The rough face of Indonesian tourism development

By Alek K Kurniawan Tourism is a priority of Indonesian President Joko Widodo. He has built a lot of infrastructure for it. He has created a friendly policy toward investors. He has also conducted a friendly policy toward foreign tourists – but he has often forgotten his own people. Many infrastructure developments do not bring … Continue reading The rough face of Indonesian tourism development

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‘Real Bali’ as Western construct: Rethinking tourism’s ‘ruination’ of Bali

Lisa Qian Yale University undergraduate studying economics, human rights and Southeast Asia Anyone even remotely familiar with the tourism industry of Bali has inevitably heard the question: “Is tourism ruining Bali?” This question has become the central topic of clichéd debate among both short-term tourists and long-term residents, in which the same points about traffic, unfettered … Continue reading ‘Real Bali’ as Western construct: Rethinking tourism’s ‘ruination’ of Bali

Boom times crowd Southeast Asian skies

Regional carriers are poised to purchase a slew of new planes while airport authorities grapple with an unprecedented surge in passenger demand By Alan Boyd Southeast Asia is expected to buy 10% of the world’s new jets over the next two decades, at a time when regional airports are already buckling under the strain of … Continue reading Boom times crowd Southeast Asian skies

China Plans to Launch Luxury Cruise Liners Three Times Bigger Than Titanic

China has announced it will become the world’s largest cruise liner center in the future. China’s State Shipbuilding Corporation has recently partnered up with an iconic Italian ship building company and together they plan to construct super luxurious cruise liners The general director of China State Shipbuilding Corporation, Wu Qiang, said that in 2021 China plans to launch … Continue reading China Plans to Launch Luxury Cruise Liners Three Times Bigger Than Titanic

Beijing’s new mega airport will challenge Air China’s dominance

News Desk Bloomberg Like ancient warlords, China's three biggest airlines have dominated their regional cities: Air China Ltd. controlling Beijing, China Eastern Airlines Corp. holding sway in the financial center of Shanghai, and China Southern Airlines Co. ruling the roost down in export gateway Guangzhou. Until now. Rising on a plain south of Beijing is … Continue reading Beijing’s new mega airport will challenge Air China’s dominance