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Jakarta Named Asia's Top Travel Destination On the Rise


 

The travel website TripAdvisor have recently announced the winners of the 2012 Travelers' Choice of destinations on the rise in Asia and the world, and Jakarta topped the list for Asia, ahead of Kathmandu, Kolkata and Manila.

TripAdvisor, in a press release, said the rankings were compiled based on tourism destinations that had shown the biggest rise in positive feedback and drew the greatest increase in interest from tourists compared with the previous year.

The site named the top 10 risers each for Asia, the South Pacific, North America, South America and Europe.

"It is interesting to see that Jakarta is at the top rank for tourist destinations in Asia, winning over other destinations such as Osaka, Kathmandu, Chiang Mai and Phnom Penh," said Jean Ow-Yeong, a TripAdvisor spokeswoman.

She said the award was given not only based on the rising interest of tourists, but also the increase in positive feedback on hotels, restaurants and activities in the city.

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Cendrawasih Bay National Park: Playground of the spotted Whaleshark  in Indonesia
Cendrawasih Bay National Park: Playground of the spotted Whaleshark in Indonesia

The large Cendrawasih Bay National Park in the north of the island of Papua, otherwise known as Teluk Cenderawasih, includes Indonesia's largest marine national park, and is one of the best dive-sites (29/12/2012)
Tradition, Celebration and Ceremonies  in Indonesia
Tradition, Celebration and Ceremonies in Indonesia

To celebrate New Year's Eve, the people of halting participate in a traditional walking competition, followed by various attractions and traditional performances. (29/12/2012)
Bureau Hosts Farewell Dinner for Outgoing State’s Tourism Malaysia Director
Bureau Hosts Farewell Dinner for Outgoing State’s Tourism Malaysia Director

The Sarawak Convention Bureau (SCB) recently hosted a farewell dinner for outgoing Tourism Malaysia State Director, En Ahmad Johanif bin Mohd Ali, who will be leaving Sarawak to begin a new post in he (20/12/2012)
Sarawak Celebrates the Business Events Industry to Mark Growth of RM 222 million in Direct Delegate
Sarawak Celebrates the Business Events Industry to Mark Growth of RM 222 million in Direct Delegate

The Anak Sarawak Appreciation Award (ASAA) is a much celebrated annual event. Taking on a new format in 2012, industry members and suppliers were acknowledged for their extraordinary passion, leadersh (10/12/2012)
Jakarta Named Asia's Top Travel Destination On the Rise
Jakarta Named Asia's Top Travel Destination On the Rise

The travel website TripAdvisor have recently announced the winners of the 2012 Travelers' Choice of destinations on the rise in Asia and the world, and Jakarta topped the list for Asia, ahead of Kathm (14/11/2012)
Indonesia targets 9 million visitors in 2013 boosted by APEC Summit and Miss World Pageant in Bali
Indonesia targets 9 million visitors in 2013 boosted by APEC Summit and Miss World Pageant in Bali

Minister for Tourism and Creative Economy, Mari Elka Pangestu informed the press that for 2013 Indonesia targets 9 million international foreign visitor arrivals. (11/10/2012)
Mt. Batur Geopark in Bali now included in UNESCO Global Geopark Network
Mt. Batur Geopark in Bali now included in UNESCO Global Geopark Network

The 11th European Geopark Conference held in Arouca, Portugal from 19 - 21 September has agreed to recognize the exotic island of Bali's volcanic area around Mt. Batur as member of the Global Geopark (10/10/2012)
Latest Infrastructure Developments to Boost Business Events in Sarawak
Latest Infrastructure Developments to Boost Business Events in Sarawak

In line with the Economic Transformation Programme (ETP), Sarawak is undergoing numerous infrastructure improvements which will benefit the community. (26/09/2012)
Garuda Indonesia Named 'The World's Best Regional Airline' at Farnborough Airshow
Garuda Indonesia Named "The World's Best Regional Airline" at Farnborough Airshow

Skytrax CEO, Mr. Edward Plaisted, presented "The World's Best Regional Airline" award directly to Garuda Indonesia President & CEO, Emirsyah Satar during the event in London (27/08/2012)
Discover the World with Garuda Indonesia
Discover the World with Garuda Indonesia

Garuda Indonesia Travel Fair is one of the biggest trade fair in Indonesia showcasing attractive prices and travel packages. This is the largest consumer travel and holiday fair in Indonesia, followed (23/08/2012)
Jakarta's Inspiring Istiqlal Mosque
Jakarta's Inspiring Istiqlal Mosque

First opened to the public by Indonesia’s first President, Soekarno, on 22 February 1978, the grand Istiqlal Mosque of Jakarta is the largest mosque in South East Asia both in structure and capacity (23/08/2012)
The National Monument / Jakarta
The National Monument / Jakarta

The main Sudirman-Thamrin avenues in Jakarta lead to the Merdeka Square, where in its center stands the National Monument (also known as Monas--Monumen Nasional) (18/08/2012)
Wayag Island, Indonesia. Raja Ampat:
Wayag Island, Indonesia. Raja Ampat:

The Ultimate Underwater Beauty www.eturbonews.com (03/08/2012)
Amazing Golf in the heart of Jakarta , 5 Great Ways to Get Out In Jakarta During the Weekend
Amazing Golf in the heart of Jakarta , 5 Great Ways to Get Out In Jakarta During the Weekend

Jakarta can be overwhelming during the week with all its traffic, malls and disorder, but taking a breather and enjoying some time outdoors on the weekends can be quite easy (02/08/2012)
MICE tourism Indonesia competitive but needs at least five years
MICE tourism Indonesia competitive but needs at least five years

Tourism and Creative Economy Minister Mari Elka Pangestu talked to The Jakarta Post about her plans to develop this sector. (02/08/2012)
LOMBOK, alluring island East of Bali / Indonesia
LOMBOK, alluring island East of Bali / Indonesia

www.eturbonews.com With divine beaches, the majestic Mt Rinjani and spectacular marine life to discover, the island of Lombok in West Nusa Tenggara has no shortage of attractions both in and out of t (05/07/2012)
  Uluwatu.. The Most Famous Wave in Bali / Indonesia
Uluwatu.. The Most Famous Wave in Bali / Indonesia

eTurboNews.com, Uluwatu is the most famous wave of Bali. There is always some swell here so it's also always crowded. (12/06/2012)
Government backs 'dangdut' music to be listed as national heritage with UNESCO
Government backs 'dangdut' music to be listed as national heritage with UNESCO

The Indonesian government has agreed to throw its full support behind the hypnotic and intoxicating mixture of Indian influenced Indonesian 'dangdut' music being enlisted as an official Indonesian mu (21/04/2012)
Garuda named 'best airline in the world
Garuda named "best airline in the world

National flag carrier Garuda Indonesia has been recognized as the 'Best International Airline' according to a recent independent survey of all major airlines throughout the world (03/04/2012)
Bali / Indonesia - is targeting 3 million foreign tourist visitors in 2012
Bali / Indonesia - is targeting 3 million foreign tourist visitors in 2012

Bali is targeting 3 million foreign tourist visitors in 2012, a number, if achieved that will represent an increase of 8.8% over the 2,756,579 foreign tourists who took a holiday in Bali in 2011. (20/03/2012)
Indonesian Fashion Week Spotlights Local Flair
Indonesian Fashion Week Spotlights Local Flair

The Jakarta Convention Center was a sea of color during the last week of February. More than 400 Indonesian fashion brands and 200 designers showcased their latest collections at the JCC during the fi (14/03/2012)
Autonomy of tastes in 'rendang' / Indonesia
Autonomy of tastes in 'rendang' / Indonesia

Recent international recognition for the famous beef Sumatran rendang dish has only increased its popularity among local food lovers. Many festivals were held in 2011 to savor the cuisine. (28/02/2012)
ASEAN Tourism Forum (ATF) 2012, Manado - Indonesia
ASEAN Tourism Forum (ATF) 2012, Manado - Indonesia

The Indonesian government choose Manado city to hold this event in order to promote the city, Manado is very nice city, most popular with the treasures underwater (21/02/2012)
ATF 2012 Kicks Off With Pre-TRAVEX Networking Activities
ATF 2012 Kicks Off With Pre-TRAVEX Networking Activities

Comprehensive Business, Education and Networking Programme To Follow Over TRAVEX Days (12/01/2012)

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