Jakarta. Indonesia is eager to boost its revenue by attracting more overseas visitors, while also encouraging foreign investment in the country's tourism sector. To achieve this, the government is promoting tourism destinations other than Bali, which is widely considered one of the world's best holiday spots. Tripadvisor, the world's largest travel site, announced its Best Travelers' Choices this month, which featured Bali in fourth place in the top destinations category, making the island Asia's best tourism destination. Indonesia announced plans in 2016 to prioritize the development of 10 tourism destinations across the archipelago – known as the "Ten New Balis" due to their potential to boost the country's tourism industry. The list includes Wakatobi in Southeast Sulawesi, Morotai in North Maluku and the Thousand Islands in Jakarta. With ongoing plans to develop infrastructure and amenities in selected locations, attract more investment and advance tourism, Indonesia … [Read more...] about How Are Indonesia’s Four Priority Tourism Destinations Coming Along So Far?
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Vocabulary: access : the opportunity or right to have or use something - โอกาสในการใช้ หรือ ได้รับสิทธิ์ accounting for (verb): being - accused : to be said to have done something wrong or committed a crime - ถูกกล่าวหา activity (noun): a thing that you do for work, interest or pleasure, or in order to achieve a particular aim - กิจกรรม alcoholic beverage : a drink containing alcohol - สุรา allow : to let somebody/something do something; to let something happen or be done - อนุญาต, ยอมรับ analogue : the television or telephone system that came before the current digital computer-based systems - announcement : a spoken … [Read more...] about What’s new in business news: June 4, 2014
By Neil Davidson The Canadian Press Wed., March 7, 2018 Two months into his tenure as Canadian men’s coach, John Herdman has a clearer idea of where he’s going. Wednesday’s qualifying draw for the new CONCACAF Nations League has Canada playing the U.S. Virgin Islands, Dominica, St. Kitts & Nevis, and French Guiana in the buildup to the 2019 debut of the competition showcasing teams from North and Central America and the Caribbean. More importantly for Herdman, the CONCACAF Nations League offers a framework to build around in the run-up to qualifying for the 2022 World Cup. The 40 CONCACAF countries — Guatemala, the 41st member, is currently under suspension by FIFA — will eventually be divided into three tiers with promotion and relegation. Read more: John Herdman working men's national soccer team into shape Article Continued Below Herdman lays out early Canadian soccer blueprint Christine Sinclair scores twice in … [Read more...] about Canadian men’s soccer team learns identity of first 4 opponents in CONCACAF Nations League
The Chinese couple from Beijing who were on a sightseeing trip had already been named among the 17 dead after a 6.4-magnitude quake toppled buildings in the coastal town. But their bodies remained in a second-floor hotel in the 12-storey Yun Tsui building, which was left leaning at around a 50-degree angle by the quake, complicating rescue efforts due to fears of an imminent collapse. A handout photo made available by Taiwan Military News Agency shows soldiers searching for people trapped in a damaged building in Hualien, eastern Taiwan, on 09 February 2018. A magnitutde 6.4 quake hit Hualien on 06 February 2018, leaving at least 12 people dead, 278 injured and five missing. EPA-EFE PHOTO Emergency workers had combed through rubble at the foot of the mainly residential block since the quake struck the eastern city on February 6, retrieving the last two bodies Sunday. Three other members of the couple's family were also … [Read more...] about Final bodies removed from rubble of Taiwan quake
With January finally over and warmer weather on the horizon, it’s time to start planning your next trip – and Valentine’s Day is a great reason to think about a getaway for two. The Post Office Holiday Money Report has revealed the cheapest holiday hotspots in the world in 2018 that make for the perfect holiday for a couple or two friends. To produce the ranking, the company looked at the cost of the following items in 42 destinations around the world: a three-course meal for two with a bottle of house wine, cup of coffee, bottle of local beer, can of Coca-Cola, glass of wine, bottle of still water, suncream, and insect repellent. It doesn’t include how much it costs to get somewhere, or the price of accommodation. The costs were compiled with the help of national and regional tourist boards and specialist tour operators. And there’s good news – in more than 40% of the places on the list, the costs of items like meals and drinks are … [Read more...] about The 13 cheapest holiday destinations in the world for couples