JAKARTA, 14 January 2019: Travel got a little more expensive with the New Year as low cost airlines Lion Air Group including its subsidiary, Wings Air, scrapped free checked baggage allowances. Thai Lion Air last...
JAKARTA, 20 December 2018: Swiss-Belhotel International soft opened its latest hotel in the Indonesian city of Bandung, 12 December. Located in the upper Dago area, Swiss-Belresort Dago Heritage will be the group’s first Swiss-Belresort property in Java. It stands in the...
JAKARTA, 19 December 2018: Radisson Hotel Group and Panorama Group, Indonesia’s leading travel company, have ended their PT Carlson Panorama Hospitality joint venture  established in 2013. Radisson Hotel Group will now acquire its Panorama's stake in PT Carlson Panorama Hospitality,...
JAKARTA, 18 December 2018: Indonesia hopes to attract 3.5 million Chinese tourists next year according to the Indonesian Tourism Minister Arief Yahya, who was visiting Beijing at the weekend. This year, the country should close the year with 3 million...
BALI, 14 December 2018: It’s been a mixed bag of fortune and misfortune for the holiday island of Bali this year, but the destination is responding with special offers to attract bargain hunters even during the peak festive season...
JAKARTA, 13 December 2018: Indonesia’s top tourism and hospitality players were honoured at the 2018 Indonesia Travel and Tourism Awards, 10 December. Now in its 9th edition the annual awards recognised 74 organisations selected by an online voting that closed...
JAKARTA, 11 December 2018. Batik Air, a member of the Lion Air Group, introduced a new service from Jakarta to Samarinda last week. Welcomed by both business and leisure travellers the service reduces travel time and makes it more convenient...
SINGAPORE, 6 December 2018: Indonesia’s Rascal Voyages will partner with Nihi Sumba hotel as a port of call for cruises of Indonesia’s vast archipelago. The brand-new itineraries will eliminate the necessity for internal flights within Indonesia, enabling guests to sail...
JAKARTA, 30 November 2018: Bumpy runways, hair-raising safety lapses, remote airstrips with no navigation systems and a dire shortage of experienced captains and maintenance crews. Indonesia is one of the world's fastest-growing aviation markets, but it has come under fresh...

Lion Air: Poor safety culture

JAKARTA, 29 November 2018: A crashed Lion Air jet should have been grounded over a recurrent technical problem before its fatal journey, Indonesian authorities said Wednesday. Details from the new jet's flight data recorder suggested the pilots struggled to control...