November 06, 2010
September 29, 2010
Bali is still an icon of Indonesian tourism. In the midst of government efforts to pursue targets seven million foreign tourists, a leading and famous travel magazine based in New York, Travel + Leisure (New York Magazine), awarded "World Best Island in Asia 2010" to the God island of Bali.
The award presented in the show "World's Best Award 2010" in New York, Wednesday afternoon (21/7). Hotel Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran also received an award for the category of "World Best Hotel Spa in Asia 2010".
Awards in various categories are also provided to approximately 100 award recipients from all over the world. Fuad Pensosbud Adriansyah representing as delegate from Indonesian Embassy in New York to accept the award for the Bali as "Best Island in Asia 2010". Awards were presented by Nancy Novogrod, Editor in Chief Magazine Travel + Leisure, and Mr. Jean-Paul Kyrillos, Publisher Travel + Leisure Magazine.
Determination of winning this annual award was obtained through the survey results during the period December 15, 2009 until March 31, 2010 to experience travel magazine Travel + Leisure readers based on several criteria. Bali meet the criteria as the best island because of its natural state is uniformly attractive (both mountainous and beaches areas), tourist objects are diverse and spread out, the availability of restaurants / food (international and local) and the people are friendly with foreigners.
Besides the Best Island category and Best Hotel Spa, Bali also awarded of several other categories, such as the Best City, Best Hotels, Best Destination Spa, Best Golf Resorts, Best Cruise Lines, Airlines, until Best for Car Rental Agency . Some categories are still divided into regional, such as the United States and Canada, Europe, Asia, Australia / New Zealand / South Pacific, Caribbean, and Central America / South.
In a press release the Indonesian Embassy In New York, Fuad said that the success of Bali for the umpteenth time earned as the Best Island would need to welcome. This is to boost tourism industry in Bali and, more important, he says, is the tourism industry in Indonesia widely.
"This success is of course also be utilized by the Consulate General in New York to continue promote tourism in Bali and Indonesia in general to the U.S. public," he added.
(Source: KJRI New York ).
February 13, 2010
US-based travel magazine Conde Nast Traveler has named the small art village of Ubud in Gianyar as its Best City in Asia.
The decision was based on votes from the magazine's 25,008 readers.
Ubud was given the highest score of 82.5 based on several indicators, including atmosphere, ambience, art and culture, lodgings, restaurants, sites, local residents' friendliness, and shopping facilities.
Other cities in the running included Bangkok (82.2), Chiang Mai (80.9), Hong Kong (81.3), Kyoto (80.2), Singapore (79.6), Shanghai (75.9), Jaipur (74.2) and Tokyo (72.9).
Ubud village head I Kadek Alit Wirawan said the local community should be proud of living in such a beautiful village.
"We will inform all stakeholders in the community about this encouraging news and hope we can maintain Ubud as a top international tourist destination," he said as quoted by beritabali.com. - JP
The Jakarta Post