M Khory Alfarizi, Jakarta – The Indonesian Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy said that there has been a significant uptrend in the number of foreign tourist arrivals.
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November 11, 2022
October 28, 2022
Dio Suhenda and Nur Janti, Jakarta – Married couples of mixed Indonesian and non-Indonesian citizenship have welcomed the government's "second home" stay permit program – which will all
Hannah Sampson – Indonesia is the latest country to dangle a lure for foreigners seeking to live abroad – but you had better check your bank account before plotting a new life on the be
October 26, 2022
Norman Harsono and Soraya Permatasari – Indonesia has entered the race to attract wealthy global citizens for long-term stays in bolstering growth of Southeast Asia's largest economy wi
October 21, 2022
The Indonesian Hotel and Restaurant Association (PHRI) says unmarried couples getting jailed for checking in to a hotel room simply does not check out, as such a morality-based law woul
October 18, 2022
Riri Rahayu, Jakarta – Tourism and Creative Economy Minister Sandiaga Uno hoped that the price of airplane tickets during the year-end holiday period will not increase significantly and
October 14, 2022
Jakarta – Things were looking so good for Bali when the year was young.
September 15, 2022
Jakarta – Indonesia is trying to attract more so-called "digital nomads" to its tropical shores by offering a more flexible visa, the country's tourism minister said, in a move welcomed
August 8, 2022
Following reports about a foreigner almost becoming a victim of theft in Kuta, a clip showing locals 'sweeping' the streets in the area for any sus individuals went viral over the weeke
August 3, 2022
Riani Sanusi Putri, Hendartyo Hanggi, Jakarta – The Indonesian Consumers Foundation (YLKI) chairperson Tulus Abadi on Wednesday responded to the current heated debate on the increased e
Fajar Pebrianto, Jakarta – Member of the East Nusa Tenggara (NTT) House of Representatives (DPR) Law Commission, Benny Kabur Harman, has called for the National Police Chief to free the
Hamdan C Ismail, Eka Yudha Saputra, Moh Khory Alfarizi, Jakarta – The Labuan Bajo association of the local tourism industry claims that West Manggarai tourism is being monopolized by th
August 1, 2022
Jakarta – A new, increased fee to visit Komodo and Padar islands in Komodo National Park, East Nusa Tenggara, has become effective on Monday, along with a government-imposed limit for t
July 19, 2022
Ryan Dagur – Residents on Indonesia's Catholic majority island of Flores are up against a government move that allegedly aims to commercialize and establish a monopoly in the growing to
July 18, 2022
Jakarta – Tourism and Creative Economy Minister Sandiaga Uno's plan to woo more foreign tourists to Indonesia, especially Bali, through a digital nomad visa deserves the full support an
Resty Woro Yuniar – Tourists to Indonesia's iconic Komodo National Park will have to shell out nearly US$250 (S$349) from next month, instead of US$10, to see the deadly wild and endang
July 13, 2022
Dili – The interfaith organization for religious tourism in Timor-Leste has urged the government to draw up special rules to preserve sacred places that will become religious tourism si
July 1, 2022
Francisca Christy Rosana, Jakarta – Statistics Indonesia (BPS) recorded that the number of foreign visits to the country in May 2022 sharply increased by 1,382.45 percent year on year.
June 30, 2022
Pribadi Wicaksono, Jakarta – The return of tourism and campus activities to Yogyakarta have recently been followed by heightened surveillance of drug trafficking.
June 27, 2022
Jayanty Nada Shofa, Jakarta – A recent study revealed that the implementation of a visitor cap could greatly reduce the loss of ecosystem service value at the Komodo National Park in Ea
June 17, 2022
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June 14, 2022
Fajar Pebrianto, Jakarta – President Joko Widodo, or Jokowi, on Tuesday, withdrew the government's plan to substantially increase the entry fee to Central Java's Buddhist temple, Borobu
June 8, 2022
John McBeth, Jakarta – As foreign tourists start trickling back to Indonesia, Maritime Coordinating Minister Luhut Panjaitan has created a furor by announcing plans to charge domestic t
A highly controversial government plan to hike the entrance fee to the iconic Borobudur Temple has been postponed, Central Java Governor Ganjar Pranowo said today.
June 6, 2022
Francisca Christy Rosana, Jakarta – Coordinating Minister of Maritime Affairs and Investments Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan on Sunday made it clear that a special policy needs to be enacted t
May 25, 2022
Jakarta – Indonesia and Qatar have committed to strengthen the countries' economic ties, with the latter agreeing to invest more than US$500 million in Indonesia's "10 New Balis" touris
May 18, 2022
Nivell Rayda, Jakarta – Tourism operators in Indonesia's tourism-dependent islands of Bali, Batam and Bintan said they welcome the government's decision to lift the COVID-19 test requir
May 12, 2022
Jakarta – Signaling the revival of Indonesian tourism, the government has expanded the list of countries whose citizens are eligible for the Visa on Arrival for Tourism (VKSKKW) to 60,
May 10, 2022
A video of several women performing a Bollywood dance while donning Balinese traditional clothing in front of a temple in Gianyar went viral recently, prompting backlash from locals.
April 26, 2022
Denpasar, Bali – A Canadian actor and self-proclaimed wellness guru is facing deportation from Bali after a video of him dancing naked at a sacred mountain went viral.
April 14, 2022
For around two years since the COVID-19 outbreak occurred, Bali's tourism practically became dormant.
April 1, 2022
Antara, Jakarta – The Mount Rinjani National Park Agency put 5,000 hikers on the blacklist and barred them from climbing up the mountain in Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara (NTB) for two year
March 27, 2022
Antara, Jakarta – The Law and Human Rights Ministry recorded a significant increase in the number of international travelers arriving at I Gusti Ngurah Rai Airport, Bali Province, and S
Kornelius Purba, Jakarta – In 2021 only 45 foreign tourists visited Bali after Indonesia closed its borders almost the whole year to prevent the spread of COVID-19, as other countries d
March 8, 2022
Sultan Ashori, Denpasar, Bali – Bali on Monday welcomed its first foreign tourists under relaxed coronavirus rules that no longer require arrivals to quarantine, part of a broader easin
March 6, 2022
Jakarta – Bali will begin a trial allowing foreigners to enter the island without Covid-19 quarantine on Monday, a week earlier than the original plan, Bali Governor Wayan Koster announ
February 28, 2022
Jakarta – The government will drop the quarantine requirement for foreign travelers coming to Bali starting on March 14 in a trial designed to attract visitors to Indonesia's main touri
February 23, 2022
Fadli, Batam, Riau Islands – The first group of Singaporean tourists arrived in Batam, Riau Islands province, under a travel bubble deal on Wednesday, nearly two years after the COVID-1
February 18, 2022
The recovery of Bali's tourism industry will always be hindered by those seeking to exploit travel restrictions, the province's governor said, as authorities promise to get tough on wha
Natasya Salim and Erwin Renaldi – Indonesia's Tourism Ministry is cracking down on hotel quarantine scams allegedly perpetrated by organised groups, dubbed "quarantine mafia", against f
February 17, 2022
Denpasar, Indonesia – Bali began a tentative re-opening to foreign tourists on Wednesday with the first international passenger flight to the Indonesian holiday island in nearly two yea
February 15, 2022
Risyiana Muthia, Ubud, Bali – Before the pandemic, Carol Pou, a corporate trainer in Singapore, would visit the Indonesian island of Batam several times a month.
February 14, 2022
Pribadi Wicaksono (Contributor), Yogyakarta – Tourists were still seemed enthusiastic to visit a number of tourist destinations in Yogyakarta albeit the city recently recorded thousands
February 9, 2022
Resty Woro Yuniar (SCMP) – Indonesia is sticking to its decision to open the resort island of Bali to foreign tourists despite a spike in Covid-19 cases, saying the move will boost the
February 3, 2022
Denpasar, Bali – The holiday island of Bali will welcome its first direct flight carrying foreign tourists for nearly two years on Thursday, but just a handful of visitors will be on bo
February 2, 2022
Sella Panduarsa G, Suharto, Jakarta – More than 1.56 million foreign tourists had visited Indonesia last year, down 61.57 percent as compared to a year earlier, according to Statistics
January 31, 2022
The Indonesian government is keen to uphold the reputation of the country's ailing tourism industry, with a minister paying special attention to a case involving alleged manipulation of
Jakarta (Agencies) – The holiday island of Bali will gradually open for all international travellers starting from Feb. 4, a senior minister said on Monday.
Nathan Diller – Indonesian officials announced Monday that Bali will reopen to all foreign visitors this week, hoping to court them back to an island destination that saw virtually no t