Articles tagged “indonesia”

How Nihi Hotels Adds a Wild Side to Luxury Travel

How Nihi Hotels Adds a Wild Side to Luxury Travel

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Modern luxury doesn't necessarily need overly formal staff and a stuffy atmosphere. It can be "consistently inconsistent," and yet still be totally unforgettable.

1 month ago

Indonesia Steps Up Efforts to Attract Tourists to Help Trim Its Deficit

Indonesia Steps Up Efforts to Attract Tourists to Help Trim Its Deficit

Viriya Singgih and Rieka Rahadiana, Bloomberg

The strong U.S. dollar has implications beyond making it more expensive for many travelers to visit the United States; it's also making other countries like Indonesia increasingly desperate to get more tourists through the door.

4 months ago

Tourist Arrivals to Indonesia May Fall After Terror Attacks

Tourist Arrivals to Indonesia May Fall After Terror Attacks

Viriya Singgih, Bloomberg

The terror attacks are troubling, but tourism has traditionally been resilient as long as there is a period of peace. Indonesia could use some calm.

6 months ago

The Selfie Comes First in This Indonesian Tourism Village

The Selfie Comes First in This Indonesian Tourism Village

Shelly Banjo, Bloomberg

Selfies aren't cutting it. It's now standard for tour companies to build professional photography into their packages, for those who can afford it -- the photographer, the wardrobe, the props, and the equipment to hang you off a cliff. When did a day trip to a park become America's Next Top Luxury Traveler?

9 months ago

Interview: Nihi Hotels CEO on Creating a Cult Property That’s Distinctly Luxurious

Interview: Nihi Hotels CEO on Creating a Cult Property That’s Distinctly Luxurious

Colin Nagy, Skift

It takes old-school hospitality expertise and new-school marketing hustle to create a cult property from scratch. Nihi Sumba Island seems to be the culmination of both, plus it has the right capital and vision.

10 months ago

Bali Airport Reopens but Disruption Likely to Continue

Bali Airport Reopens but Disruption Likely to Continue

Stephen Wright, Associated Press

Airlines are cautious when it comes to volcanic eruptions because of the damage particles can do to aircraft engines. The airport may have reopened but any change in the weather or an increase in activity could see it shut down again.

12 months ago

Indonesia Condemns Travel Advisory as Excessive Amid Bali Volcano Eruption

Indonesia Condemns Travel Advisory as Excessive Amid Bali Volcano Eruption

Rieka Rahadiana and Yudith Ho, Bloomberg

A volcanic eruption is never good for locals or seasonal tourism. What it can do, as it did in the case of Iceland, is actually raise the profile of your destination in the public eye. However, Bali's profile isn't exactly hidden.

12 months ago

Indonesia is Building New Bali-Like Destinations to Lure More Chinese Tourists

Indonesia is Building New Bali-Like Destinations to Lure More Chinese Tourists

Karlis Salna, Bloomberg

Bali has a history of over-developing its environment and slowly eroding the peace and tranquility many tourists go there for. More development won't solve that problem but perhaps the government can learn from past mistakes.

1 year ago

Indonesia’s Worries About Zika Turn Into Screenings for Singapore Passengers

Indonesia’s Worries About Zika Turn Into Screenings for Singapore Passengers

Niniek Karmini and Stephen Wright, Associated Press

Zika's potential to have a wide-spread, decades-long impact separates it from other recent global health scares ranging from avian flu to even Ebola. It's up to governments to quickly and wisely respond to threats to prevent large outbreaks.

2 years ago

Indonesia’s Aviation Safety Can’t Keep Pace With Its Rapid Growth

Indonesia’s Aviation Safety Can’t Keep Pace With Its Rapid Growth

Chris Brummitt and Kyunghee Park, Bloomberg

Rapid growth, a skills shortage, and a geographically challenging environment are already a challenge. But when you add in a focus on very low fares, it's a recipe for trouble.

3 years ago

Tourists and Locals Stuck on Indonesian Islands After Volcanic Eruption

Tourists and Locals Stuck on Indonesian Islands After Volcanic Eruption

Firdia Lisnawati, Associated Press

Between volcanoes and forest fires, flights in southeast Asia are facing a season of challenges.

3 years ago

Uber Cries Foul as Indonesian Police Seize 30 Cars

Uber Cries Foul as Indonesian Police Seize 30 Cars

Chris Brummitt and Fathiya Dahrul, Bloomberg

Uber is fighting entrenched special interests all over the world and sometimes, such as in France and now Indonesia, things get rough. Consumer demand will likely have a lot to do with how things play out in Indonesia.

3 years ago