Major reshuffle, new executives at Indonesia tourism ministry

Major reshuffle, new executives at Indonesia tourism ministry

Nia Niscaya, former deputy minister of tourism marketing development regional I for the Ministry of Tourism, has been appointed deputy of marketing at the Tourism and Creative Economy (TCE) Board. As well, Rizki Handayani, former deputy minister of tourism marketing development regional II is now deputy of tourism products and…

Gili Meno gets a new jetty

Gili Meno gets a new jetty

After years of deliberation, Gili Meno will soon have a new jetty that will provide easy access for fast boats from the mainland Lombok and also for the bigger fast boats arriving from Bali. At present, there is only one fast boat operator from Bali out of 18 that make…

Indonesia goes all out to attract investors this year

Indonesia goes all out to attract investors this year

The government has gone all out in luring investment to Indonesia as part of its efforts to revive the country’s manufacturing sector and improve its export performance to spur economic activity amid looming external risks. When he addressed his supporters in Sentul, West Java, in July, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo…

How engineering can boost tourism in Indonesia

How engineering can boost tourism in Indonesia

Indonesia has the perfect landscape and resources to make it one of the most spectacular tourist destinations on earth. But getting to that point will require design-led thinking and a flexible approach to engineering planning, opines Varman Ramachandran, Aurecon’s country director for Indonesia and client director – energy, resources and…

Lombok with 20/20 vision

Lombok with 20/20 vision

In the first issue of the year, we review the changes 2019 brought to Lombok and speculate about what the coming year may hold for our beautiful island… Driven by the Indonesian government’s list of 10 destinations to become “New Balis”, investment in Lombok continues to grow. The government’s goal…

Indonesia’s private sector steps up tourism investment beyond Bali

Indonesia’s private sector steps up tourism investment beyond Bali

Indonesia is intensifying efforts in developing the tourism industry beyond Bali, with the government pumping investment dollars into building supporting facilities and infrastructure in areas like Lake Toba, Mandalika, Labuan Bajo and Borobudur – which includes the Yogyakarta-Solo-Semarang triangle – this year as part of its 10 New Balis directive….