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ATF 2014: Hotel awards are the first order of business

Southeast Asian Tourism ATF 2014: Hotel awards are the first order of business

By Nelson Alcantara, eTN editor-in-chief

Kuching, Malaysia (eTN) - This year's edition of the ASEAN Tourism Forum (ATF) has yet to be declared open, but it is already generating buzz-worthy events.

Indonesians say no to Miss World? No, just some

Miss World 2013 Indonesians say no to Miss World? No, just some

By Nelson Alcantara, editor-in-chief

Earlier this week, Indonesia has caught the attention of the world when one of its “most influential Islamic groups” called for the cancellation of the upcoming Miss World pageant, which is to ...

Ritz-Carlton returns to Bali in 2014

Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company Ritz-Carlton returns to Bali in 2014

HONG KONG - The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. is set to make a celebrated return to the island of the gods with the opening of The Ritz-Carlton, Bali, Indonesia in 2014.

Bali resort awarded highest accolade in Indonesian hospitality industry

Green Globe member Maya Ubud Resort & Spa Bali resort awarded highest accolade in Indonesian hospitality industry

LOS ANGELES, California - Green Globe member, the Maya Ubud Resort & Spa, counts among the “Top Green Destinations” in the travel and tourism industry, and recently claimed its crown as ...

Passenger plane with 52 people on board crash-lands in eastern Indonesia

Merpati Nusantara airlines plane crashes Passenger plane with 52 people on board crash-lands in eastern Indonesia

JAKARTA, Indonesia – Passengers on an Indonesian airliner had a lucky escape on Monday after their plane crashed on landing and broke in half, local news website Detik.com reported.

Turkey, Indonesia, Mexico and Philippines emerge as global capacity growth drivers

OAG Frequency and Capacity Trend Statistics report Turkey, Indonesia, Mexico and Philippines emerge as global capacity growth drivers

LUTON, UK - Brazil, Russia, India and China (BRIC) are no longer the fastest growing group of countries in terms of seat capacity, having been overtaken by Turkey, Indonesia, Mexico and the ...

Myanmar, Cambodia, Indonesia and Philippines agree to work on ASEAN common visa

22nd World Economic Forum on East Asia Myanmar, Cambodia, Indonesia and Philippines agree to work on ASEAN common visa

NAY PYI TAW, Myanmar – Ministers and tourism authorities of Myanmar, Cambodia, Indonesia and the Secretary of Tourism of the Philippines have expressed their intention to collaborate with ...

Poisoned alcohol kills British tourist in Indonesia

British backpacker dies after drinking tainted alcohol Poisoned alcohol kills British tourist in Indonesia

A British backpacker has died while trekking through the Indonesian jungle after she drank suspected tainted alcohol, police say.

Skal International meets in Bali

Executive Committee and International council Skal International meets in Bali

The Executive Committee of Skal International along with the Skal International Council met in Bali, Indonesia, earlier this month to discuss both internal and external matters pertaining to the ...

Starwood unveils Le Meridien Bali Jimbaran

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Starwood unveils Le Meridien Bali Jimbaran

BALI, Indonesia - Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.

Padang in West Sumatra ready to host Tourism Indonesia Mart & Expo 2013

annual indonesian travel mart Padang in West Sumatra ready to host Tourism Indonesia Mart & Expo 2013

JAKARTA, Indonesia - The Indonesian annual travel mart, the Tourism Indonesia Mart & Expo (TIME) or “Pasar Wisata Indonesia” will take place this year in Padang, the capital city of West ...

Indonesia launches tourism campaign to attract more Saudi visitors

Saudi Tourism To Indonesia Indonesia launches tourism campaign to attract more Saudi visitors

Indonesia has launched a major drive to attract more Saudi tourists this year. Its new two-day promotion ended at the Mall of Arabia this week.

Spiritual tourism has grown fast in terms of destinations and marketing potential

Spiritual tourism Spiritual tourism has grown fast in terms of destinations and marketing potential

Spiritual tourism has grown fast in terms of destinations and marketing potential, a tourism practitioner said.

Indonesia wants its cut of international cruise trade

Indonesia cruise calls and passenger numbers increase Indonesia wants its cut of international cruise trade

JAKARTA, Indonesia - As Asia continues to display steady economic growth, its waters have become major destinations for international cruise ships over the past few years.

Bali announces four major tourism policies

Bali Tourism Bali announces four major tourism policies

BALI, Indonesia - Bali provincial administration is preparing to issue four major policies related to the island’s tourism development.

1 killed, 25 missing after boat sinks in Idonesia

Indonesia Boat Sinking 1 killed, 25 missing after boat sinks in Idonesia

JAKARTA, Indonesia - A woman was killed and 25 people were missing after a boat carrying workers from a timber company sank Wednesday on a river in the Indonesian part of Borneo island, an ...

Setting a new benchmark for travel and tourism in Indonesia

B2B travel event coming in June Setting a new benchmark for travel and tourism in Indonesia

SATTE Indonesia is pleased to witness the participation of top brands and institutions at its first comprehensive B2B travel event - SATTE Indonesia taking place June 12-141, 2013 at the Bali ...

Indonesia considering terminating debt-ridden domestic carrier

PT Merpati Nusantara Airlines Indonesia considering terminating debt-ridden domestic carrier

JAKARTA, Malaysia -- State-owned domestic carrier PT Merpati Nusantara Airlines (Merpati) is on the verge of losing its wings as the government ponders whether to terminate the debt-ridden ...

Hong Kong and Indonesia to strengthen cruise tourism cooperation

Hong Kong and Indonesia want more cruise business Hong Kong and Indonesia to strengthen cruise tourism cooperation

The governments of Hong Kong and Indonesia are set to strengthen their collaboration in the cruise tourism sector to bring more cruise liners to both countries.

Poor management dogs Indonesian carriers

Indoinesian Airline Industry Poor management dogs Indonesian carriers

JAKARTA, Indonesia - With a burgeoning middle class, Indonesia is among the most attractive markets for air transportation in the world, but local airlines are still unable to fully tap into the ...

Indonesia’s children asking for strong action against climate change

engaging local communities in the implementation of sustainable tourism Indonesia’s children asking for strong action against climate change

School kids from Pangandaran, Indonesia, have urged global tourism leaders to take climate change seriously.

ITB Berlin Partner Country Indonesia makes wellness tourism an essential part of its campaign

Wonderful Indonesia ITB Berlin Partner Country Indonesia makes wellness tourism an essential part of its campaign

By Nancy Cockerell

Nearly 20% of Indonesia’s vast 410 sq m pavilion at ITB Berlin is dedicated to health and wellness, encompassing 90 tourism organizations from tour operators to hoteliers.

ITB Berlin 2013 – an exceptional show

official opening ceremony wows ITB Berlin 2013 – an exceptional show

By Richard Barnes

The President of the Republic of Indonesia, H.E. Dr. Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, and the Federal Chancellor of the Republic of Germany, Dr.

Indonesia’s President Yudhoyono officiates at ITB 2013 opening with German Chancellor Angela Merkel

Indonesia is this year’s ITB Official Partner Country Indonesia’s President Yudhoyono officiates at ITB 2013 opening with German Chancellor Angela Merkel

President of Indonesia Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono left Jakarta on Sunday, March 3 for a week-long state visit to both Germany and Hungary.

Indonesia presents as partner country at ITB Berlin 2013

Selamat datang di Berlin! Indonesia presents as partner country at ITB Berlin 2013

BERLIN, Germany & JAKARTA, Indonesia - During an official press conference in Berlin, Dr.

Visitors warned to stay away from Tangkuban Parahu crater

Mount Tangkuban Parahu spewing volcanic ash Visitors warned to stay away from Tangkuban Parahu crater

JAKARTA, Indonesia - As Mount Tangkuban Parahu near Bandung in West Java has been spewing volcanic ash from its Ratu crater, the Bandung-based Volcanology and Geological Disaster Mitigation Agency ...

Indonesia and Philippines lead Asia-Pacific in consumer confidence surge

Asia-Pacific Region Indonesia and Philippines lead Asia-Pacific in consumer confidence surge

Consumer confidence in Indonesia and the Philippines spiked in the second half of 2012, leading positive sentiments recorded across most of 14 markets in Asia and the Pacific, MasterCard’s ...

Indonesian domestic capacity, cross-strait liberalisation driving Asia/Pacific growth

Continued increase in seat capacity across Asia Pacific region Indonesian domestic capacity, cross-strait liberalisation driving Asia/Pacific growth

LUTON, UK - The continued increase in seat capacity across the Asia/Pacific region can be largely attributed to the expansion of capacity in Indonesia’s domestic market and an increase in ...

UK’s Steve King to break longest, continuous bore ride world record on Riau’s Kampar River

Best kept travel secret UK’s Steve King to break longest, continuous bore ride world record on Riau’s Kampar River

One of the world’s best kept secrets, it seems, is the amazing Bono, the huge roaring tidal waves that rush in more than 60 km up the wide Kampar River in the district of Palalawan in the ...

Indonesia tightens regulation for foreign pilots

Indonesian Airline Industry Indonesia tightens regulation for foreign pilots

JAKARTA, Indonesia - Indonesian Transportation Ministry will tighten regulation for foreign pilots working for the national carriers.

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