Former U.S. President Lived In Jakarta, Yogyakarta By Reuters President Obama and his family have spent the past five days island-hopping in Indonesia, visiting everywhere from Jakarta to Bali. From white water rafting to visiting temples on Java, former U.S. President Barack Obama’s private family holiday is being closely tracked in Indonesia where he spent
More Than 17,500 Islands Across The Equator Indonesia includes some of the largest and most exotic islands in the world, including Bali, Borneo, Java, Komodo, New Guinea, and Sumatra. There are more than 17,500 islands in all. Indonesia shares two of its largest islands with other countries. The Indonesian state of Papua, formerly known as
World-Class Golf Found Across Indonesia Indonesian golf courses, typically beautiful and challenging, appeal to golfers of all levels. World-class golf courses are found on the shores of picturesque lakes, inside a volcanic crater, on ocean cliffs, surrounded by lush tropical rain forest, on mountain sides, amidst rice paddies, and in valleys with a panoramic views.
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 week. Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran were among eight people executed by firing squad early
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. The move comes as Jakarta seeks to boost a faltering economy, while attracting more foreign
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 Indonesians, one Singaporean, one British, one Malaysian and three Koreans. “AirAsia Indonesia regrets to confirm that flight QZ8501 from
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 largest archipelago, said Rudy Ramawy, Google Indonesia’s country director. Collecting those images was a challenge.
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 the 9.5 million arrivals it is targeting this year. Over the past five years, Indonesia’s
Indonesia’s Tourism Booming Having a population of around 245 million people and comprising about 17,500 islands stretching from Papua to Sumatra, Indonesia is a very promising market for the airline industry. “The market potential that had not yet been exploited was large,” National flag carrier Garuda Indonesia President Director Emirsyah Satar stated in Jakarta last
Indonesia Boosting Port Capacity For Cruises Steven Young, a top official with ship operator Carnival UK, visited Indonesia‘s booth during the 2014 Cruise Shipping Miami exhibition with one important purpose: To find out whether there has been infrastructure and facility improvements in the country’s ports and shipping industry. The Jakarta Post reports that Young, head of