Bali remains Indonesia’s top destination; East Kalimantan also a must-visit province

The East Kalimantan province offers ecotourism and cultural tourism

The most popular places in Bali that tourists want to visit include Kuta Beach, Ubud, Seminyak, and Nusa Dua. Chayata/Shutterstock

Online travel booking platform Agoda reported that Bali was the most searched destination in Indonesia. The country is also the third most searched term on the platform in Asia after Thailand and the Philippines. 

According to Financial Express, data also showed that According to the platform’s data, the top origin markets for Bali are Australia, the United States, Singapore, the United Kingdom, and South Korea, with Australia seeing the largest growth of 220 percent and Singapore seeing a 200 percent increase.

The most popular places in Bali that tourists want to visit include Kuta Beach, Ubud, Seminyak, and Nusa Dua.

The National reported that East Kalimantan is also a destination that deserves to be in the spotlight. 

Soon to house Indonesia’s new capital, the East Kalimantan province offers ecotourism and cultural tourism. It has a population of 3.7 million.

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The head of the Indonesian Tourist Guide Association’s Penajam North Paser branch, Muhammad Agung Khisbullah, pointed out that some of the must-visit places in the province include Goa Tapak Raja (Tapak Raja Cave), the Mentawir region in Sepaku district, the Mulawarman Museum, Derawan Islands, and Samboja Lestari.

To get there, visitors would have to fly from Jakarta to reach either Samarinda or Balikpapan.

On 6 April, Xinhua reported that the Indonesian government reported the re-imposing of the visa-free visit policy, which grants entry to fellow ASEAN member countries. The Ministry of Law and Human Rights stated that visitors from these countries only need to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination and a negative PCR test taken 48 hours prior to arrival. They also need to use the PeduliLindungi test and track app on their mobile phone during their stay.

Indonesia, along with Malaysia, is leading the recovery of domestic travel demand in Southeast Asia, reaching 100 percent growth in March. Google Asia Pacific travel lead Hermione Joye attributes this to borders reopening and easing quarantine restrictions.

The Property Report editors wrote this article. For more information, email: [email protected].

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