Indonesia’s Department of Culture and Tourism has announced its intention to continue the current Visit Indonesian Year (VIY) campaign for a third year as part of plans to attract seven million foreign visitors in 2010. Visit Indonesia Year which was launched after 2008 was already well underway, was retained for an additional year in 2009. […]

The Indonesia Culture and Tourism Minister,  Jero Wacik,  plans a target of cutting the “short visa on arrival” service provided at airports and seaports across the country within the first 100 days in office. The new Indonesia-appointed Culture and Tourism Minister said accelerating the service would improve Indonesia’s image as a destination, prompting more tourists […]

Batam island expects to attract at least 500,000 tourists from Malaysia during Visit Batam Year 2010. Its director of the tourism and culture department, Guntur Sakti, said the target was achievable because in recent years Malaysian tourists were the third highest to visit Batam, about 45 minutes by ferry from Johor Baharu. "This year, up […]