Five must-visit destinations for tech-savvy travelers

Are you one of those tech-savvy travelers who wish to explore tech-friendly destinations or enjoy unique experiences like riding a self-driving vehicle? Below are five advanced cities...

50 years later, Montreal celebrates Lennon-Ono ‘bed-in’ for peace

John Lennon and Yoko Ono spent a week in pajamas in 1969 at The Queen Elizabeth hotel in Montreal, welcoming journalists and recording "Give...

Batik Air to launch direct flight from Jakarta to Penang

Batik Air, a subsidiary of low-cost carrier Lion Air, has announced its plan to launch a new route from Jakarta to Penang, Malaysia. The maiden...

Several countries issue travel advisory amid May 22 riots

As post-election protests escalated into full-blown riots in Jakarta on Wednesday, several countries issued official travel advice informing their citizens who are traveling to...

North Sumatra port to welcome more passengers amid high domestic airfares

Belawan Port in North Sumatra is expected to welcome an increased number of ship passengers during this year’s Idul Fitri holiday. M. Lutfi Israr Sutan, the...

Tourists to Japan asked to buy ‘peace of mind’ with travel insurance

Governments of all types across Japan have begun campaigns to encourage foreign tourists to purchase travel insurance, with a recent surge in people leaving...

‘Sendratari Ramayana’, culinary bazaar to greet Idul Fitri holidaymakers in Surakarta

At least three events are set to welcome visitors who are coming to Surakarta in Central Java during the Idul Fitri holidays in a...

LRT Jakarta blows away Chicago’s ‘L’

Taking the LRT during its third trial run felt like being on an amusement ride. After signing up online for the free trial...

10 landmark buildings that were destroyed, then rebuilt

Before Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris, engulfed in flames recently, several heritage sites around the world have been either completely or partially destroyed by fires.  From...

Club Med Tomamu Hokkaido receives Green Globe certification

All-inclusive ski resort Club Med Tomamu Hokkaido in Japan has received the Green Globe certification, a structured assessment that reviews the sustainable development of travel...

Iceland readies for ‘deeper recession’ amid tourism concerns

Iceland is preparing for a deeper recession this year amid dropping tourism arrivals and a disastrous fishing season, central bank Governor Mar Gudmundsson said. “We...

Japan city aiming to become esports mecca to attract young people

As one way to attract young people, a central Japan city facing the Sea of Japan is aiming to become a mecca for esports...

Garuda miles benefit now applicable for all Sriwijaya Air, Aerowisata group services

Garuda Indonesia has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Sriwijaya Air, NAM Air and Aerowisata Hotels & Resorts to expand its GarudaMiles loyalty...

Japan unveils moves to stop car crashes caused by elderly

Japan announced a series of measures Tuesday (Jun 18) to prevent car accidents caused by elderly drivers, including emergency brakes and vehicle-free zones around...

Garuda Indonesia provides in-flight Quran for Ramadan

Flag carrier Garuda Indonesia has been providing the Quran for its passengers as part of its special Ramadan in-flight service, which runs from May 26 through June 5. Read also:...

Bali’s Ngurah Rai among most on-time airports in Southeast Asia 

I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport was one of the most on-time airports in Southeast Asia for the month of April, according to United...

Wonderful Indonesia campaign runs through streets of Russia

In an attempt to attract more foreign tourists, the Tourism Ministry is advertising the Wonderful Indonesia campaign on buses in two large cities in...

10 great reasons to visit West Papua

No destination in Indonesia is as remote and wild as West Papua. With verdant forests full of birdlife and immaculate coral reefs, this is...

Grab launches hotel-booking feature

Ride-hailing company Grab rolled out a hotel-booking feature on its app on Monday. In collaboration with online reservation platforms Agoda and Booking.com, the feature...

Planning a hike? Get a blood test 

Hiking is a popular tourist activity in Indonesia among adventure seekers and nature lovers, however it is also prone to accidents, especially from lack...

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