Category Archives: Tourism Industry

Tourists Shine Spotlight On Bali’s Dog Meat

Revelations of Animal Cruelty, Poisoned Food Sold To Tourists Balinese government agencies have called for an end to the dog-meat trade in Bali, according to Animals Australia, which sponsored a summit last week to discuss the killing of dogs for … Continue reading

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Tips For Shopping In Indonesia

Tourists Get Better Deals When Speaking Indonesian Shopping can be a nonstop activity in Indonesia because merchants are everywhere. In larger cities, such as Jakarta, visitors will encounter everything from luxurious shopping malls to children selling goods on the sidewalks. … Continue reading

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Orangutan Expert Urges Travel To Indonesia Now

Deforestation Pushing Orangutans Toward Extinction By Kelly Dinardo, New York Times It was the orangutan’s eyes that first struck Biruté Mary Galdikas. “They look very human,” said Dr. Galdikas, an anthropologist and the president of Orangutan Foundation International. “They have … Continue reading

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Indonesia Tourism On The Rise

Ecotourism An Untapped Market Across Indonesian Archipelago Although Indonesia has many attractions for tourists – beautiful countryside, interesting cultures & historical remnants, beaches, nightlife in Jakarta and Bali, and much more – the country fails to attract a large number … Continue reading

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Indonesia’s Indigenous Communities Embrace Ecotourism

Green Indonesia Helping Save Rain Forests Six indigenous communities have launched an ecotourism initiative that would show off their ancestral forests. They hope to develop alternate economic models that local governments in Indonesia could embrace, other than extractive industries such … Continue reading

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Australian Tourists Now Enter Indonesia Free

Australians Granted Free Entry to Indonesia For 30 Days  Aussies will no longer have to pay for a visa on arrival in Indonesia. Late last week President Joko Widodo​ signed a decree waiving the $35 visa requirements for another 79 countries, including … Continue reading

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Indonesia Falls Short Of Tourism Target

Jakarta Terrorist Attack Takes Toll On Tourism  Indonesia missed its target to attract at least 10 million foreign tourists in 2015 despite various promotion attempts, according to the Central Statistics Agency. Indonesia attracted 9.73 million tourists last year, in comparison to … Continue reading

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Indonesia Promoting Marine Destinations

Tourism Plan Showcases Diving, Surfing, Wildlife Indonesia hopes to double the number of tourists that visit from other nations by 2019. This year, the island nation will launch an initiative to upgrade several tourist destinations around the archipelago in a bid … Continue reading

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Travel Companies Helping Orangutans

Travel Companies Helping Orangutans On Borneo Khiri Travel Indonesia, Wow Borneo and Asia Transpacific Journeys have joined forces to draw attention to the thousands of orangutans and other species whose habitats are being destroyed by fires in Kalimantan, the Indonesian … Continue reading

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Bali Now Served By Emirates Airline

Daily Non-Stops Already Serve Jakarta Bali ho. Dubai-based airline Emirates officially launched a daily flight from Dubai in the United Arab Emirates to Indonesia’s most prominent tourism destination, Bali, with an inaugural flight on Wednesday. The flight marked the commencement of … Continue reading

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