Articles tagged “indonesia”

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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.

1 year 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.

1 year 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.

1 year 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.

1 year 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.

1 year 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.

1 year ago

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 year 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.

2 years 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.

2 years 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?

2 years 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.

2 years 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.

2 years ago