporate business development and marketing executives from Asia attended the group’s 6th Asian Members Meeting, held at New Kuta Condotel, Bali, Indonesia, last week.
The property hosting the event is the first Best Western hotel in Indonesia.
“The business agenda focused on opportunities that still undoubtedly exist even in today’s challenging trading conditions,” said Best Western International vice president operations – Asia, Glenn de Souza.
Besides owners of hotels that pay a membership to be part of the franchise network delegates included executives from Best Western area development office. Read more