Sunday, December 21, 2014

10 Places of the World that Most Many Being Photos Objects 2014

Based on a 2014 Best Photo on Instagram



Musee du Louvre, Paris

Photo sharing service site, Instagram, provide location information that has become a tourist destination throughout the year 2014, most of the attractions are located in the United States and elsewhere are in the Asian region, such as Siam Paragon.

Other places preferred by tourists is the Museum du Louvre in Paris, and several locations in Russia.


Times Square at New Year Celebration, New York

Here are 10 spots of the most widely photographed and uploaded to Instagram in 2014 and can be a clue in the world places frequented.

1. Disneyland, Anaheim, California, USA
2. Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, California, USA
3. Times Square, New York, USA
4. Siam Paragon, Bangkok, Thailand
5. Gorky Park, Moscow, Russia

6. Musee du Louvre, Paris, France
7. Red Square, Moscow, Russia
8. Madison Square Garden, New York, USA
9. Yankee Stadium, New York, USA
10. The Dubai Mall, Dubai, United Arab Emirates


Places above does give a different picture of the results of last year, given the tendency of the movement of tourists in the world.

Now there is only one tourist attraction of Southeast Asia in the list, but the tourist area of the Asia-Pacific region remains attractive destination for tourists in the world as a whole.

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(Source GigaOm, Kompas Tekno /Images Sonya Maria, wikipedia)

Saturday, December 20, 2014

10 Popular Destinations to Celebrate the New Year by the Indonesian Travelers

Kuta ranks first most popular



Sunset at Kuta, Bali

New Year Celebration is one of the top tourist crowds at tourist spots throughout the Asia Pacific region, according to Trip Advisor search results that contained in the first part of this blog.

Furthermore the search results to tourist areas in Indonesia, based on the number of search activity for domestic tourists which is a combination of locations in Indonesia and abroad.

As we know today was recorded 315 million visitors of Trip Advisor and also there were more than 200 million reviews and opinions on 4.4 million from a variety of destinations in the world such as restaurants, hotels, including tourist attractions.


Street of Jakarta

The results of the reviews indicate Bali and Jakarta is still the most preferred tourist area by tourists to celebrate the new year, even though many other tourist locations are being sought in Indonesia.


Kuta Beach

Here are 10 of the most popular destinations as a celebration of the new year, as follows Kuta, Seminyak, Nusa Dua, and Legian in Bali, then the other is the city of Yogyakarta, Bandung and Jakarta, which became a favorite.


Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

While other places is selected overseas destinations, are Singapore, Hong Kong and Kuala Lumpur.

Search results pulled from the website visitors from Indonesia as a guide for travel planning, since Trip Advisor starting seriously enter and thrive in Indonesia since 2010 ago.

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(Source Trip Advisor, Kompas Travel /Images L Tambajong, M Kretyawan, N Ginting)

Friday, December 19, 2014

2 of 10 Most Popular Destinations in Asia Pacific for the New Year Celebrations are in Bali

Seminyak is third after Sydney, Australia and Singapore



The Samaya, Seminyak

Trip Advisor users in Southeast Asia in their search process activities in Trip Advisor sites, gives the reviews and opinions of visitors in the form of the ten most popular destinations for New Year celebrations.

This result is a Trip Advisor search, the world class travel websites, put two of tourist sites in Seminyak and Kuta as a popular tourist destination in recent years of the ten tourist sites in the Asia Pacific.


The Café at Seminyak

"Indonesia is the only country with two tourist destinations in the list of the top 10," said Jean Ow Yeong, Public Relations of Trip Advisor.


Waiting for Sunset, Kuta

Other tourist destinations are Hong Kong, Taipei, New York, Paris, Bangkok, and the last is Melbourne.

The results obtained are the reviews and opinions of 315 million visitors each month on Trip Advisor tourist sites, from a variety of destinations in the world such as restaurants, hotels, including tourist attractions.

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(Source Trip Advisor, Kompas Travel /Images The Samaya Seminyak, D Bintang, N Ginting)

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Best Hostels in South East Asia

Selection of places to stay for the based budget travelers



The Rooftop Garden, Six Degrees Backpackers Hostel

Nothing that can not be resolved, especially for tourists who are very strict with low budget. Recommendations by friend can help on the way, but an interesting article in a travel portal site Kompas Travel can be considered.

The choice for the best hostels for tourists who were in the tourist area in Southeast Asia. Perhaps you are one of them.

The best hostels are obtained from Hoscars annual awards by Hostelworld.com that has lasted for 12 years based on user reviews of Hostelworld.com.

1. Indonesia, Six Degrees. Characteristic of a hostel with dorm rooms and bunk beds with air conditioning, private rooms are also available. Facilities include a room watching a mini cinema, restaurants, books and DVDs, a billiards room, and a lounge on the top floor that is open and versatile bamboo shades, the internet and other basic needs of tourists. Address Cikini Raya Street # 60 B-C, Jakarta.


NapPark Hostel

2. Thailand, NapPark Hostel at Khao San. Typical Thailand with an open garden and rooms with air-conditioning facilities, internet, television and others. Address Tani Rd. (Banglampoo) # 5 Taladyod Phranakorn Bangko, Bangkok.

3. Malaysia, Roof Top Guest House and Hostel Melaka. A typical Malaysian-style house - with private facilities and dormitory type rooms, air conditioned and internet. Address Jalan Kampong Pantai # 39 Melaka, Malaysia.


Green Kiwi Backpacker Hostel

4. Singapore, Green Kiwi Backpacker Hostel. Dorm rooms with bright designs. Available cafe, bike parking, bar, terrace. Located in the city center and close to public transport, MRT and buses. Address Lavender Street # 280A, Singapore.

5. Philippines, Red Carabao Community. Close to public transport, with good facilities for a hostel, rooms can be booked with the use of air conditioning, internet, television and others. Address Felix Huertas Street # 2819, Santa Cruz, Manila.

6. Vietnam, Mojzo Inn. Located in the heart of Nha Trang, this hostel is close to the beach and restaurants. Facilities include mineral water with refillable bottles, wifi internet, a shuttle from the airport and bicycle rental. Address Nguyen # 120/36, Thien Thuat Street, Nha Trang, Vietnam.


The Siem Reap Hostel

7. Cambodia, The Siem Reap Hostel. Very interesting with restaurant and bar facilities, as well as the room together to socialize, pool table. Likewise available shuttle from the airport, swimming pool, spa and massage, yoga, and cinema, as well as bicycle rental. Address Wot Bo, Angkor School Road, Siem Reap.

When examined all hostels realize the standard requirements for tourists, such as private rooms, although guests can choose the type of dorm rooms, breakfast, AC (air condition), internet + WiFi, TV, safe deposit boxes become a feature of all the hostels.

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(Source Ni Luh Made Pertiwi - Kompas Travel, Hostelworld.com /Images are owned by the Hostels)

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

South Korean tourists are Most Visiting Traveler's to Japan

Based on data from approximately 10 million foreign tourists who visited Japan in 2013



Himeji Castle

Japan continues to open up to the presence of tourists from various countries, based on the record of the Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO), that the majority of tourist arrivals was from Asia, which is 78.3 percent, and Europe 8.7 percent, 7.7 percent and the United States.

Another thing that triggers an increase in tourist arrivals is the presence of low-cost airlines, which triggers the middle class to travel to other countries, such as the number of tourists from Asia are likely to rise.


Tourists in Japan

In 2000 only 16 percent, while 19 percent of America, Europe 57 percent, and another 7 percent. Then, in 2010, tourists from Asia rose to 22 percent, Americans dropped to 16 percent, Europe was reduced to 51 percent, and the other 12 percent.

Here are the list of tourists visit to Japan in 2013.

1. South Korea by about 23.7 percent
2. Taiwan 21.3 percent
3. China 12.7 percent
4. United States 7.7 percent
5. Hongkong 7.2 percent

6. Thailand 4.4 percent
7. Australia's 2.4 percent
8. England 1.9 percent
9. Singapore 1.8 percent
10. Malaysia 1.7 percent

11. France 1.5 percent
12. Kananda 1.5 percent
13. Germany 1.2 percent
14. Italy 0.6 percent
15. Spain 0.4 percent

16. Other countries 10 percent


The Japanese government realized the potential for an increase in tourist arrivals, they will perform a variety of methods to attract tourists, among others, simplification of entry procedures for citizens of other countries and visa-free policy, MICE (meetings, incentives, conferences, and exhibitions), and a festival of art and culture.

All that remains hidden tourism potential will be explored and developed in order to attract people of the world to visit Japan.

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(Source JNTO, KompasTravel /Images P Widi Hatmi)

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

10 Best Cities for Traveling in 2015 – Part 2

The second part of the Lonely Planet recommendation about the Cities Must Visit



India girls

Of course you already know the first part of the cities must visit in 2015 on this blog, a lot of attention focused on the cities in the coming years, including the cities that may have been missed by the tourists in the world.


Bodhgaya and Varanasi, India

Lonely Planet recommendation would have an acceptable reason, have a very decent recommendations for consideration. 2015 is getting closer and various travel plans have been prepared.

Here are the cities of the best tourist destinations in 2015 according to the Lonely Planet incorporated in the "Lonely Planet's Best in Travel 2015".

6. Vienna in Austria. There was a crowd in the birth of the Ringstrasse, the main square built by the Hapsburg Empire. City which has a long history, incredible architecture and great museums. And do not forget in this city you once fused in contemporary culture that characterizes most of the people in this city.

7. Toronto in Canada. One of the most diverse cities in the world with the nickname "New York City with the taste of Switzerland", because of the diversity of the population in the city. Crowds at sporting events in 2015 is the Pan American Games with around 250,000 visitors will be present there.

8. Chennai in India. Town with a very old age, 369 years with local culture which is growing rapidly as well as being the city's film industry Kollywood, Tamil films. In addition, you can enjoy the Chennai Metro Rail, so that the traveler will be treated to the best service in town.

9. Salisbury in England. According to Lonely Planet, Salisbury is a forgotten gem from Britain. Rich with history, upscale restaurants and lively nightlife. Come in 2015 in celebration of 800 years of the signing of the Magna Carta with a number of festivals.

10. Plovdiv in Bulgaria. City which has similarities with Salisbury, the city of Plovdiv, Bulgaria, city rich with a long history. Europe's hidden gems, as the intersection of Eastern and Western culture with beautiful natural landscape.

2015 was a good year to do a tour, and maybe you'll decide to these towns.

Return to Part 1...

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(Source Intisari Online, Kompas Travel /Images L Pandjaitan, E Widi)

Monday, December 15, 2014

Garuda as the Newest Member of "5 Star Airlines"

Skytrax survey based on products and services, onboard and in airports



The airlines from Indonesia, Garuda Indonesia will become the newest member of the 5 star airlines, of course, an extraordinary achievement of the airline.


Garuda fly to Denpasar, Bali

Skytrax assessment of Garuda Indonesia, and the results of the survey to 20 million passengers worldwide, based on products and services, onboard and at the airport.

According to Skytrax CEO Edward Plaisted, based on excerpts from airlinequality.com news, that this achievement is the recognition of the quality standards of Garuda Indonesia as well as a reflection of the hard work in recent years.

A unique survey conducted by Skytrax, an independent flight rating agency based in London, to send the surveyors to pretend to be a passenger and then prove it by means of direct observation of flights as a regular passenger.


Terminal 2F, Soekarno Hatta Airport

Garuda Indonesia deserves became the seventh member of an exclusive group "5 Star Airlines". Edward Plaisted added, "The assessment was based on products and services, onboard and at the airport."

A great achievement of a carrier in the Southeast Asian region and a positive impact on the development of tourism in Asia, of course.

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(Source NatGeo Traveler, Kompas Travel /Images Herwijati Anita Miranda Prajitno, Diajeng A Abadhy, Liny Tambajong)