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September 6, 2023

Sydney Morning Herald - September 6, 2023

Daisy Dumas – Balinese police are investigating the catastrophic failure of a lift that left five hotel workers dead at a resort on Friday.

September 1, 2023

Jakarta Globe - 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 Globe - 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

Tabloid Jubi - 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

Channel News Asia - 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

Jakarta Post - 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

AsiaOne - 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

Washington Post - 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.

Jakarta Post - July 19, 2023

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

Jakarta Post - 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

Agence-France Presse - 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

Jakarta Globe - 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

Jakarta Globe - 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

Jakarta Globe - 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

Sydney Morning Herald - 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

Jakarta Post - 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

Jakarta Globe - 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.

Tempo - June 21, 2023

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

Coconuts Jakarta - 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

Tempo - 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

Tempo - 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

New Zealand Herald - June 11, 2023

Thomas Bywater – Access to Bali's 22 mountains is to be forbidden indefinitely following a government crackdown.

June 6, 2023

Tempo - 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)

Sydney Morning Herald - June 6, 2023

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 Post Editorial - June 6, 2023

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

Tempo - June 6, 2023

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

Channel News Asia - 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

Sydney Morning Herald - 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

Jakarta Globe - 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

Sydney Morning Herald - 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

Sydney Morning Herald - 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 Post Editorial - 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

The Guardian - 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

Jakarta Post - April 14, 2023

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

Washington Post - 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

Antara News - 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

Reuters - 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

Reuters - 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

Coconuts Bali - 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

Jakarta Post - 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 Post Editorial - 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

West Australian - 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

Al Jazeera - March 15, 2023

Bali, Indonesia – Russians have poured into Bali in droves since the invasion of Ukraine.

March 13, 2023

Tempo - 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.

Straits Times - March 13, 2023

Bali – Popular tourist destination Bali has had enough of unruly riders.

March 7, 2023

Coconuts Bali - 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?

Daily Mail Australia - March 7, 2023

Antoinette Milienos – Bali officials have launched a public campaign designed to crackdown on inappropriately dressed tourists and travellers who flout local rules and customs.

Sydney Morning Herald - March 7, 2023

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

Tempo - 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

Jakarta Post - 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