2013

Bali Governor Suggests the Public Avoid Rallies

DENPASAR ~ Bali Governor Made Mangku Pastika has suggested that local residents come together at monthly meetings, rather than during street rallies. “This does not mean that they are not allowed to stage a rally. As citizens, they have the right to do so according to the constitution. But they had better channel their aspirations […]

Sanur Become One of Top Destinations in Asia

DENPASAR ~ Sanur in Bali became one of 2013 top destinations in Asia which the award came from TripAdvisor. TripAdvisor, the travel site, held Travelers’ Choice Awards for Destinations on the Rise 2013. The award highlighted 54 places in the world that increasingly attract tourists. Besides in the world, Destinations on the Rise also highlighted […]

Bali and NTT to Host the 2014 Asia Pacific Hash

JAKARTA ~ Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy (Kemenparekraf) increasingly accommodate the implementation of special interest tourism activities. One that will be implemented, which is one providing cross-country (hash). 2014 Wonderful Adventure Indonesia: Asia Pacific Hash (WAI – ASPAC) will be held in Bali and East Nusa Tenggara on 10 to 13 May 2014. A […]

Indonesia Calls for Justice, Transparency in Global Trade

NUSA DUA ~ Indonesia has called for the principles of justice and transparency to be implemented in global trade negotiations to ensure that all parties benefit from any agreement. “A multilateral trading system will work only if it incorporates the principles of transparency, justice and opportunity,” Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono said at the opening […]

Australian Tourists to Bali Unaffected by Travel Advisory

KUTA ~ Australian tourists on holiday on the Indonesian island resort of Bali have said they remain unaffected by a travel advisory issued following an increase in tensions due to the recent wiretapping controversy. “We are in no way affected by the travel advisory. The wiretapping is even embarrassing Australia,” said Melissa Matheson, a tourist […]

Six Corrective Steps on Wire-Tapping Case in Progress: Minister

JAKARTA ~ Marty Natalegawa, Indonesian Foreign Affairs Minister, will ensure that the government follows the six road-map steps in handling the wiretapping case by the Australian intelligence. “We will carry out the six continuation steps, as announced by the president on November 26, to begin the matter’s settlement process,” confirmed Marty during the meeting in […]

Foreign Tourists Visit to Bali Increase 9.59 Percent

DENPASAR ~ Bali welcomed 2.67 million foreign tourists visit during January to October 2013 an increase of 9.59 percent over the same period in previous year, which recorded 2.43 million people. “They mostly come through Ngurah Rai Airport, Bali using a direct flight from the country, only 20,371 people who come through the sea port […]

Airport Development Budget to Be Raised For Better Tourism

DENPASAR ~ The Ministry of Transportation will continue to increase the airport development budget, particularly for the Komodo Airport in Labuhan Bajo, East Nusa Tenggara, Deputy Transportation Minister Bambang Susantono said. “We will continue to ramp up our budget program for the development of transportation infrastructure, especially at the airport in Labuhan Bajo,” Bambang said, […]