Central Java expects to attract 1.2 million foreign visitors in 2019; Jakarta Post

The provincial administration of Central Java has set a target of attracting 1.2 million foreign visitors in 2019.

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Komodo Park temporary shutdown plan meets resistance; Markus Makur and Dyaning Pangestika; The Jakarta Post

Located between Sumbawa and Flores islands, Komodo National Park is home to approximately 2,762 Komodo dragons as well as 3,900 deer. The park is also a popular destination for tourists, especially from overseas. The ministry recorded a significant increase in international tourists from 125,069 in 2017 to 159,217 in 2018.

Source: Komodo Park temporary shutdown plan meets resistance

Indonesia mulls Komodo dragon park closure and Bali tax to fight overtourism; Nicola Smith; Telegraph

Indonesia is set to become the latest Asian nation to step up the battle against overtourism, with plans afoot in the paradise island of Bali for an environment tax for visitors and the possible closure this year of the world-famous Komodo national park to help save its skinny dragons.

Source: Indonesia mulls Komodo dragon park closure and Bali tax to fight overtourism

A Bali vacation sounds magical — and it is when you help keep the island beautiful; Robin Abcarian; LA Times

New wealth has meant that Bali’s roadways are overrun by motorbikes, and its waterways and rice paddies are choking on trash that has turned this once pristine island into a cautionary tale about the perils of plastic and consumption in an agrarian society ill-equipped for the challenge.

Source: A Bali vacation sounds magical — and it is when you help keep the island beautiful

Yogyakarta Bucket List: Top 23 Best Things to do in Yogyakarta, Indonesia; Melo Villareal; Out of Town Blog

Source: Yogyakarta Bucket List: Top 23 Best Things to do in Yogyakarta, Indonesia – Out of Town Blog

21 Things To Do In Bali With Teens; Josh Bender; Travel With Bender

I recently spent a week with my niece (14) and nephew (15), and like most teenagers, they’d be happy to spend a week in a plush hotel with on-demand movies and a high-speed internet connection… But where’s the fun in that? Teen years are a period of discovery. They’re fundamental in shaping identity by cultivating passions, likes and dislikes. So, when I took these teenagers to a region with a culture as rich as Bali, I wanted them to get off the Wi-Fi and try something completely new.

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Step Back in Time with These Top Shore EXCursions for the History Buff; Lauren M; Holland America

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19 Things To Do In Indonesia In 2019; Kate Alvarez; Cosmopolitan

It’s only a four-hour plane ride away.

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15 Best Things To Do In Indonesia On Your Vacation; Revati Tamboli; TripHobo

Indonesia is a treasure trove of places to visit and adventure activities to do. This list will help you plan your trip to this magical country.

Source: 15 Best Things To Do In Indonesia On Your Vacation

Top 10 best things to see & do in Indonesia; Luxury Travel Expert

Here are 10 spiritual, cultural, natural and adventure-fuelled reasons why Indonesia should be your next holiday destination.

Source: Top 10 best things to see & do in Indonesia – the Luxury Travel Expert