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President Jokowi encourages Bali travel companies to give large discounts

President Joko Widodo or Jokowi has opened opportunities to give discounts of up to 30 percent to both domestic and foreign tourists as part of the government’s efforts to revive the country’s weakened tourism sector following the coronavirus outbreak. “We are still mulling over this possibility this afternoon, to give incentive discounts of 30 percent…

Lombok: tourism needs lots of development to become the "new Bali"

The Perth-to-Lombok flight introduced in June last year has contributed to a 40 per cent jump in hotel occupancy rates in the burgeoning south of the island. But the new push to make Lombok a tourism destination has not dented Australia’s love affair with its next-door neighbour, Bali. Air Asia began the direct flights in…

OMA's Bali hotel provides open space for guests and locals to mix

First OMA hotel in Bali has been designed both for guests and to engage the local community, with an open space for cultural events and leisure activities. The open space, or platform, at Potato Head Studios runs from the hotel down to the beach at Seminyak and is based on the raised and ground-level courtyards of Indonesian…

InterContinental Bali announces fine art collaborative project with Japanese Manga artist

Bringing the world’s reputable Japanese art to the island, InterContinental Bali Resort has announced an exceptional collaboration with the renowned Japanese Manga’s illustrator, Wamizu, who has been involved in several major projects including JR West Japan Summer campaign. Through this intercultural project, Wamizu san has passionately created collectable of Manga illustrations capturing the InterContinental life…

Above Rooftop Lounge was voted the best in Bali for the year

Travellers searching for the best food, drinks and views Bali has to offer should look to the skies where a glamorous rooftop bar is serving up Asian tapas and custom-made cocktails. Hailed as the ‘Best Rooftop Bar’ in the 2019 Bali Best Restaurant Bar and Cafe Awards, Above Rooftop Lounge sits atop the Four Points…

Lift Bali – an eco-friendly treetop hotel in the heart of the rainforest

Hidden in plain sight between rice paddies and lush forest in the village of Penestan, Kecamatan Ubud, Lift Bali is created without concrete to have a less invasive environmental footprint and impact. Designed by Bali-based architect Alexis Dornier, the lodgings are designed to blend seamlessly with their surroundings. Guests sleep cocooned by leafy trees, wooden beams and the sounds of the…

Westin opens second resort in Ubud, Bali

Westin Hotels & Resorts has planted a second flag in Bali with its debut of the Westin Resort & Spa Ubud. The 120-room property features a mix of traditional rooms, suites and villas, including two private pool villas designed to accommodate larger groups or families. Among the resort’s dining options are Tabla, an all-day venue…