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First Harper Hotel opens in Sumatra

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 4, 2019 14:11

Harper Palembang has opened its doors in January 2019 in Indonesia, becoming the first Harper hotel to open in Sumatra. Joining Aston Palembang Hotel & Conference Center and favehotel Palembang, Harper Palembang is gearing up to be the leading MICE ... Read More

Elephant Mud Fun: Tourists can get down and dirty with friendly elephants at Bali Zoo

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 22, 2019 21:25

Bali Zoo introduced a grand new intimate Elephant Mud Fun half-day attraction allowing guests to get down and dirty with the friendly Sumatran elephants while discovering their behavior from the ... Read More

Strong earthquake rocks Indonesia’s Sumatra

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 2, 2019 15:53

A strong 6.1-magnitude earthquake has struck off the coast of Indonesian island of Sumatra. The quake occurred 166km south-southeast of Muara Siberut. The United States Geographical Survey (USGS) reports the ... Read More

Another tsunami heading to Indonesia? New cracks

editor editor- January 3, 2019 02:15

Indonesia's latest tsunami is raising questions about the growth of the country's tourism industry. Read More

Indonesia: “All airline flights rerouted due to Krakatau volcano ash”

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 27, 2018 03:16

An ash column from the erupting Anak Krakatau volcano has forced Indonesia’s aviation chiefs to reroute all flights between Java and Sumatra islands, just days after a deadly tsunami triggered ... Read More

Jamaica Global Resilience Centre offers assistance following devastating Indonesia tsunami

editor editor- December 24, 2018 20:21

Jamaica Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, says the Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Centre, stands ready to support Indonesia in their recovery program, following a tsunami. Read More

Indonesia: Tsunami killed at least 373 people, injured over 1,400

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 24, 2018 17:05

The tsunami in Indonesia killed at least 373 people and injured more than 1,400 on the islands of Java and Sumatra, an official said on Monday. A spokesman for Indonesia’s ... Read More

Indonesian Authorities warned after Tsunami killed hundreds: Stay off the beaches!

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 24, 2018 09:10

In Indonesia, The Sunda Strait tsunami killed at least 281 people and injured more than 1,016 others.  The volcano Anak Krakatau, which lies roughly halfway between Java and Sumatra, has ... Read More

Deadly Tsunami hit Indonesian coast in Lampung

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 23, 2018 00:59

A deadly tsunami hit Lampung in Indonesia Sunday Morning. Dozens of buildings were destroyed by the wave, which hit beaches in Lampung and Banten. Lampung is a province on the ... Read More

Avoiding dangerous vacations 2018

Hon. Thomas A. Dickerson Hon. Thomas A. Dickerson- September 19, 2018 21:27

This is the sixth year that we have posted dangerous vacations destination information collected from news articles and reported law cases. Read More

Indonesia: ambitious tourism management plan hit at infrastructure deficiencies

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 14, 2012 21:48

MANADO, Indonesia (eTN) - It is a hard task to promote and host an international show as a relative newcomer on the tourism scene. Read More

TIME 2011 puts Lampung on the tourism map

editor editor- October 18, 2011 07:55

With hosting the 17th TIME (or Tourism Indonesia Mart & Expo) 2011 at Read More

Lampung province misses its entry on the world stage

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- October 16, 2011 19:31

BANDAR LAMPUNG, Indonesia (eTN) - Barely known by foreign travelers, Bandar Lampung could be an easy alternative destination for both domestic and international travelers. Read More

Belitung: the island beyond the rainbow

editor editor- September 21, 2011 06:51

Off the eastern coast of Sumatra, flanked by the Gaspar and Karimata Straits, lies an enchanting island with beautiful beaches and fascinating scenery called Belitung island. Read More

TIME Pasar Wisata could be a promotional tool for Bandar Lampung

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- August 11, 2011 14:24

JAKARTA, Indonesia (eTN) - From October 12 to 14, Bandar Lampung will play host to Indonesia’s only incoming B2B travel fair, TIME (Tourism Indonesia Mart & Expo)/Pasar Wisata. Read More

Big events put Sumatra back on the tourism map

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 3, 2011 23:20

JAKARTA/PALEMBANG (eTN) - Despite its proximity to India, as well as neighboring the western part of Southeast Asia (Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore), Sumatra failed until now to fully capitalize on its Read More

Indonesian island of Sumatra hit by massive earthquake, tsunami alert issued

editor editor- April 7, 2010 05:36

A tsunami alert has been issued after an earthquake with a magnitude of 7.8 hit the Indonesian island of Sumatra. Read More

Lake Toba, a typical Indonesian case of missed opportunities

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 5, 2010 17:03

The road is sinuous and with traffic jam, it might take over four hours to cover the 180 km which separates Medan, North Sumatra capital to the Lake Toba. But ... Read More

Powerful quake hits Southern Sumatra

editor editor- October 1, 2009 06:16

Within 24 hours following the 8.3-magnitude earthquake that has so far claimed the lives of 119 in Samoa and American Samoa, another powerful earthquake has struck. Read More

Sumatra wants its Pan-island office of tourism

editor editor- June 6, 2008 08:43

BANGKOK (eTN) - The Thailand Travel Mart expanded this year to include countries located within the IMT-GT (Indonesia Malaysia Thailand Growth Triangle). This entity includes, since 1993, in a very ... Read More