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Indonesian Tourism Minister Outlines Strategy in Attracting Visitors From Abroad to Nation’s Shores

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Indonesia’s Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy Mari Pangestu poses for a picture following an interview with Reuters in Ottawa on March 25, 2013. (Reuters Photo/Chris Wattie) By Shoeb K. Zainuddin Jakarta Globe – As Indonesia’s minister for tourism and creative economy, Mari Elka Pangestu has explored some of the most pristine spots in the […]

June 25th, 2013 | Published in Social Culture,Tourism | Read More »

The Magical Land: North Sumatra

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A haven for surfers, Nias prides its string for beaches with spectacular waves. (Burufly Photo). By Adjie Hidayat – Burufly Jakarta Globe-Lake Toba, Samosir Island, Nias, the island’s stone-jumping ceremony, Bukit Lawang with orangutans inhabiting its hills, Arabica coffee of Mandailing, and many more are the bounties of nature and culture of North Sumatra. The […]

June 19th, 2013 | Published in Tourism | Read More »

Indonesia remains attractive to oil and gas investment

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President Yudhoyono has also formed a team to trim business licensing process in order to encourage investment. (ANTARA/Aguk Sudarmojo) Jakarta (ANTARA News) – President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has convinced the industrialists that Indonesia remained attractive to oil and gas investment. The head of state made the statement when he opened the 37th Indonesia Petroleum Association […]

May 17th, 2013 | Published in Economic,Investment | Read More »

Indonesia Investment Forum to be held in Singapore in May

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Jakarta (ANTARA News) – PowerPR and Investor Daily Indonesia will organize the Indonesia Investment Forum (IIF) in Singapore, on May 15-17, 2013, Christovita Wiloto, PowerPR CEO Asia Pacific, said “The topic of this forum is discussing various investment opportunities in Indonesia, and opening a dialogue between the Indonesian Government, Indonesian enterprises as investment targets and […]

April 29th, 2013 | Published in Economic,Investment | Read More »

New destinations lure cruise liners

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Nurfika Osman, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta As Asia continues to display steady economic growth, its waters have become major destinations for international cruise ships over the past few years. Indonesia, the largest economy in Southeast Asia, is no exception. According to data from the Tourism and Creative Economy Ministry, Indonesia has seen its cruise calls […]

April 22nd, 2013 | Published in Economic,Tourism | Read More »

Indonesia Investment Rose Last Quarter as Volkswagen Plans Entry

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Volkswagen Tiguan cars are pictured in a production line at the plant of German carmaker Volkswagen in Wolfsburg, in this March 7, 2012 file photo. Volkswagen is seeking opportunities in Indonesia. (Reuters Photo/Fabian Bimmer) Jakarta Globe – Indonesia’s investment rose last quarter as more companies boosted or started operations in Southeast Asia’s largest economy. Investment […]

April 22nd, 2013 | Published in Economic,Investment | Read More »

Tourist arrivals in Indonesia up 14.5 pct in February

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(ANTARA/M. Risyal Hidayat) Jakarta (ANTARA News) – More than 678.4 thousand tourists visited Indonesia in February 2013, up 14.5 percent from 592.5 thousand in the same period last year, according to the Central Statistics Agency (BPS). Compared to January 2013, the number of tourist arrivals in February 2013 represented a 10.43 percent increase, BPS chief […]

April 2nd, 2013 | Published in Economic,Tourism | Read More »

Indonesia to see robust tourism trade at ITB Berlin

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Otniel Tamindael Jakarta, Jan 19 (ANTARA) – Indonesia is expected to see robust tourism trade at the Internationale Tourismus-Borse Berlin, better known as ITB Berlin, in Germany this year. Recognised as the world`s largest travel trade expo, ITB Berlin will be held at the Messe Berlin International Convention Center for five days from March 6 […]

January 21st, 2013 | Published in Tourism | Read More »

2012 Investment Realization in Indonesia May Top $31 Billion, a Record

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Foreign direct investment in Indonesia, which is estimated to have hit US$21 billion in 2011, is expected to reach $31 billion in 2012 as the country draws in multinationals keen to set up base in a market that offers long-term potential. (Bloomberg Photo). Jakarta Globe-ID/Ridho Syukra Indonesia is expected to have received more than Rp […]

January 21st, 2013 | Published in Economic,Investment | Read More »

More than 300 foreign cruise ships to visit RI this year


Port call: A tourist heads to her cruise ship, the “Legend Of The Seas”, from Singapore at Benoa port in Bali in this file photo dated Jan. 16, 2012. At least 306 cruise ships are expected to visit Indonesian ports in 2013, a 43 percent surge from the number of calls made throughout 2012. Antara/Nyoman […]

January 3rd, 2013 | Published in Economic,Tourism | Read More »