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Indonesia Travel & Tourism News for visitors. Indonesia, officially the Republic of Indonesia, is a country in Southeast Asia, between the Indian and Pacific oceans. It is the world's largest island country, with more than seventeen thousand islands, and at 1,904,569 square kilometres, the 14th largest by land area and 7th in the combined sea and land area.

78 dead and climbing in West Sulawesi, Indonesia

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 18, 2021 01:13

The powerful earthquake in West Sulawesi Indonesia left 78 people dead. This number may go up. Many are homeless. Authorities are trying to get a handle on the unfolding situation. Read More

Powerful earthquake strikes Sulawesi, Indonesia

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 14, 2021 19:24

Strong Magnitude 6.2 earthquake rocked Sulawesi, Indonesia today. Preliminary Earthquake ReportMagnitude6.2Date-Time14 Jan 2021 18:28:18 UTC 15 Jan 2021 02:28:18 near epicenter 14 Jan 2021Location3.005S 118.924EDepth18 kmDistances36.1 km (22.4 mi) S ... Read More

Indonesian authorities confirm that Sriwijaya Air Boeing 737 with 65 on board crashed into Jakarta Bay

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 9, 2021 16:08

At least 65 people - 53 passengers, including 10 children, and 12 crewmembers were on board of crashed Indonesian Boeing 737-500 passenger plane Read More

Passenger Plane Crash in Indonesia

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 9, 2021 11:59

62 passengers and crew are assumed dead after Sriwijaya Air flight #SJ182 a 737-500 (classic narrow-body airline jet) disappeared on a domestic flight on Saturday afternoon. The aircraft lost more ... Read More

Indonesia becomes first signatory of UNWTO Tourism Ethics Convention

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- October 2, 2020 06:00

The Republic of Indonesia has become the first signatory of the Framework Convention on Tourism Ethics, the landmark instrument created to ensure global tourism is fair, inclusive, more transparent, and ... Read More

Bali Hotel Association Cleans up Beaches

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- September 22, 2020 22:50

On September 19, 2020 , 75 members and over 622 participants from the Bali Hotels Association took part in the International Coastal Cleanup Day, a program initiated by the non-profit ... Read More

Indonesia announces plans to develop medical tourism industry

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- August 19, 2020 23:06

In a bid to create a new source of national income and to deliver quality medical care to its citizens, Indonesia's government is considering developing a national  medical tourism industry. ... Read More

Strong earthquake strikes southwest of Sumatra, Indonesia, no tsunami warning issued

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- August 18, 2020 22:46

Strong, Magnitude 6.8 earthquake struck Southwest of Sumatra, Indonesia on Tuesday, 18 August 2020. Date & time: Tuesday, 18 August 2020 22:29 UTC Magnitude: 6.8 Depth: 58.0 km Epicenter latitude ... Read More

Countries Americans can travel to on vacation during COVID-19

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- July 19, 2020 04:20

With 3,844,271 Americans were sick with the Coronavirus after 47,5 million were tested out of a total population of 331 Million. The undetected number of COVID-19 sick may be significantly ... Read More

Powerful quake strikes Indonesia off the coast of Java

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- July 7, 2020 01:56

Powerful earthquake has struck Indonesia off the coast of Java today. The 6.6 magnitude undersea quake was felt at 9.54 AEST, about 150 kilometers north of Semarang City in the ... Read More

Indonesia imposes new health protocols on tourism destinations

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- May 30, 2020 16:58

Indonesian Tourism and Creative Economy Ministry has prepared health protocols called the program of cleanliness, health and safety (CHS), that will be imposed on tourism destinations during a new normal ... Read More

Indonesia announces blanket ban on all domestic air and sea travel

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 23, 2020 22:17

Indonesia's Transport Ministry officials announced today that the country will suspend all domestic air and sea travel starting tomorrow. Domestic travel ban is design to stop the spread of COVID-19 ... Read More

National emergency: Indonesia bans all arrivals and transits by foreigners

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 31, 2020 16:30

Indonesia's President Joko Widodo declared a national public health emergency over COVID-19 epidemic today, and announced measures to help people with lower incomes. The measures included expanding social welfare, food ... Read More

AYANA Hotels announce new Executive appointments

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 23, 2020 10:23

Located just 12 kilometers from the international airport in Bali Yana Hotel enjoys a majestic 1.3-kilometer cliff coastline above the Jimbaran Bay. The 90-hectare estate is also home to RIMBA ... Read More

Indonesia Government Statement: No more visa on arrival due to COVID-19

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 17, 2020 16:40

The Indonesian Government continues to follow closely WHO situation report on the spread of Coronavirus. Given the increasing number of countries affected by COVID-19, the Government advises all Indonesian citizens ... Read More

Asia Coronavirus COVID-19 Update: Travel Restrictions, Current Situation

editor editor- March 5, 2020 23:00

In early January 2020, a cluster of pneumonia cases of unknown cause was detected in Wuhan City, Hubei, China. The resulting coronavirus COVID-19 has led to over 95,000 confirmed cases ... Read More

Indonesian Tourism Minister: Very concerned!

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 4, 2020 06:21

Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy, Wishnutama Kusubandio, responds to the latest information of two Indonesian citizens who were stated positively for the coronavirus. According to the Minister, the implementation of the tourism sector's stimulus program ... Read More

272 million people at risk for Coronavirus in Indonesia

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 2, 2020 07:06

Indonesia is the largest Muslim country in the world with 272 million citizens. Indonesia had been doing a fantastic job keeping the COVID-19 virus under control with no cases reported ... Read More

Are Japanese travelers spreading Coronavirus unknowingly?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 23, 2020 09:23

A Japanese man has tested positive for the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) shortly after returning from a visit to Indonesia, Japanese public broadcaster NHK has reported. This is the second ... Read More

Bali tourism: 40 thousand tourists lost over coronavirus fears

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 11, 2020 19:46

According to the latest report, about 20 thousand tourists canceled their trips to the island of Bali since the outbreak of the coronavirus. "Due to the fact that tourist trips ... Read More

Award-winning new General Manager helms The Ritz-Carlton, Bali

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 7, 2020 18:35

Luxury beachfront resort, The Ritz-Carlton, Bali welcomed John Woolley as their new General Manager. Bringing over 20 years' experience with Marriott International to his new role, John's illustrious career has ... Read More

Hotel Operator goes all out in Indonesia and Malaysia

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 17, 2020 06:43

Hotel Management Japan Co. Ltd. (HMJ), a prominent hotel operator that manages some of Japan's renowned hotels such as the Oriental Hotel Tokyo Bay, Kobe Meriken Park Oriental Hotel, Hilton ... Read More

World-Class Indonesian Travel Destination invites investors

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 14, 2020 09:39

From its beautiful white sandy beach to its clear blue waters, an array of color and underwater life, plus 28 diving spots around the island. It's no wonder SEZ Morotai ... Read More

Indonesia is getting struck by strong Earthquakes

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 7, 2020 09:10

People panicked and ran outside their homes when a 6.2 earthquake hit quake hit just off the coast of Simeulue island, west of Sumatra. No tsunami warning was issued and ... Read More

Sex tourism and prostitution: Which destinations are safe?

editor editor- November 26, 2019 03:01

Some travelers specifically plan to travel to fulfill their sexual desires. Call it a sexually-indulgent holiday, if you will. They dream of having fun in red light districts and look forward ... Read More

Most unique tourism destination in Indonesia is in Aceh

eTN Managing Editor eTN Managing Editor- November 24, 2019 03:01

The most unique tourism destination at the Indonesian Tourism Award (API) event organized by the Tourism and Creative Economic Ministry is the Monument of Zero Kilometer in Sabang Town, Aceh ... Read More

Strong earthquake rocks Papua region, Indonesia, no tsunami warning issued

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- November 23, 2019 16:03

Strong Magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck Papua region, Indonesia today. So far there have been no reports of casualties or structural damage. No tsunami warning was issued. Preliminary Earthquake Report: Magnitude ... Read More

No tsunami threat to Hawaii after major Molucca Sea earthquake

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- November 14, 2019 19:17

Powerful Magnitude 7.1 earthquake struck at Northern Molucca Sea (Indonesia) on Thursday, 14 November 2019. No tsunami warning for Hawaii was issued after the earthquake. Preliminary Report: Magnitude 7.1 Date-Time ... Read More

Ovolo Group expands to Bali with Kuta Beach hotel purchase

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- November 1, 2019 15:49

Ovolo Group announced the purchase today of the Citadines Kuta Beach Bali, the group's first property outside Hong Kong and Australia, representing its vision to become a global hospitality company ... Read More

What Boeing says after the Lion Air Flight 610 crash report?

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- October 25, 2019 19:05

How safe is Boeing 737 Max. This was a question constantly asked after Lion Air in Indonesia's deadly crash and more so after the latest report found that Boeing failed to ... Read More

Where to get a Tattoo without Needles, Pain and an Infection?

eTN Managing Editor eTN Managing Editor- October 13, 2019 21:55

Not all tattoos are carried out with needles and pain. A henna tattoo is one of the exceptions to the standard scenario, and a beautiful one at that. A henna ... Read More

Russian attack helicopter destroys VIP stands at Indonesian military parade

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- October 9, 2019 19:01

Russian Mi-35 attack helicopter was taking part in a military parade held in Indonesia, when the pilot flew too low above the ground and demolished holiday banners. The tribune on ... Read More

World’s largest inflatable aqua park in Indonesia breaks Guinness World Record

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- September 19, 2019 15:34

The world’s leading floating water park brand Wibit together with their authorized partner for Indonesia, PT. Ecomarine Indo Pelago, today officially opened the world’s largest inflatable aqua park “Aqua Dreamland” ... Read More

Indonesia to abandon sinking Jakarta, build new capital on Borneo

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- August 26, 2019 15:14

The President of Indonesia said that the country's capital will be moved to an area that forms part of the North Penajam Paser and Kutai Kartanegara regions in its province ... Read More

Hotelivate fills senior positions in Asia

editor editor- August 14, 2019 01:11

Hotelivate hospitality consulting firm announced the formal launch of its Indonesia office in Jakarta today. With the new opening, Hotelivate will have offices in Delhi, Mumbai, Singapore, and Jakarta. The ... Read More

’10-foot tsunami’ warning issued after magnitude 7 Indonesia earthquake

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- August 2, 2019 14:51

Indonesian authorities issued a tsunami warning and ordered people to evacuate their homes after a huge magnitude 7 earthquake struck off Indonesia's island of Sumatra on Friday. The quake hit ... Read More