Monday, November 3, 2008



The Foreign Visitors to Indonesia on August 2008 growth 20.88% (6 Oct 2008)
On August 2008 Indonesia as a destination was visited by 599,506 visitor or growth 20.88% compared to the same period of the year 2007 was visited by 495,952 visitor. more »

Happy Iedul Fitri 1429 H & National Holiday (26 Sep 2008)
To be Informed to stakeholders related to the Ministry of Culture and Tourism more »

VP Jusuf Kalla opened the Indonesia Tourism & Travel Fair (ITTF) 2008 in Jakarta Convention Center (11 Sep 2008)
Indonesia Tourism & Travel Fair (ITTF) 2008 take place in JCC, Jakarta, on September 11-14, 2008 . more »

Strengthening Asia Pacific Cooperation through MICE Industry (9 Sep 2008)
Ministry of Culture and Tourism in cooperation with AFECA Asian, INCCA, IHRA, ASITA and Garuda Indonesia are hosting the 3rd AFECA AGM & Forum 2008 on September 9-12, 2008 at Jakarta Convention Center (JCC) more »

International Visitor from January to July Grew 11.43 (1 Sep 2008)
The Total Number of visitor arrivals to Indonesia January - July 2008 received 3,469,968 visitor arrivals or grew 11.43% compared to the same period of the year 2007 received 3,114,097 visitor arrivals. more »

The Ground Breaking of Indonesia Movieland (20 Aug 2008)
The first one-stop Film & TV industry center in Indonesia more »

President: Tourism Sector besides rendering foreign exchange and entangles millions of labor (19 Aug 2008)
Indonesia tourism sector besides rendering revenue US$ 5.3 billion in 2007. This sector also entangles millions of labor. Tourism sector besides revenue US$ 5.3 billion in 2007, it differs from other sectors, tourism sector entangles millions of labor, in hotel area, food, transportation, guide and handicraft industry," said President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono in front of DPR-RI in Jakarta, on Friday last week (15/8). more »

Coordinated Regulations to boost Yachting says Director General Firmansyah (1 Aug 2008)
Tourism Director General for Destination Development, Firmansyah, conceded that there are still many impediments hampering the growth of yachting in Indonesian waters, in spite of the large potentials and interest from the international sailing community. more »

Visitor Arrivals to Indonesia in the First Semester grew 11.66% (31 Jul 2008)
The number of international visitors to Indonesia through all gates in the first Semester grew 11.66% compared to the same period in the previous year. more »

International Seminar on Srivijaya Civilization (16 Jul 2008)
The Awakening of a Maritime Kingdom, Palembang, July 15th-18th, 2008, venue: Novotel Hotel, hosted by Ministry of Culture and Tourism of the Republic of Indonesia, Regional Government of South Sumatera, in order to celebrating 100 years national awakening, Visit Musi 2008 and Visit Indonesia Year 2008. more »

The Six Uniqueness Countries Experiences in South-east Asia. (12 Jul 2008)
Cultural link among Indonesia, Cambodia, Myanmar, Lao PDR, Thailand and Viet Nam has been established along time ago and could be traced back from the archaeological remains spread all over the countries particularly in the form of Buddhist monuments, such as Borobudur in Indonesia, Angkor Wat in Cambodia, Luang Prabang in Lao PDR, Swedagon in Myanmar, Ayutthaya in Thailand and My Son in Viet Nam. All of these symbolize the Trail of Civilization. more »

Indonesia, bidding for UNESCO sites (2 Jul 2008)
Montreal (ANTARA News) - The annual scramble for world heritage status opens Wednesday in Quebec City, where 41 countries are seeking UNESCO designation for cultural or natural sites. more »

Visitor arrivals to Indonesia in May growth 14% (1 Jul 2008)
The Total Number of visitor arrivals to Indonesia through all gates in May 2008 amounted to 512,710 visitor arrivals or increased 13.78% compared to the same period of the year 2007 amounted to 450,631 visitor arrivals. more »

Visitor Arrivals to Indonesia from January to April increased 12.71% (2 Jun 2008)
The number of International visitors through all gates from January to April 2008 amounted to 1,864,585 visitor arrivals or increased 12.71%, compared to the same period in 2007. more »

Bali developed into Indonesias turn-around Cruise Hub (2 May 2008)
Newly installed Director General for Tourism Marketing of the Department of Culture and Tourism, Dr.Sapta Nirwandar informed that the port of Benoa, in southern Bali is earmarked to become Indonesias international standard turn-around port for international cruise ships, which is expected to trigger further tourism growth in the eastern region of the archipelago, to include such ports like Kupang, Alor, Makassar and Bitung, very potential marine tourism destinations. more »

International visitors in the period of January to March increased 15.68% (30 Apr 2008)
Number of foreign visitors to Indonesia through all gates in Mart 2008 amounted to 502.041 visitors or increased 13,30 %, if it is compared to the same period of the year 2007 amounted to 443.099 visitors. more »

International Conference on Srivijaya Civilization (10 Apr 2008)
Palembang, 16-19 July 2008, Awakening of Amritime Kingdom. It is the general assumption that Srivijaya was an powerful maritime kingdom that played an important role in the political forum in early Southeast Asia for many centuries, from 7th century to the end of 13th century AD. Just as its sudden appearance not very much is known of its decline, for that matter, the extent of this hegemony especially in Insular Southeast Asia during the height of its power. It influenced many social aspects in the region at that time, such as history of political life, beliefs, culture and economy. more »

International Visitors to Indonesia in February increased 15.82% (7 Apr 2008)
Number of international visitors to Indonesia through all gates in February 2008 amounted to 446.425 visitors or increased 15.82 %, if it is compared to in the same period of the year 2007 amounted to 385.434 visitors. more »

Indonesian 2007 foreign tourist arrivals up 13 percent (10 Feb 2008)
JAKARTA. The number of tourists arrivals to Indonesia rose 13 percent to 5.51 million in 2007 from 4.87 million in 2006, said the Central Bureau of Statistics showed Friday. more »

Visit Indonesia Year 2008: Minister Optimistic 7 Million Visitors target attainable (11 Jan 2008)
On 26 December, Minister for Culture and Tourism, Jero Wacik officially launched Visit Indonesia Year 2008 that aims to achieve 7 million tourist arrivals in 2008, offering at least 100 events throughout the archipelago throughout the year. more »

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2008 (24 Dec 2007)
Minister of Culture and Tourism of the Republic of Indonesia wishing you Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2008 more »

Visit Indonesia Year (VIY) 2008 (25 Nov 2007)
Find a logo and more information about VIY 2008 more »

Indonesia: Aceh invites Tourists to see Sharia Law in action (25 Nov 2007)
Banda Aceh, (AKI) - Tourism authorities in Indonesia's Aceh province hope that its practice of Sharia or Islamic law will attract visitors. more »

Happy Eidul Fitr 1428 H (11 Oct 2007)
May GOD find you in happiness and good health. more »

Indonesian foreign tourist arrivals up 13.5 percent (4 Oct 2007)
Jakarta (ANTARA News) - Foreign tourist arrivals to Indonesia in the first eight months of 2007 rose 13.5 percent year-on-year to 2.97 million, AFP reported citing the data released by the Central Bureau of Statistics. more »

Number of travelers during post-fasting holidays predicted to rise (4 Oct 2007)
Jakarta (ANTARA News) - The number of people who will travel during the Islamic post-fasting holidays this year is predicted to be 6.55 percent higher than last year. more »

Tourist arrivals in August down 4.22 pct (2 Oct 2007)
Jakarta (ANTARA News) - The number of foreign tourists visiting Indonesia in August fell 4.22 percent to 405,600 from a month earlier but rose 17.26 percent from the same period last year, the Central Bureau of Statistics (BPS) said. more »

Tourism must play its role in mitigating Climate Change (1 Oct 2007)
Most of us in the Tourism and Transportation Industries are not aware that initiatives have been made in Tourism as well as in Transportation to galvanize global efforts to reduce emission of green house gases. It is a little known fact that Tourism contributes 3% to carbon emissions. more »

Balis Tourism Up and Rearing (1 Oct 2007) reports that at 166,633 foreign tourist arrivals to Bali during August 2007, the Island's record-breaking arrivals pattern is continuing apace, exceeding arrivals registered in August 2006 (118,104) by +41.09%. more »

Avian Influenza Cases in Jembrana and Tabanan Regents, Bali (31 Aug 2007)
The AI cases occurred and caused death in the Village of Dangin Tukadaya, District of Negara, Regent of Jembrana on 12th August 2007 and in the Village of Banjar Batu Gaing, District of Beraban, Regent of Tabanan on 21st August 2007. more »

ASEAN Tourism Investment Forum (ATIF) (3 Jul 2007)
Second Asean Investment Forum theme "Attracting ASEAN Tourism Investment in a Challenging World" will be held in Bali, September 20-22 September 2007. Venue: Ramada Bintang Bali Hotel, Jl. Kartika Plaza, Kuta, PO BOX 1068, uban Bali 80361, Indonesia, Phone (62-361) 753292, Fax (62-361) 752015), Email: info(AT); website: more »

Sumatera International Travel Fair 2007 (3 Apr 2007)
Sumatera International Travel Fair, with its tagline; Tropical Adventure will be opened by Minister of Culture and Tourism for Republic of Indonesia, Ir. Jero Wacik S.E. The event has 72 booths capacity, stage performance, and free function hall. It also participated by 54 buyers from 15 countries and 72 exhibitors from Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, and Thailand. more »

Cruise ASEAN - Press Release (13 Mar 2007)
Miami USA, 13 March 2007 - Asias cruise industry received a boost today when the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Cruise Working Group launched a new cruise portal at the annual Seatrade Cruise Shipping Convention in Miami. This move marks the commitment by member ASEAN nations to collaborate more closely to further develop the industry in the region. more »

Press Release MATTA Travel Fair 2007 (8 Mar 2007)
In order to increase tourist arrivals to Indonesia and to improve the image of Indonesian tourism as the last year, The Ministry of Culture and Tourism, the Republic of Indonesia takes part at MATTA FAIR 2007 Kuala Lumpur from 16 up to 18 Maret 2007 at Putra World Trade Centre, Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia. more »

Update on Garuda Accident in Yogyakarta, Indonesia (7 Mar 2007)
At 06.55 am (WIB) today, Wed, March 7, 2007, flight GA 200, a Garuda Airlines 737-400 was landing in good weather following a routine 50-minute morning 06.00 am flight from Soekarno-Hatta airport in Jakarta, the capital of Indonesia, to Adi Sucipto airport in Yogyakarta, the university and cultural centre located in the centre of Java. more »

Indonesia Statistics (BPS) Notes Visitor Arrival to Indonesia on January 2007 Risings 6,91 % (5 Mar 2007)
Number of visitor arrival is coming to Indonesia through 15 main gates on January 2007 reaching 317,6 thousand, while on January 2006, 297 thousand. more »

Gong Xi Fa Cai (17 Feb 2007)
Minister of Culture and Tourism of the Republic of Indonesia, Jero Wacik, wish you all a happy Chineese New Year and may you have enjoy good health, happiness, and prosperity and peace. more »

Flood in Several Locations in Jakarta (6 Feb 2007)
Flood in several locations in Jakarta such as Kampung Melayu, Tanah Abang, Cipinang Besar, Bendungan Hilir, Petamburan, North Kedoya, Kelapa Gading, Pulo Mas, Pejagalan, Kamal Muara, Sungai Bambu, Kebon Bawang, Warakas, Sunter, Tanah Tinggi, Tugu, North Rawa Badak, Koja, Semper, Cilincing, Kalibaru, Marunda, Ciledug, Kembangan, also includes Tangerang and Bekasi region. But, tourist attractions in Jakarta, such as Ancol Theme Park, National Monument, National Museum, Taman Mini Indonesia, and Ragunan Zoo Park are still safe to visit. more »

Waterfall, Baturaden
Minister of Culture and Tourism RI Jero Wacik and all staffs wishing you (29 Dec 2006)
Merry Christmas, Idul Adha and Happy New Year 2007 in peace and prosperity more »

Iranian Islamic Arts Exhibition (18 Dec 2006)
Bilateral relationship between Indonesia-Iran in the field of culture had been signed an agreement on 17th April 1971, the Government of Indonesia represented by Indonesia Ambassador for Iran and the Government of Iran represented by The Minister for Foreign Affairs. more »

Minister: Traditional and Modern Arts Should Not Stand in Opposition (21 Nov 2006)
In a cultural event held in Hong Kong on November 8-12, 2006, called the Asia Cultural Cooperation Forum (ACCF), the Director General of Culture Value, Arts, and Film of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of Indonesia, on behalf of the Minister of Culture and Tourism of RI, H.E. Jero Wacik, stated... more »

The 4th Indonesia Performing Arts Marts (IPAM) 2007 (16 Oct 2006)
Indonesia are rich in varieties of arts and cultural expressions. more »

Five Thousand People Ready for Monkey Dance, the Colossal in Bali (12 Sep 2006)
Visitors coming to Bali are continuously satisfied having watched the non-instrument dance usually performed at night. Extraordinarily, this type of dance will be presented by more than 5,000 people from Tabanan district in Tanah Lot, Bali, in September 29th, 2006. more »

Holding Statement: On Avian Influenza in Indonesia (10 Sep 2006)
Avian Influenza, also known as bird flu, still remains as a global issue, and the number of human fatalities have risen to 47 since the first one recorded in July 2005. Indonesia stands amongst the nations who are profoundly concerned about bird flu outbreak and commits to consider the pandemic as a communal threat. more »

Conclusion and Recomendation: International Symposium "Trail of Civilization" (28 Aug 2006)
Understanding the historical contact among the 6 countries (Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam) in cultural heritage, both tangible and intangible, enhance the symposium on Trail of Civilization. more »

Indonesia and Five Other ASEAN Nations in Cultural Heritage Cooperation (25 Aug 2006)
Indonesia, Cambodia, Laos People Democratic Republic, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam are several ASEAN nations that have come to realize about the trail of civilization, having a prospect to further enhance the relationship among them. more »

Tourism Media Center in Pangandaran Becomes Tourist Information Center (22 Aug 2006)
The Director General for Marketing in the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of RI, Mr. Thamrin B. Bachri, visited the Tourism Media Center in Pangandaran, Ciamis on August 18th, 2006. The visit was meant to let pass the facility to the local government of Ciamis. more »

Holding Statement: Updated News on Avian Influenza in Indonesia on August 8th, 2006 (9 Aug 2006)
Avian Influenza, also known as bird flu, still hovers as a remaining global issue, since the path to finding the medicine and the spread of the H5N1 virus has not crossed one another. In spite of the enduring effort to find the cure, Indonesia stands amongst the nations who are profoundly concerned about bird flu outbreak. more »

National Plan of Action in The Combat Against Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children in Indonesian Tourist Destinations (5 Aug 2006)
Law No. 23 of the Year 2002 on the Protection of Children, states clearly are gifts granted and entrusted to us by God Almighty. For, within themselves children already carry the dignity and rights intrinsic to the total human being. more »

Ministry & NIHINDO Collaborate for Majapahit Kingdom (2 Aug 2006)
Ministry of Culture and Tourism of RI has collaborated with an Indonesian-Japanese fellowship foundation called NIHINDO, to manage the historical and cultural resources in an endeavor to alleviate poverty, strengthen national identity, conserve national culture, and increase nationalism and devotion toward cultural assets. more »

Familiarization Tour to Pangandaran (1 Aug 2006)
Directorate-General of Marketing on 30-31 July 2006 has sent a number of journalists from various mass medias from Jakarta for covering newest growth in Pangandaran. more »

President Yudhoyono Visited Pangandaran, West Java (22 Jul 2006)
President Yudhoyono looked deeply mourning when he met distressed yet enthusiastic survivors. He urged all to always be positive and hopeful even in this moment of sorrow. more »

Tourism Media Center in Pangandaran, West Java (22 Jul 2006)
Please find the following address, phone and fax. number of Tourism Media Center in Pangandaran, West Java. Website and email also available. more »

Holding Statement: Regarding The July 17th, 2006 Earthquake and Tsunami (20 Jul 2006)
I would like to express our deepest condolence to all the departed, the victims, and the families in the affected areas of the earthquake and tsunami. more »

World Tourism Day Celebrated in Bali, September 16-17, 2006 (20 Jul 2006)
This festivity is planned to spin on September 16th " 17th, 2006 in Bali, bringing along a main theme: Bali Bike Fest 2006 " Peace Through Tourism. The goal of the celebration is to bring everyone, individually, as families, or as a community, to have fun through tourism activities, which is bicycling at this certain point more »

Official Statement on Pangandaran Earthquake and Tsunami in West Java and Central Java, on July 17th, 2006 (19 Jul 2006)
On behalf of all officials of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of RI, I would like to express our deepest condolence to all the departed, the victims, and the families in the affected areas of the earthquake and tsunami. more »

Indonesian Festival in Teheran Strengthens Indonesia-Iran Cultural Connection Established Since 7th A.D. (13 Jul 2006)
The interconnecting paths between the two nations has dated back long before the sovereignty of Indonesia. Srivijaya Empire, ruling the region of Indonesia and other South-East Asian nations and beyond in the 7th century A.D. had known such link more »

Symposium on Indonesia's Marketing Strategy in The Middle East 2006-2009 (29 Jun 2006)
The Vice President of RI, H.E. Jusuf Kalla, will open the symposium. Minister of Culture and Tourism of RI, H.E. Jero Wacik, will also attend the opening, accompanying the Vice President. more »

Know Your Country, Love Your Country in Theatres and 3 More National TV Stations (15 Jun 2006)
In an endeavor to disseminate a campaign known as Know Your Country, Love Your Country published by the Directorate General for Marketing in the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, the Director of Promotional Media, Ries Hartadi, has collaborated with the Indonesian cinema industry, and other 3 national television stations. The stations are Trans TV, RCTI, and the TVRI. more »

Tourism in Yogyakarta: Updated (6 Jun 2006)
Minister Wacik noted that tourism is a multi-sectoral industry. Collaboration and coordination are amongst the key to the swift recovery of Yogyakarta tourism industry, he said. As rescue and relief turns to recovery, it will be vital for the people affected to have the employment and income generated by tourism in order for them to be able to stand on their feet and rebuild their lives with dignity, Wiendu added. more »

Official Statement on Yogyakarta Earthquake (1 Jun 2006)
Although many still think and relate the earthquake with the Mount Merapi, currently discharging hot clouds and melting lava, an anticipated attraction for special-interest tourists from around the world, it was indeed not volcanic. more »

Cultural Fair on Spiritualism in Indonesia (22 May 2006)
The Ministry of Culture and Tourism of RI will stage a cultural fair on spiritualism in Taman Budaya, Denpasar Bali, on May 30th " June 1st, 2006. The event will be opened by the Director General of Cultural Values, Arts, and Film of the Ministry, Mr. Sri Hastanto. more »

Good Governance and National Campaign on Anti-Coruption (22 May 2006)
In strengthening community participation in reducing corruption, collusion, and nepotism in every level of public service/ government, including in the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, a national campaign called the National Campaign on Anti-Corruption in the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of RI is held during the month of May until August 2006, in the ministry and other 8 different locations. more »

Two Indonesias Films in Cannes Film Festival (17 May 2006)
Two Indonesias films are on the go to be in one of the worlds outstanding film festival, the Cannes Film Festival, held in France, on May 17th-28th, 2006. The two Indonesias films are Berbagi Suami (Love for Share) directed by Nia Dinata, and Serambi (Aceh and Tsunami aftermath, the movie) directed by Garin Nugroho. more »

Domestic Tourism Campaign via Cinema (12 May 2006)
The trailer called Kenali Negerimu, Cintai Negerimu (Know and Love Your Country) will be shown in 40 major cineplexes throughout the nations before any presentation of any movies. more »

Indonesian Embassy in Rome Staged Contemporary Indonesian Sculptors (10 May 2006)
The event director, Piero Giadrossi, expressed essential information during the event, stressing that the night was especially dedicated for Indonesian sculptors. more »

Indonesia's Ministry of Culture and Tourism Review, Current Tourism Status, Marketing Plans for 2006 (10 May 2006)
The Minister of Culture and Tourism, Mr. Jero Wacik, has fought hard to obtain additional marketing funds from the National Assembly for tourism promotion overseas in 2006 and beyond. more »

Road to Pata Travel Mart 2007 in Bali-Indonesia (5 May 2006)
There were around 60 news reporters, journalists, and tourism writers attended the event and mostly asked about the preparation of the coming PATA Travel Mart 2007 in Bali. more »

Congratulations to Nusantara Singers From Indonesia (3 May 2006)
An Indonesian vocal group called the Nusantara Singers deserved a tap on the back for winning the Silver Prize Award in the 24th Spring Art Festival in Pyongyang, North Korea on April 15th, 2006. more »

Sail Indonesia 2006 (17 Apr 2006)
Sail Indonesia 2006 is the biggest yacht event in Asia, attracting no less than 150 yachts from some 20 nations around the world. more »

Tourism Hoped to bring Prosperity in Indonesia's Small Islands (5 Apr 2006)
The existence of foreign investment and their legal businesses should be encouraged to alleviate poverty in the surrounding vicinity. more »

Indonesia Participates in Kuala Lumpur's MATTA-MITM 2006 (16 Mar 2006)
Indonesia attends its 4th participation at MATTA - MITM 2006 with the full hope that our goal to attract 6 (six ) million overseas visitors will come true in this year. At this prestigious International Toursm exchange. MATTA- MITM, held between 17 - 19 March 2006, the Indonesian Delegation is led by Director General of Marketing, Mr. Thamrin B. Bachri. more »

Minister To Inagurate 490 Students of Bandung's Leading Tourism School (16 Mar 2006)
The graduation day for 490 students of Bandung?emost tourism school, the Tourism Institute of Bandung, pursuing master (S-2), bachelor (D-IV), and diploma (D-III) degrees, is imminent. more »

Minister Visited National Monument to Relocate The Original Indonesian National Flag (7 Mar 2006)
In an endeavor to complete an unresolved intention of the first President of Indonesia, Soekarno, in placing the original Indonesian National Flag, the Dwiwarna, Indonesian word for Two Colors, red and white, within the museum inside the National Monument, (also known by the locals as Monas). more »

Ministry to Support Indonesian Automobile Association (7 Mar 2006)
An auto-touring rally named National Championship Time Rally 2006 (Auto-Touring Rally) staged by join cooperation between the Head Council of Indonesian Automobile Association (PP IMI) and PT PERKASA ENTERPRISE INDONESIA (PERKASA SPORTAINMENT) has gained support from the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of the Republic of Indonesia. more »

Yogyakarta Declaration on Cultural Tourism, Local Communities and Poverty Alleviation (9 Feb 2006)
By the participants of the UNWTO International Conference on Cultural Tourism and Local Communities held in Yogyakarta, Indonesia from 8 to 10 February 2006. Original text downloadble in PDF (Adobe Reader) format. more »

Minister: In-flight Magazines as a Means of Promotion (26 Jan 2006)
During the meetings in the ASEAN Tourism Forum 2006 in Davao City, Philippines, Minister of Culture and Tourism of RI, H.E. Jero Wacik, pitched an idea to his fellow tourism ministers on how the joint promotion would be brought to fruition. more »

Launching of SME Mini Souvenir Shop & Exhibition (9 Jan 2006)
The Ministry of Culture and Tourism of the Republic of Indonesia, jointly teamed up with the Indonesian Hotel and Restaurant Association (IHRA/PHRI), PT UKM Indonesia, and PT UKM Perkasa Makmur launched a program called the Small-Medium Enterprises (SME) Mini Souvenir Shop, an SME development program in a mutual conjunction with hotel marketing plan. more »

Minister Meet the Press Forum (9 Jan 2006)
On December 2, 2005, four news reporters and journalists from Foreign Correspondence Club met the Minister of Culture and Tourism of RI, H.E. Jero Wacik, to obtain the current situation on Indonesian tourism after the Kuta and Jimbaran Incidence occurred last October 1, 2005. Several national journalists were also present including the well-known former national TV reporter, Inke Maris. more »

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