November 2020

Indonesia Prepares for MotoGP; Lombok Airport-Mandalika Bypass to Finish in 2021

The 17-kilometer bypass will be one of the supporting infrastructure for the 2021 MotoGP event. Date: November 7, 2020 Source: TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - The government is targeting the bypass construction from Lombok International Airport to the Mandalika Special Economic Zone to be completed in August 2021. The 17-kilometer bypass will be one of the supporting [...]

October 2017

Mandalika Special Economic Zone Launched

    View of Kuta Beach, part of the Mandalika tourist area, in Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara. Date: October 20, 2017 Source: The Jakarta Post President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo officiated on Friday at the inauguration of the Mandalika Special Economic Zone (KEK) at Mandalika Beach, West Nusa Tenggara.   “KEK Mandalika is expected [...]

April 2017

Lombok-Jeddah Route Opening Planned

According to its General Manager, I Gusti Ngurah Ardita, state-owned airport operator PT Angkasa Pura says BIL is exploring opportunities to open a Lombok-Jeddah route to serve the 5,000 Hajj pilgrims annually flying to Saudi Arabia.   Date: 20 April, 2017 Source: State-owned airport operator PT Angkasa Pura I Lombok International Airport [...]

October 2016

Indonesia Tourism Blooms

  Indonesia tourism is getting a big boost from the government’s robust new "Wonderful Indonesia" campaign. The objective to reach 20 million tourists by 2019 is equally ambitious, with this year’s target at 12 million and last year's total 9.73 million. To support these targets, the Asian Development Bank agreed to lend Indonesia US$10 [...]

September 2016

Lombok Mandalika Halal Tourism

  Groundbreaking ceremony of the Mandalika Grand Mosque in Central Lombok. Gearing up for construction, the state Enterprises Minister Rini Soemarno, State-owned tourism company PT Indonesia Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC) president director Abdulbar M. Mansoer and West Nusa Tenggara administration officials attend the groundbreaking ceremony in Kuta, Lombok. Date: September 12, 2016 Source: [...]

Club Med Lombok Announced

  Club Med announced plans to open their 350 room Club Med Lombok. Spanning over a 15 hectare site with 650 meters of ocean frontage, the refined "5 Trident Luxury Space" will offer dedicated concierge and personalized services for suite guests. The resort will feature restaurants serving international cuisine, bars serving free-flow drinks and [...]

May 2016

Investors Set Sights on Neighboring Lombok

  Lombok's Selong Belanak Beach Date: May 26, 2016 Source: Just a few years ago, exploring the Indonesian island of Lombok, Bali’s eastern neighbor, took a lot of time and patience. You could travel by boat several hours across the Lombok Straits, and there were also a limited number of flights––a quick [...]

September 2015

Four New Mandalika Hotels

Date: November 28, 2015 Source: First of four new Mandalika hotels to break ground - great news for TOV owners! According to an article in today’s Jakarta Post, Edwin Darmasetiawan, the Business and Development Director of the state-owned Indonesia Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC), is quoted as saying that ITDC is currently in the process [...]

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