Bali A Top Destination For Asians Bali will likely welcome more Chinese tourists this year, thanks to a new direct flight by Hainan Airline starting mid-January. The upcoming Chinese New Year will also cause a rise in Chinese visitors until early next month, as many will vacation on the island. According to Indonesia’s official tourism
Tsunamis Nothing New To Indonesia A cave discovered near the source of Indonesia’s massive earthquake-spawned tsunami contains the footprints of past gigantic waves dating up to 7,500 years ago, a rare natural record that suggests the next disaster could be centuries away — or perhaps only decades. The findings provide the longest and most detailed
Indonesia Has Most Active Volcanoes The alert status for one of Indonesia’s most active volcanoes has been raised to the highest level after it repeatedly sent hot clouds of gas down its slope following a series of eruptions. Mount Sinabung in North Sumatra province unleashed fresh volcanic ash and gravel as high as 5000 meters
Indonesia Missing Hindu Tourists From India India is a potential market for Indonesian tourism, especially in Bali, yet the country has never been a main target for promotions, an observer said. Bali’s senior tourism observer Bagus Sudibya said on Wednesday that on one hand only a few travel agencies had started putting India on their
Sumatra Has Many Active Volcanoes Indonesian authorities evacuated people at four villages within 3 kilometers of Mount Sinabung, in North Sumatra, after the volcano erupted, according to the National Disaster Management Agency. The government raised the status to stand by, the second-highest level, last night after the mountain spewed ash as high as 7,000 meters and
Tourism Growing Across Indonesia Indonesian tourism arrivals for the first nine months of 2013 are bolstering optimism that a target of 8.6 million foreign visitors for the entire year will be met. Indonesian foreign tourist arrivals in September totaled 770,878 – pushing arrivals past the 6 million mark on a cumulative basis for January-September 2013.
Indonesia Seeks Tourism From Europe The Indonesia’s Minister for Tourism and Creative Economy, Mari Elka Pangestu signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Swiss Minister for the Economy, Schneider-Amman, to further develop four of Indonesia’s main tourism destinations, in particular in the field of tourism capacity building. The four destinations include: the island of Flores, hopping off
Bali Is The Gateway To Indonesia Bali still has pockets of untapped beauty as serene and laid-back as they ever were. Today, Ubud is the most famous country village in the tropics, after last year’s Eat Pray Love, starring Julia Roberts, was filmed there. Bali’s reputation as a tropical island paradise has its roots in an