Charlie Coe – Bali may have to shut its borders again and go back into lockdown to stop a surge in coronavirus cases, a health expert has warned.
Tourism & Hospitality
September 15, 2020
Francisca Christy Rosana, Jakarta – The West Manggarai Tourism Rescue Society Forum (Formapp) announced that it strongly rejects the project that plans to build a "Jurassic Park" theme
September 11, 2020
It's the question on everyone's mind recently: what's been driving Bali's increasing COVID-19 cases?
September 8, 2020
Mardika Parama, Jakarta – The nation's tourist industry is facing a catch-22 as a rise in COVID-19 cases hampers its recovery, while strict closures will also severely impact businesses
August 31, 2020
Bali's tourism players are exploring different opportunities to attract more visitors from other parts of Indonesia.
Exactly one month after Bali opened its doors to domestic tourism, the province today recorded its highest single-day spike of COVID-19 cases.
August 26, 2020
Erwin Renaldi – Indonesia's popular tourist destination Bali has postponed its plans to reopen to international visitors by September and will instead remain closed until at least the e
August 24, 2020
James Massola – The Indonesian island of Bali has bowed to the inevitable and will remain closed to foreign tourists until the end of 2020.
August 21, 2020
Ivany Atina Arbi, Jakarta – The government has urged managers of tourist attractions to strictly enforce COVID-19 health protocols as visitors are expected to flock to popular sites for
August 19, 2020
Mardika Parama, Jakarta – The government is turning to the power of storytelling to promote the country's major tourist destinations, which will likely involve help from social media in
August 17, 2020
Jakarta – Hundreds of visitors flocked to Mount Lawu in Magetan, East Java, on Sunday, raising concern over the transmission of COVID-19 at the popular hiking spot as management was ove
August 15, 2020
Wahyudi Soeriaatmadja, Jakarta – Indonesia is still evaluating when to reopen Bali and other tourist hot spots to foreign visitors, noting that efforts to curb the spread of coronaviru
August 10, 2020
Mardika Parama, Jakarta – Tourism and Creative Economy Ministry is mulling over the possibility of establishing travel bubbles with neighboring countries in a more local scope to accel
August 6, 2020
Mardika Parama, Jakarta – Indonesia is the second most confident nation in Southeast Asia about reopening its tourism sector with 71 percent of Indonesians saying their country is well
August 5, 2020
Dzulfiqar Fathur Rahman, Jakarta – The government plans to develop port infrastructure in Padang to spur tourism in West Sumatra, especially in the Mentawai Islands regency, an officia
Mardika Parama, Jakarta – A minister has urged travelers to comply with health protocols in Bali as the island has reopened for domestic tourists in the hope of reigniting the local ec
August 3, 2020
Dzulfiqar Fathur Rahman, Jakarta – The number of foreign tourists arriving on Indonesia's shores plummeted 59.96 percent to 3.09 million in the first half of the year as the COVID-19 p
August 2, 2020
James Massola and Amilia Rosa – Indonesia's famous holiday island, Bali, has officially re-opened to domestic tourists.
August 1, 2020
Febriana Firdaus, Ubud – Ni Kadek Erawati, 40, used to work in a villa in her village, Tegallalang, a Balinese district famous for its Instagram-able rice terraces.
July 31, 2020
I Wayan Juniarta, Denpasar – After a five-month hiatus imposed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Bali was officially reopened for tourism in a modest ceremony in Bali's tourism enc
July 14, 2020
Adrian Wail Akhlas, Jakarta – The COVID-19 pandemic has wiped out around Rp 85 trillion (US$5.87 billion) of Indonesia's tourism revenue so far this year, forcing business associations
July 13, 2020
Mardika Parama, Jakarta – The government has officially started construction on 10 planned tourism villages around Lake Toba in North Sumatra.
July 9, 2020
Firdia Lisnawati, Denpasar – Indonesia's resort island of Bali partially reopened after a three-month virus lockdown Thursday, allowing local people and stranded foreign tourists to re
July 8, 2020
Mardika Parama, Jakarta – Indonesian tourism hotspots Jakarta and Bali are preparing to welcome meeting, incentive, convention and exhibition (MICE) events as part of the provinces' to
July 6, 2020
Sultan Anshori, Karangasem – Bali conducted mass prayers on Sunday as the Indonesian resort island prepares to reopen to tourists shut out due to the COVID-19 pandemic.