Saturday, February 28, 2015

10 Best Beaches from around the World in 2015

Based on reviews from visitors of TripAdvisor site



White Beach, Boracay

Review from visitors of the TripAdvisor site to a variety of world’s beaches in Asia, Africa, the Caribbean, Europe, South America, South Pacific, UK and USA is considered interesting for tourists in the world.

The beach is one of the preferred destinations by tourists in tourist areas, especially for tourists from Europe or America, when their continent experiencing winter, so the desire to bask at the time traveled at the beach becomes one of necessity.


Sunset at Boracay

This award has entered the third year in a reward of Travelers' Choice 2015 on beaches from around the world.

Here are 10 best beaches in the world by TripAdvisor.

1. Baia do Sancho, Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
2. Grace Bay, Providenciales, Turks and Caicos
3. Rabbit Beach, Lampedusa, Italy
4. Playa Paraiso Beach, Cayo Largo, Cuba
5. Playa de Ses Illetes, Formentera, Spain

6. Anse Lazio, Praslin Island, Seychelles
7. White Beach, Boracay, Philippines
8. Flamenco Beach, Culebra, Puerto Rico
9. Whitehaven Beach, Whitsunday Islands, Australia
10. Elafonissi Beach, Elafonissi, Crete, Greece


Winners of Travelers' Choice for the Beaches category is determined based on the quantity and quality of the reviews and rating from the travelers on the beaches of TripAdvisor collected within a period of 12 months.

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(Source TripAdvisor, CNN Indonesia /Images Wikipedia)

Friday, February 27, 2015

Travel Agenda in March that Worthy to Consider

Vacation plans can be drawn up in March



Cape Town International Jazz Festival

If you really have to plan a holiday, not wrong if a little look at world travel events that occur in the coming months, you may be able to consider it.

An article in the tourist sites give some suggestions about interesting tourist activities in the month of March 2015.

1. Grape Harvest Festival (March 1 to 10). The location in the city of Mendoza, Argentina, which is known as the Andes, a festival celebration of ripening grapes, then enjoy a glass of wine and feel the sensation while enjoying the natural atmosphere of the mountains.

2. Las Fallas (March 1 to 19). Celebration in the city of Valencia, the celebration of St. Joseph's festival, held for 5 days 5 nights on the streets of the city of Valencia. Enjoy the atmosphere of a typical Spanish hospitality and its beautiful dances.

3. St. Patrick's Day Parade (March 14). Something special in Chicago, as well as commemorate the 60th anniversary with a distinctive culinary offerings, as well as a great natural events when the waters turn into green color.

4. Pacific Rim Whale Festival (March 14 to 22). How do you feel when looking at the arrival of thousands of gray whales in Tofino district, part of the province of British Columbia, Canada. Exciting events while enjoying a wide variety of food with family, and events of funny and interesting talk show.

5. Cape Town International Jazz Festival 2015. If you are a fan of jazz music, do not need to search anymore, it's here in South Africa at the end of March. Treat a wide selection of spectacle, and you can even take the time to play golf, maybe watch a fashion show, to the photography exhibition that make your holiday to be special.

March is getting closer, certainly vacation plans have been prepared, but get a special experience not to be forgotten to make the holiday more remarkable.

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(Source Kompas Travel, National Geographic Traveler /Image Cape Town International Jazz Festival)

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Traveling in ASEAN will Easier with Asean Pass

AirAsia breakthrough with "AirAsia Asean Pass" and "AirAsia Asean Pass+"



Tourism in ASEAN countries will be easier with the participation of airline AirAsia, ease of travel, after the inauguration of their new products begin Monday, February 23, 2015.

Both of these cards will encourage tourism among the ASEAN countries, each set with a price of USD 151.51 for 10 credits for "AirAsia Asean Pass" and USD 275.83 to 20 credits for "AirAsia Asean Pass+".

Citing articles at a tourist site, AirAsia CEO Tony Fernandes said in a press release, "AirAsia Asean Pass also allows us to connect the ASEAN countries and attract more foreign tourists come to this area. Asean Pass it a perfect tool for promoting integration in the ASEAN countries. "


The holder of AirAsia Asean Pass and AirAsia Asean Pass+ can enjoy flying in a fixed price (fixed-rate) to more than 148 routes in all ASEAN countries, and behaves like a currency, so as to reduce the difficulty in exchanging foreign currency for fares route based owned credit.

Convenient for travelers on their tour, because the facilities associated with both cards, and applies to each AirAsia in Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia and the Philippines to the various destinations in the ASEAN region.

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(Source Kompas Travel, AirAsia /Images V Arifin)

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Australian Airline Tighter in the Smart Casual Dress Code

The rules are based on visitor complaints about the passengers dress



A poll conducted by the Australian Business Traveller website that asks, "Should Qantas implement a smart casual dress code in the airport?"

Interesting answers obtained, more than three thousand people who choose, as much as 84.24 percent answered “yes”.

An interesting result of the opinions of the passengers, so do not be surprised if the Qantas airline asked the passengers, in order to dress more appropriate.

As the quote from CNN site, the Australian airline said, more strict in implementing the dress code smart casual ', starting from April 1 for the tourists who visit the clubs and business spaces in the Qantas domestic airport Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, Perth, and Sydney, where visitors can receive a 'warning/notification/advice' on smart casual dress style guidelines specified.

Of course this will be a revolution of interest to tourists, as they are required to avoid things like wearing a sleeveless shirt, barefoot, and rubber slippers sandals.

Travel tours do have different nuances, the tourists tend to appear in a completely relaxed state, but apparently not in any place can be done freely, proved a lot of people who agree with the dress guidelines.

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(Source CNN, CNN Indonesia, Qantas /Image Qantas)

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

10 Interesting Facts about the Oscars

Hollywood welcomes "Birdman" (or “The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance”) as the Best Picture Oscar in 2015



Interesting stories about the life of Riggan Thomson, at the end of his fame, for the role as, apparently got the appreciation of the film community in America, on Sunday, February 22, 2015 local time.

Oscars have been announced in various categories at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.


Julianne Moore in Berlin Film Festival

Here is the Winner of Oscar 2015.

Best Picture:
Alejandro G Inarritu, John Lesher dan James W Skotchdopole - "Birdman"

Best Actor:
Eddie Redmayne - "The Theory of Everything"

Best Actress:
Julianne Moore - "Still Alice"

Best Supporting Actor:
JK Simmons - "Whiplash"

Best Supporting Actress:
Patricia Arquette - "Boyhood"

Of course you can take the time to watch the movie, comedy satire film director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's work with the starring role of renowned artists, namely Michael Keaton, Zach Galifianakis, Edward Norton, Andrea Riseborough, Amy Ryan, Emma Stone, and Naomi Watts.

Award the work of cinema that has entered its 87th year, it turns out many interesting facts that deserve to be delivered.

1. The name "Oscar" proposed by a librarian in 1931, because it is similar to his uncle, named Oscar.
2. Oscar weighs 8.5 pounds.
3. Oscar ceremony. Shortest (1931) - 100 minutes, and the longest (2002) - 263 minutes.
4. Films with the Most Oscars. Titanic, Ben Hur and The Lord of the Rings, each with 11 Oscars.
5. Most Oscar Awards. Walt Disney in various categories, 64 Oscar nominations, 22 Oscars, 4 Academy Honorary Award.
6. Least Fortunate. Mixer Kevin O'Connell, with 20 Oscar nominations and never win.
7. X Label Film. Midnight Cowboy, the only Oscar winner, the Best Picture category.
8. Most Long Speech Oscar Awards. Greer Garson with speech more than 5 minutes.
9. The Most Host. Bob Hope with 19 appearances.
10. Oscar Hammerstein II is the only Oscar winner named Oscar.

Festive celebration for the winners and audiences around the world of the highest works of world cinema, and the wider community welcomed the award winners as respect for the works of filmmakers.

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(Source A Kusumawardhani - CNN Indonesia, AMPAS /Images L Priyanti, Wikipedia)

Monday, February 23, 2015

10 Best Beaches in Asia version of Traveler's Choice 2015

Based on the results of visitor reviews on TripAdvisor site



Sunset at Boracay

Who would doubt the charm of the beach in a tourist area, many tourists option to a tourist spot is the presence of beautiful beaches and the corresponding expectations of visitors.

Of course that is present in the minds of the tourists are playing on the beach, swimming, diving, surfing, banana boating, and other water sports.


White Beach, Boaracay

TripAdvisor award for the winner of Travelers' Choice 2015 for the category of beach is an award for the third year, the beaches are spread across Asia, Africa, the Caribbean, Europe, South America, South Pacific, UK and USA.

Here are the 10 best beaches in the Asian version of the Traveler's Choice Awards.

1. White Beach, Boracay, Philippines
2. Radhanagar Beach, Havelock Island, India
3. Nai Harn Beach, Karon, Thailand
4. Ngapali Beach, Ngapali, Myanmar
5. Yapak Beach, Boracay, Philippines

6. Agonda Beach, Agonda, India
7. Railay Beach, Krabi, Thailand
8. Kata Noi Beach, Karon, Thailand
9. Phra Nang Beach, Ao Nang, Thailand
10. Otres Beach, Sihanoukville, Cambodia


The results obtained above for the category of the beach is based on the opinion of a TripAdvisor community worldwide.

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(Source CNN Indonesia, TripAdvisor /Images Wikipedia)

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Lake Toba into the Caldera Geopark

Indonesia has registered Lake Toba into UNESCO Global Geopark Network



Lake Toba and the surrounding area is kept the charm, it is proper local government proposed it as a special tourist areas, related to the proposal as Caldera Geopark.

Socialization intensively carried out to the surrounding community and the community leaders, how will impact the region as a geopark.

Most communities in the visible region need time to understand the concept of geopark or garden earth.


Currently the Indonesian government has registered this region at the UNESCO, continue the steps that carried out by the previous president, SB Yudhoyono in 2014 which designated it a National Earth Park.

When all attempts have been made, all parties have a decent sense of caring, agreed with environmental conservation measures, maintaining the carrying capacity of ecosystems, the local government's commitment to environmental improvement, public awareness together, and of course the quality of the infrastructure.

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(Source Kompas, Regional Management of Lake Toba /Images T Pudan Naibaho, P Sianturi)