Articles tagged “indonesia”

Indonesia President Wants to Create ’10 New Balis’ to Grow Tourism

Indonesia President Wants to Create ’10 New Balis’ to Grow Tourism

Niniek Karmini and Karin Laub, Associated Press

Bali is on many a traveler's bucket list, but centering a nation's entire tourism economy around a single destination is rarely a sustainable strategy. That's why Indonesia President Joko Widodo's new tourism plan sounds like a prudent one.

2 weeks ago

Former CEO of Indonesian Airline Garuda Detained in Corruption Probe

Former CEO of Indonesian Airline Garuda Detained in Corruption Probe

Harry Suhartono and Tassia Sipahutar, Bloomberg

This will leave Satar in a sorry state if proven true, as he did a lot for Garuda when he was CEO and president director from 2005 to 2014.

2 weeks ago

Lion Air Indonesia Looks Beyond Crash With Possible $1 Billion IPO

Lion Air Indonesia Looks Beyond Crash With Possible $1 Billion IPO

Fathiya Dahrul, Elffie Chew, Joyce Koh and Crystal Tse, Bloomberg

Lion Air is revisiting its IPO plans, even as its crash last October is being kept in the news by the latest Boeing 737 Max crisis. May not be the best timing.

5 months ago

Will Indonesia’s Olympics Bid Ever Have a Tourism Upside?

Will Indonesia’s Olympics Bid Ever Have a Tourism Upside?

Raini Hamdi, Skift

Without doubt, Indonesia is one economy in Southeast Asia that has made much progress. But its 2032 bid for the Olympics still comes as a surprise. While the event may force the country to build much-needed infrastructure, it may also break its bank. With poverty still widespread, that would be a shame and could backfire.

6 months ago

Complaints About High Airfares Led Indonesia to Lower Jet Fuel Prices

Complaints About High Airfares Led Indonesia to Lower Jet Fuel Prices

Eko Listiyorini, Bloomberg

Indonesia President Joko Widodo threatened the state energy company that he would let private companies enter the market if it didn't lower fuel prices to an acceptable level. That threat seemed to have helped.

6 months ago

Indonesia Competes With Asian Neighbors in Airport Expansion Drive

Indonesia Competes With Asian Neighbors in Airport Expansion Drive

Fathiya Dahrul , Bloomberg

For a change, welcomed news for Indonesia, which was hit last year by a series of disasters. The country is slated for a rapid airport expansion. It needs it, as domestic market is huge while the government wants more foreign arrivals in its bid to reduce dependence on oil and gas.

6 months ago

Indonesia Enjoyed Record Tourism in 2018

Indonesia Enjoyed Record Tourism in 2018

Tassia Sipahutar, Bloomberg

Indonesia never drew so many visitors as it did last year, especially from Malaysia and China. But the country still missed its target to draw 17 million visitors, after it was struck by multiple earthquakes and tsunamis. We wish it better luck, on all fronts, next year.

7 months ago

Lion Air Jet’s Cockpit Voice Recorder Found

Lion Air Jet’s Cockpit Voice Recorder Found

Associated Press

If the voice recorder is undamaged, it could provide much-needed answers to the worst airline disaster in Indonesia since 1997. The families of the 189 people who died would welcome that.

7 months ago

Indonesian Tsunami Claims Over 168 Lives, Destroys Tourism Infrastructure

Indonesian Tsunami Claims Over 168 Lives, Destroys Tourism Infrastructure

Rieka Rahadiana, Bloomberg

Indonesia' tourism ministry has halted promotional activities on Lampung and Banten, two popular destinations hit by a tsunami Saturday night, local time. The latest crisis also brings back painful memories of the Asian tsunami on Boxing Day 2004.

8 months ago

How Radisson’s Foray Into Indonesia Was Undone by Betrayal

How Radisson’s Foray Into Indonesia Was Undone by Betrayal

Raini Hamdi, Skift

A sense of betrayal, conflict of interest, and constant changes at the global hotel chain all contributed to the breakup of Radisson Hotel Group’s joint venture with Panorama Group to expand Radisson brands in Indonesia. It seems to be a story on how not to do a partnership.

8 months ago

Lion Air Aircraft That Crashed Experienced Tech Problems on 4 Previous Flights

Lion Air Aircraft That Crashed Experienced Tech Problems on 4 Previous Flights

Niniek Karmini, Associated Press

It's clear already that doomed Lion Air flight shouldn't have taken off given what we now know about the aircraft's problems. The pilots apparently were dealing with multiple failures simultaneously.

9 months ago

Grab’s Tie-Up With Indonesia Tourism Gives a Glimpse of Ambitions Beyond Ridehailing

Grab’s Tie-Up With Indonesia Tourism Gives a Glimpse of Ambitions Beyond Ridehailing

Raini Hamdi, Skift

Grab’s partnership with Indonesia’s tourism ministry, the first of its kind between a national tourism body and a ridehailing platform, reveals one of the initial ways it is trying to become Southeast Asia’s super app for a plethora of travel services.

9 months ago