Category Archives: Tourism Industry

Indonesia Tourists Threaten Boycotts After Traffickers Executed

Little Impact Reported By Tour Operators Travel operators in Australia say they do not expect a drop in the number of travelers to Indonesia, despite calls for a boycott after the execution of two Australians along with six others this … Continue reading

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Indonesia Allows More Tourists To Visit Without Visa

Australians Left Off List Over Human Rights Criticism Indonesia will soon allow tourists from an additional 30 countries to visit without a visa, but neighboring Australia was left off the list amid a row over looming executions of foreign prisoners. … Continue reading

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Indonesia Attracts Record Number Of Tourists

Indonesia Sets Goal Of 20 Million Tourists By 2019 Indonesia’s National Statistics Board informed that the total number of  international tourist arrivals to Indonesia nationwide during January to November 2014 reached 8.52 million, a growth rate of 7.29 percent year over 2013. … Continue reading

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Jakarta The Capital Of Indonesian Commerce

Urban Destinations On Java Jakarta (JAH-kahr-TAH) is located on the northwest coast of Java. Jakarta means “victory city.” It’s the capital of Indonesia and the largest city in the country. It has almost 10 million residents. The first recorded settlement at what … Continue reading

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Ecotourism Can Help Save Indonesia’s Forests

Indonesia’s Endangered Species Worth Saving Indonesian indigenous communities launched a project this week to encourage foreign tourism in ancestral forests to slow the advance of logging operations and palm oil plantations. The GreenIndonesia non-governmental organization, working with six indigenous groups, … Continue reading

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Plane From Surabaya to Singapore Lost Contact With Air Traffic

AirAsia Flight QZ8501 Down In Java Sea An AirAsia Indonesia plane traveling from Surabaya to Singapore lost contact with air traffic control on Sunday morning. Flight QZ8501 has 155 passengers and seven crew members on board. The passengers include 149 … Continue reading

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Indonesia’s Top Travel Destinations

Travel To Bali, Borneo, Java, Sumatra Indonesia is a huge country, in both population and land area, with significant cultural and geological diversity. With 18,110 islands, 6,000 of them inhabited, it is the largest archipelago in the world. The population … Continue reading

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Google Boosting Indonesia Tourism

Indonesia’s Biggest Cities On Google Street Views The tool allows users to virtually explore parts of Indonesia through panoramic street-level images in Google Maps, and it could help tourists better understand the ups and downs of traveling in the world’s … Continue reading

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Indonesia Plans 25 Percent Boost In Tourism

Island Nation Targeting China, Middle East Outlining its latest five-year development plan, the Indonesia’s Ministry of Tourism & Creative Economy said it wants to welcome 12.7 million overseas visitors in 2019. This result would mark a 25% increase compared to … Continue reading

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Thailand’s Political Unrest Impacting Southeast Asia Tourism

Thai Conflict Diverts Tourists To Indonesia The army’s decision to take over Thailand’s government in a coup d’etat is another blow to a tourism industry that is already bleeding as foreign visitors are put off by long-running political instability. The … Continue reading

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