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Articles tagged “indonesia”

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.

3 months 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.

12 months 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.

1 year 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.

1 year ago

Indonesian Passenger Plane Goes Missing Over Papua in Bad Weather

Indonesian Passenger Plane Goes Missing Over Papua in Bad Weather

Niniek Karmini, Associated Press

1 year ago

Indonesian Volcanoes Close Three Airports, Force Evacuations

Indonesian Volcanoes Close Three Airports, Force Evacuations

Associated Press

"Ring of Fire" makes a better title for a Johnny Cash song than it does a tourism slogan.

1 year ago

Indonesian Travel Disrupted as 2 Volcanoes Erupt and Close 3 Airports

Indonesian Travel Disrupted as 2 Volcanoes Erupt and Close 3 Airports

Associated Press

While it's a terrible weekend for this to happen, as least people are safe.

1 year ago

Bali Is Managing Its Own Volcanic Ash Cloud Moment

Bali Is Managing Its Own Volcanic Ash Cloud Moment

Andrew Janes, Harry Suhartono and Klaus Wille, Bloomberg

Best-case scenario is Bali can turn its volcano-inspired troubles in to tourism gold like Iceland did.

1 year ago

Indonesia Hopes Visa-Free Travel Will Double Tourism to Bali

Indonesia Hopes Visa-Free Travel Will Double Tourism to Bali

Andrew Janes, Bloomberg

Doubling visitors may be good in theory, but nobody visits Bali for it to feel like Times Square.

1 year ago

Asian Aviation Boom Creating Safety Challenges Across the Region

Asian Aviation Boom Creating Safety Challenges Across the Region

Kelvin Chan, Associated Press

Problems with regulators and safety training point to where the problem starts here, and that's with airline leadership too eager to expand and governments that to inept or outclassed to do their duty for passengers.

2 years ago

Egypt Makes It Harder for Tourists to Visit While Indonesia Opens Up

Egypt Makes It Harder for Tourists to Visit While Indonesia Opens Up

Dan Peltier, Skift

This is bad business for Egypt that certainly won't give tourists the impression that travel in Egypt is easy.

2 years ago

Indonesia’s Hotel Industry Worries as the Government Bans Meetings

Indonesia’s Hotel Industry Worries as the Government Bans Meetings

Chris Brummitt, Herdaru Purnomo and Rieka Rahadiana, Bloomberg

The U.S. hotel industry, as well as many workers who relied on it for jobs, was hit hard when the government cut back on meetings and events. It's a quick budget fix that usually hurts more than helps.

2 years ago