New presidential regulations have come into force in Indonesia making it easier for yachts to enter its territorial waters. The change in regulations is expected to boost investments, particularly in tourism and its supporting industries.
With Eyjafjallajökull in Iceland and Chile’s Puyehue-Cordon Caulle having both faded from the headlines in recent months, it is now Indonesia’s turn to experience its share of volcanic disruption. Mount Lokon, on the Indonesian island Sulawesi, has begun to erupt, forcing thousands of local inhabitants to flee.
Bandar Lampung will be host of this year’s Indonesia’s annual travel mart Tourism Indonesia Mart&Expo (TIME) or Pasar Wisata Indonesia.
All 27 passengers who were traveling onboard the Indonesian passenger aircraft that crashed into the sea on Saturday were killed.
The Indonesian city of Yogyakarta has been declared safe and fully accessible for tourists following the eruption of the nearby Mount Merapi volcano last October. Most of the tourist infrastructure has not been affected by the eruption and the rapid response of the Indonesian authorities and the international community has allowed for a quick return to normality.
The Indonesian government has laid out an ambitious infrastructure programme which includes the construction of 14 new airports starting next year. This will include an increase in capital expenditure of 28 percent next year as the government aims to build more bridges, roads, ports and airports to boost growth in Southeast Asia’s biggest economy.
Jakarta - The death toll from last week’s powerful earthquakes that struck Indonesia’s easternmost province of Papua has risen to 17, the National Disaster Management Agency said Monday.
The ten members of the Association of the South-eastern Asian Nations will officially launch their new consumer destination marketing campaign at ITB Berlin this week. The campaign – entitled South-east Asia: Feel the warmth - is designed to travellers to plan trips, estimate costs, check availability and book through a unique map-based trip planner.
As the final numbers on Asia’s 2008 tourism performance are tallied, preliminary results from different sources suggest that the winners in terms of inbound tourism included Indonesia with 17 percent and Macau with 10 percent. Southeast and South Asia tied for best performing sub-region, with average increases of 4 percent each.