Diamonds hoped to become jewel in Bandung’s tourism crown

The historical Archduke Joseph Diamond is presented at a Christie’€™s auction preview in Geneva, Switzerland. Recently launched at the Citra Green Dago Complex area in Bandung, Indo Wisata Permata is offering tours of the diamond manufacturing process from raw material to finished goods. (AP/Keystone, Laurent Gillieron) Home to refreshingly lush highlands and affordable shopping and culinary destinations, Bandung in West …

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West Java Travel Exchange – JTX 2016

The Government of West Java Province again held the event promotion and marketing of tourism in West Java Travel Exchange or JTX XVIII / 2016.  This event was attended by delegates from 17 countries, including 80 companies from West Java and outside the province will sell their tourism products to 140 buyers from foreign and domestic. JTX annual event is …

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Bogor Prepares to Host Asia-Pacific Golf Tourism Tournament

The Tourism Promotion Board of Bogor District, West Java Province, is preparing to organize an event that combines travel and golf in the Asia-Pacific region. “This event combines golf and Bogor’s natural and cultural potentials,” Zainal Saprudin, chairman of the board, stated here on Thursday. Zainal remarked that the event was scheduled to be launched by Nurhayanti, the district’s regent, …

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Focus Group Discussion

Badan Promosi Pariwisata Daerah (BPPD) Jawa Barat menggelar Focus Group Discussion (FGD) pada hari Kamis tanggal 31 Maret 2016 di Hotel Grand Royal Panghegar Bandung. Kepala Badan Pusat Statistik (BPS) Jawa Barat Bachdi Ruswana dan Asisten Deputi Penelitian dan Pengembangan Kebijakan Kepariwisatan Kementerian Pariwisata Abdul Kadir menyampaikan pemaparan dengan tajuk Koordinasi dan Keselarasan dalam Pengumpulan Data Wisatawan ke Jawa Barat. …

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Indonesia promotes unique culture to attract Indian tourists

Indonesia will participate in an international cultural festival in the Indian capital of New Delhi from March 11 to 13 as part of efforts to attract more tourists from the country. The Tourism Ministry’s Asia-Pacific promotions director Vinsensius Jemadu said on Tuesday that Indonesia targeted 350,000 Indian tourist arrivals this year. “We hope India will contribute significantly to tourist arrivals …

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Rituals, celebration readied for total solar eclipse

Excitement is evident across Indonesia as the archipelago gets set to witness the first total solar eclipse in the 21st century on Wednesday. People will participate in festivals, parties and eclipse prayers to observe the phenomenon that will temporarily turn day into night, despite a forecast of cloudy skies from the Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG). Some 10,000 students …

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Bogor`s Sleeping Buddha Attracts Many Tourists

We don’t have to go across the country border to see a Sleeping Buddha in Thailand because now there is one we can visit in Tonjong Village, Tajur Halang Subdistrict, Bogor Regency, West Java. The statue is located at Buddha Dharma Vihara not far from Billabong Housing. Small, red sign boards saying “Ruppang Sleeping Buddha” with arrows are installed at …

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Enjoy Visa FREE ENTRY!

In a bid to open the wonders of these tropical islands to the world and to welcome more visitors to the country, the Indonesian government has increased the number of nationals accorded visa free facility. These include of course nationals from countries with whom Indonesia has reciprocal visa free agreements, which are:  Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei Darussalam, the Philippines, Cambodia, …

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World Rafting Championship 2015 held in Sukabumi

For the first time, Indonesia was chosen as a host of the World Rafting Championship (WRC) 2015. This international event aimed to highlight rafting tourism that could bring a lot of foreign tourists to Indonesia. It was said by Minister of Tourism, Arief Yahya. He stated Ministry of Tourism fully supported the event to show ability of Indonesian rafting team’s …

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Road to MotoGP 2017 – Sentul vies for hosting slot in 2017

The Presidential Advisory Board (Wantimpres) expressed its support for the plan to bring back the world’s most prestigious motorbike race to the the Sentul International Circuit in West Java where it was hosted in 1996 and 1997. “We are supporting the plan because it will also connect [a number of] ministries and the Presidential Palace,” Wantimpres member Suharso Monoarfa said …

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