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The Wonder of Greek Cuisine in Jakarta

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TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – A restaurant owner named Pentefragkas Panagiotis, or Panos, is known to be very friendly to his customers in the Greek cuisine restaurant named El Greco at Setiabudi One Mall, South Jakarta. Panos did not mind explaining the menus to the visitors as he realizes that Greek cuisines may not be too popular […]

March 6th, 2014 | Published in Social Culture,Tourism | Read More »

European tourists continue to flock to Bali despite economic crisis

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Promotional campaigns carried out by the government in cooperation with representatives of the tourism industry in Europe at the end of 2012 have had a positive impact, as could be seen from the rising number of European tourists visiting Bali, a tourism observer, Dewa Nyoman Putra, said on Wednesday. According to data from the Bali […]

February 6th, 2014 | Published in Tourism,TTI | Read More »

Benoa aims to be hub port for cruise ships

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Becoming increasingly popular as a destination port and turn-around port, Benoa is aiming to expand its operations to become a hub port for cruise ships. By being a hub port, Benoa would be an arrival and departure point for cruise ships from around the world, with cruise operators establishing their home base in Bali. “Cruises […]

February 6th, 2014 | Published in Economic,News,Tourism,TTI | Read More »

Minister Optimistic 2013 Tourism Target Will Be Met

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By SP/Hendro Situmorang (Jakarta Globe) Indonesia is on-course to meet its annual tourism target of 8.6 million foreign visitors as tourists continued to flock to sites in Bali and Batam, Tourism and Creative Economy Minister Mari Elka Pangestu said on Tuesday. The ministry recorded some 7.13 million foreign tourists in the first 10 months of […]

December 4th, 2013 | Published in Economic,Tourism | Read More »

Bali Beach Getaways: Surfing, Diving, Sunbathing

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Bali, the surfing paradise, gives you many beach options to go. (Burufly Photo) By Adjie Hidayat – Burufly Jakarta Globe-Many people come to the Island of Gods for the following three reasons: Sea, sand and sun. As a tropical paradise, Bali offers all three with wide array of different twists — giving you endless choices […]

July 3rd, 2013 | Published in Tourism | Read More »

More tourists find information about Indonesia from Internet

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Photo document of Sunda Kelapa Port, Jakarta, as tourism object. (ANTARA/Wahyu Putro A.) Mataram, West Nusa Tenggara (ANTARA News) – A senior official of the Tourism and Creative Economy Ministry said most tourists visiting Indonesia found information about the country from Internet. At least 61.8 percent of tourists visiting Indonesia decided to visit the country […]

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

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 »

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 »

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 »