Tagged tourism

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…

Bali rockers rage against reclamation in Indonesia's tourist hub

Musician I Gede ‘Jerinx’ Ari Astina was still a student at the University of National Education in Denpasar, the provincial capital of Bali, when he first got involved in activism. It was 1997 and massive demonstrations had erupted across Indonesia, demanding the resignation of longtime ruler, Soeharto. Jerinx joined the movement, designing posters. “I once…