Daisy Dumas – Balinese police are investigating the catastrophic failure of a lift that left five hotel workers dead at a resort on Friday.
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September 1, 2023
Arnoldus Kristianus, Jakarta – The number of international arrivals has soared by 196.85 percent to reach 6.31 million in the first seven months of the year compared to the same period
August 22, 2023
Jakarta – Starting in February of next year, the provincial government of Bali will implement a $10 charge for foreign tourists.
August 14, 2023
Sentani, Jubi – The one-hectare sago forest on the outskirts of Sereh Village in Sentani District, Jayapura Regency, has turned it into a sought-after tourist destination.
August 7, 2023
Denpasar, Bali – Indonesia's resort island of Bali has deported more foreigners in the first seven months of this year than the whole of last year, with an expert noting that the immigr
August 4, 2023
Deni Ghifari, Jakarta – The government has pointed to high airfares as one reason for the sluggish recovery of the tourist industry from the pandemic-induced downturn.
July 27, 2023
Venkat Gunasellan – Planning a vacation on the Island of Gods soon? Then it is worth knowing the new law enforcement that's happening in Bali.
July 19, 2023
Natalie B. Compton – Niluh Djelantik has been on vacation abroad, but the Balinese influencer is still getting texts from frustrated friends, family and fans back at home.
Yohana Belinda, Jakarta – The government has yet to determine its stance on Bali's US$10 foreign tourist tax with the Tourism Ministry saying it is still reviewing the policy and seekin
July 14, 2023
Yohana Belinda, Jakarta – Recovery continues apace in Indonesia's tourism industry, with the number of foreign arrivals in the first five months of 2023 increasing 312 percent year-on-y
July 12, 2023
Jakarta – The Indonesian resort haven of Bali will impose a Rp 150,000 (US$10) tax on tourists entering the 'Island of Gods' from next year to preserve its culture, officials said Wedne
July 5, 2023
Jayanty Nada Shofa, Jakarta – The endemic phase is here and Indonesia is welcoming travelers with improved infrastructure as the country aims for economic growth above 5 percent.
July 4, 2023
Bella Evangelista, Jakarta – Indonesian Tourism Minister Sandiaga Uno responded with a more lenient approach to reports that Indonesian rice terraces were mistakenly featured in a Phili
July 3, 2023
Heru Andriyanto, Jakarta – The number of foreign visitors to Indonesia has experienced a significant increase, quadrupling in the first five months of the year compared to the same peri
June 29, 2023
Josephine Parsons – Among the world-famous paddy fields and rainforests of Ubud, at a "welfare-certified conservation park", a baby elephant named Krishna poses for selfies with tourist
June 22, 2023
Deni Ghifari, Jakarta – The end of a facility that allowed visitors from dozens of countries to enter Indonesia without a visa will not hurt the tourist industry and will instead improv
June 21, 2023
Bogor – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo said on Wednesday the abrupt decision to repeal the visa-free entry policy has been preceded by careful considerations.
Antara, Jakarta – Indonesia has been elected as a member of the Executive Board of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), representing the East Asia and Pacific region,
June 19, 2023
Indonesia has temporarily halted its visa-free policy for 159 countries. Of those, travelers from 92 countries can still obtain a Visa on Arrival (VOA) before entering the country.
June 18, 2023
Antara, Jakarta – Indonesia officially complies with the international code for the protection of tourists formulated by the United Nations of World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) as an e
June 12, 2023
Riri Rahayu (Antara), Jakarta – The Indonesia Tourism Scholars Association (ICPI) expert Azril Azahari stated that the new capital area in East Kalimantan has different characteristics
June 11, 2023
Thomas Bywater – Access to Bali's 22 mountains is to be forbidden indefinitely following a government crackdown.
June 6, 2023
Tempo.Co, Ninis Chairunissa, Jakarta – Indonesia managed to grab the Top Muslim Friendly Destination of The Year 2023 in the Mastercard Crescent Rating Global Muslim Travel Index (GMTI)
Chris Barrett and Karuni Rompies, Singapore/Jakarta – Six weeks after being arrested for running amok in deeply conservative Aceh, Australian tradesman Bodhi Mani Risby-Jones has been r
Jakarta – When announcing the government's plan to launch a golden visa program, Tourism and Creative Economy Minister Sandiaga Uno said the policy would be a "game changer" in the effo
Antara, Jakarta – The number of foreign tourist arrivals to Bali from January to April 2023 nearly reach the number before the COVID-19 pandemic.
June 3, 2023
Jakarta – The authorities in Bali have issued a card that outlines the dos and don'ts for foreign tourists visiting the Indonesian resort island after several incidents of foreigners di
May 24, 2023
Amilia Rosa and Chris Barrett, Denpasar – For more than two years Bali was starved of overseas tourists as the COVID-19 pandemic wreaked havoc around the world.
May 3, 2023
Investor Daily, Jakarta – Indonesia welcomed 2.24 million foreign travelers in the first quarter of 2023, marking a 508.87 percent increase compared to just 369,180 international touris
April 30, 2023
Karuni Rompies and Chris Barrett, Simeulue, Indonesia – The chief of the village where an Australian man embarked on an alleged naked rampage after drinking from a bottle of vodka says
April 28, 2023
Chris Barrett and Karuni Rompies – A young Australian man has been arrested in Indonesia's ultra-conservative Aceh province, accused of an alcohol-fuelled, naked rampage outside a beach
April 18, 2023
Jakarta – It did not take long for potential solutions to emerge after reports about foreign tourists misbehaving in Bali spread far and wide.
April 14, 2023
Rebecca Ratcliffe, Bangkok – Indonesia is considering imposing a tax for tourists after a series of incidents in which badly behaved foreigners have violated laws or customs, according
Deni Ghifari, Jakarta – The government is considering a tax for foreign tourists after controversial incidents made their rounds on social media, but industry associations warn that bus
April 11, 2023
Natalie B. Compton and Gabe Hiatt – Shannon Smith had been to Bali before, but it was her first trip back since the pandemic.
April 4, 2023
Ade Irma Junida, Nabil Ihsan, Jakarta – Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan is seeking to heighten control on the tourism sector on Bali Is
April 3, 2023
Jakarta – Foreign visitors to Indonesia in February were down 4.62 per cent from the previous month, data from the statistics bureau showed on Monday.
April 1, 2023
Stanley Widianto – Indonesian property firm PT MNC Land launched on Friday a 1,040 hectare (2,570 acre) tourism complex on Java island, where former U.S.
March 31, 2023
Minister of Justice and Human Rights Yasonna Laoly, who oversees matters related to immigration in the country, has something to say about the increasing number of foreign nationals rid
March 27, 2023
Ni Komang Erviani, Denpasar – The Denpasar immigration office in Bali deported on Saturday two Polish nationals accused of ignoring the strictures of Nyepi (Day of Silence) on Wednesday
March 25, 2023
Jakarta – Authorities of Bali are cracking down on delinquent behaviors of foreign nationals, launching a special police operation last week.
March 18, 2023
Madeleine Achenza – Bali has long been a top holiday spot for Aussies, but the tide may be turning as stricter rules are introduced on the party island.
March 15, 2023
Bali, Indonesia – Russians have poured into Bali in droves since the invasion of Ukraine.
March 13, 2023
Antara, Jakarta – Bali Governor Wayan Koster asked the Ministry of Law and Human Rights to cancel the Visa on Arrival (VoA) policy for Russian and Ukrainian citizens in Bali.
Bali – Popular tourist destination Bali has had enough of unruly riders.
March 7, 2023
While most money changers in Bali are honest, there's no denying that there are some scam artists out there ready to con unwitting tourists. But how exactly do they do it?
Antoinette Milienos – Bali officials have launched a public campaign designed to crackdown on inappropriately dressed tourists and travellers who flout local rules and customs.
Amilia Rosa and Chris Barrett, Bali – With a bucket in hand, Wayan Wetra collects rubbish and tree branches strewn across the sand near the stall where he sells drinks and snacks at Kut
March 6, 2023
Ninis Chairunnisa, Jakarta – Foreign tourists in Bali are again under the spotlight on social media for riding vehicles with fake license plates.
March 2, 2023
Apriadi Gunawan, Toba, North Sumatra – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo has called for greater improvement to the tourist facilities at Lake Toba in North Sumatra, after observing their s