Category: Indonesia travel news

Indonesia Travel & Tourism News for visitors. Indonesia, officially the Republic of Indonesia, is a country in Southeast Asia, between the Indian and Pacific oceans. It is the world's largest island country, with more than seventeen thousand islands, and at 1,904,569 square kilometres, the 14th largest by land area and 7th in the combined sea and land area.

Indonesia becomes first signatory of UNWTO Tourism Ethics Convention
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Indonesia becomes first signatory of UNWTO Tourism Ethics Convention

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 2, 2020

The Republic of Indonesia has become the first signatory of the Framework Convention on Tourism Ethics, the landmark instrument created ... Read More

Bali Hotel Association Cleans up Beaches
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Bali Hotel Association Cleans up Beaches

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- September 22, 2020

On September 19, 2020 , 75 members and over 622 participants from the Bali Hotels Association took part in the ... Read More

Indonesia announces plans to develop medical tourism industry
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Indonesia announces plans to develop medical tourism industry

mm Harry S. Johnson- August 19, 2020

In a bid to create a new source of national income and to deliver quality medical care to its citizens, ... Read More

Strong earthquake strikes southwest of Sumatra, Indonesia, no tsunami warning issued
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Strong earthquake strikes southwest of Sumatra, Indonesia, no tsunami warning issued

mm Harry S. Johnson- August 18, 2020

Strong, Magnitude 6.8 earthquake struck Southwest of Sumatra, Indonesia on Tuesday, 18 August 2020. Date & time: Tuesday, 18 August ... Read More

Countries Americans can travel to on vacation during COVID-19
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Countries Americans can travel to on vacation during COVID-19

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- July 19, 2020

With 3,844,271 Americans were sick with the Coronavirus after 47,5 million were tested out of a total population of 331 ... Read More

Powerful quake strikes Indonesia off the coast of Java
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Powerful quake strikes Indonesia off the coast of Java

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 7, 2020

Powerful earthquake has struck Indonesia off the coast of Java today. The 6.6 magnitude undersea quake was felt at 9.54 ... Read More

Indonesia imposes new health protocols on tourism destinations
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Indonesia imposes new health protocols on tourism destinations

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 30, 2020

Indonesian Tourism and Creative Economy Ministry has prepared health protocols called the program of cleanliness, health and safety (CHS), that ... Read More

Indonesia announces blanket ban on all domestic air and sea travel
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Indonesia announces blanket ban on all domestic air and sea travel

mm Chief Assignment Editor- April 23, 2020

Indonesia's Transport Ministry officials announced today that the country will suspend all domestic air and sea travel starting tomorrow. Domestic ... Read More

National emergency: Indonesia bans all arrivals and transits by foreigners
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National emergency: Indonesia bans all arrivals and transits by foreigners

mm Chief Assignment Editor- March 31, 2020

Indonesia's President Joko Widodo declared a national public health emergency over COVID-19 epidemic today, and announced measures to help people ... Read More

AYANA Hotels announce new Executive appointments
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AYANA Hotels announce new Executive appointments

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 23, 2020

Located just 12 kilometers from the international airport in Bali Yana Hotel enjoys a majestic 1.3-kilometer cliff coastline above the ... Read More

Indonesia Government Statement: No more visa on arrival due to COVID-19
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Indonesia Government Statement: No more visa on arrival due to COVID-19

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 17, 2020

The Indonesian Government continues to follow closely WHO situation report on the spread of Coronavirus. Given the increasing number of ... Read More

Asia Coronavirus COVID-19 Update: Travel Restrictions, Current Situation
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Asia Coronavirus COVID-19 Update: Travel Restrictions, Current Situation

editor editor- March 5, 2020

In early January 2020, a cluster of pneumonia cases of unknown cause was detected in Wuhan City, Hubei, China. The ... Read More

Indonesian Tourism Minister: Very concerned!
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Indonesian Tourism Minister: Very concerned!

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 4, 2020

Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy, Wishnutama Kusubandio, responds to the latest information of two Indonesian citizens who were stated positively for the coronavirus. According ... Read More

272 million people at risk for Coronavirus in Indonesia
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272 million people at risk for Coronavirus in Indonesia

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 2, 2020

Indonesia is the largest Muslim country in the world with 272 million citizens. Indonesia had been doing a fantastic job ... Read More

Are Japanese travelers spreading Coronavirus unknowingly?
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Are Japanese travelers spreading Coronavirus unknowingly?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 23, 2020

A Japanese man has tested positive for the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) shortly after returning from a visit to Indonesia, ... Read More

Bali tourism: 40 thousand tourists lost over coronavirus fears
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Bali tourism: 40 thousand tourists lost over coronavirus fears

mm Chief Assignment Editor- February 11, 2020

According to the latest report, about 20 thousand tourists canceled their trips to the island of Bali since the outbreak ... Read More

Award-winning new General Manager helms The Ritz-Carlton, Bali
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Award-winning new General Manager helms The Ritz-Carlton, Bali

mm Chief Assignment Editor- February 7, 2020

Luxury beachfront resort, The Ritz-Carlton, Bali welcomed John Woolley as their new General Manager. Bringing over 20 years' experience with ... Read More

Hotel Operator goes all out in Indonesia and Malaysia
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Hotel Operator goes all out in Indonesia and Malaysia

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 17, 2020

Hotel Management Japan Co. Ltd. (HMJ), a prominent hotel operator that manages some of Japan's renowned hotels such as the ... Read More

World-Class Indonesian Travel Destination invites investors
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World-Class Indonesian Travel Destination invites investors

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 14, 2020

From its beautiful white sandy beach to its clear blue waters, an array of color and underwater life, plus 28 ... Read More

Indonesia is getting struck by strong Earthquakes
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Indonesia is getting struck by strong Earthquakes

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 7, 2020

People panicked and ran outside their homes when a 6.2 earthquake hit quake hit just off the coast of Simeulue ... Read More

Sex tourism and prostitution: Which destinations are safe?
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Sex tourism and prostitution: Which destinations are safe?

editor editor- November 26, 2019

Some travelers specifically plan to travel to fulfill their sexual desires. Call it a sexually-indulgent holiday, if you will. They ... Read More

Most unique tourism destination in Indonesia is in Aceh
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Most unique tourism destination in Indonesia is in Aceh

eTN Managing Editor eTN Managing Editor- November 24, 2019

The most unique tourism destination at the Indonesian Tourism Award (API) event organized by the Tourism and Creative Economic Ministry ... Read More

Strong earthquake rocks Papua region, Indonesia, no tsunami warning issued
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Strong earthquake rocks Papua region, Indonesia, no tsunami warning issued

mm Chief Assignment Editor- November 23, 2019

Strong Magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck Papua region, Indonesia today. So far there have been no reports of casualties or structural ... Read More

No tsunami threat to Hawaii after major Molucca Sea earthquake
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No tsunami threat to Hawaii after major Molucca Sea earthquake

mm Chief Assignment Editor- November 14, 2019

Powerful Magnitude 7.1 earthquake struck at Northern Molucca Sea (Indonesia) on Thursday, 14 November 2019. No tsunami warning for Hawaii ... Read More

Ovolo Group expands to Bali with Kuta Beach hotel purchase
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Ovolo Group expands to Bali with Kuta Beach hotel purchase

mm Chief Assignment Editor- November 1, 2019

Ovolo Group announced the purchase today of the Citadines Kuta Beach Bali, the group's first property outside Hong Kong and ... Read More

What Boeing says after the Lion Air Flight 610 crash report?
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What Boeing says after the Lion Air Flight 610 crash report?

mm Chief Assignment Editor- October 25, 2019

How safe is Boeing 737 Max. This was a question constantly asked after Lion Air in Indonesia's deadly crash and ... Read More

Where to get a Tattoo without Needles, Pain and an Infection?
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Where to get a Tattoo without Needles, Pain and an Infection?

eTN Managing Editor eTN Managing Editor- October 13, 2019

Not all tattoos are carried out with needles and pain. A henna tattoo is one of the exceptions to the ... Read More

Russian  attack helicopter destroys VIP stands at Indonesian military parade
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Russian attack helicopter destroys VIP stands at Indonesian military parade

mm Chief Assignment Editor- October 9, 2019

Russian Mi-35 attack helicopter was taking part in a military parade held in Indonesia, when the pilot flew too low ... Read More

World’s largest inflatable aqua park in Indonesia breaks Guinness World Record
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World’s largest inflatable aqua park in Indonesia breaks Guinness World Record

mm Chief Assignment Editor- September 19, 2019

The world’s leading floating water park brand Wibit together with their authorized partner for Indonesia, PT. Ecomarine Indo Pelago, today ... Read More

Indonesia to abandon sinking Jakarta, build new capital on Borneo
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Indonesia to abandon sinking Jakarta, build new capital on Borneo

mm Chief Assignment Editor- August 26, 2019

The President of Indonesia said that the country's capital will be moved to an area that forms part of the ... Read More

Hotelivate fills senior positions in Asia
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Hotelivate fills senior positions in Asia

editor editor- August 14, 2019

Hotelivate hospitality consulting firm announced the formal launch of its Indonesia office in Jakarta today. With the new opening, Hotelivate ... Read More

’10-foot tsunami’ warning issued after magnitude 7 Indonesia earthquake
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’10-foot tsunami’ warning issued after magnitude 7 Indonesia earthquake

mm Chief Assignment Editor- August 2, 2019

Indonesian authorities issued a tsunami warning and ordered people to evacuate their homes after a huge magnitude 7 earthquake struck ... Read More

Hotelbeds announces Bali as host destination for 2nd edition of MarketHub Asia
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Hotelbeds announces Bali as host destination for 2nd edition of MarketHub Asia

mm Chief Assignment Editor- July 23, 2019

Hotelbeds, the world’s leading bedbank, has chosen Bali as the host destination for the 2nd edition of Hotelbeds´ MarketHub Asia ... Read More

Swiss-Belhotel Serpong opens in Jakarta
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Swiss-Belhotel Serpong opens in Jakarta

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- July 22, 2019

Swiss-Belhotel Serpong, a new upscale hotel in the thriving satellite city of Serpong, just 21km southwest of Jakarta opened. The ... Read More

Komodo Island shutting its doors to tourism
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Komodo Island shutting its doors to tourism

editor editor- July 19, 2019

The Indonesian government announced today, Friday, July 19, 2019, that it will ban tourism by closing Komodo Island in 2020. ... Read More

Lion Air becomes first Airbus A330neo operator in Asia-Pacific region
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Lion Air becomes first Airbus A330neo operator in Asia-Pacific region

mm Chief Assignment Editor- July 19, 2019

Indonesian carrier Lion Air has received its first Airbus A330-900, becoming the first airline from the Asia-Pacific region to fly ... Read More