June 2017

February 2017

Bangka Belitung draws tourists with revamped minibuses

2017-01-30T08:15:15+00:00 February 1st, 2017|Destination Asia, Destination Indonesia|

  Bangka Belitung Islands province is reliving urban scenes from 1970-2000 with the operation of its old minibus service, known as the Indonesian autocompany of Sungailiat (Pownis), to enliven tourism in the city of Pangkalpinang. With the minibuses, Bangka Belitung does not only boast flora and fauna-related beauty, but also offers tourist services that are historically [...]

January 2017

Surabaya airport named world’s most on-time airport

2017-03-23T12:10:45+00:00 January 17th, 2017|News|

Juanda International Airport in Surabaya, East Java, has been recognized as the world's most on-time airport in 2016 by UK-based air travel intelligence company OAG. According to OAG's research, Juanda International falls in the large airport category, as the airport welcomes 10-20 million passengers per year with an average on-time performance (OTP) of 90.30 percent. OTP refers [...]

Mount Semeru closed to hikers for three months

2017-01-06T04:51:30+00:00 January 7th, 2017|Destination Asia, Destination Indonesia|

Mount Semeru in East Java will be closed to hikers for three months starting from Jan. 4 for restoration purposes. The mesmerizing view of Mount Semeru in East Java. (JP/Wahyoe Boediwardhana) Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park Agency public relations head Antong Hartadi told kompas.com that the closure of the mountain's hiking trail entrance in Ranu [...]

Bogor city tour bus to operate on weekends

2017-03-23T12:10:45+00:00 January 6th, 2017|Destination Asia, Destination Indonesia|

Bogor Mayor Bima Arya Sugiarto poses with the city tour bus, Uncal.  The newly launched free Bogor city tour bus is set to operate from Friday to Sunday every week. The bus, called Uncal (Unforgettable city tour at lovable city), is scheduled to operate this weekend with stops including the Bogor Botanical Garden [...]

December 2016

Aceh hit by 6.4 magnitude earthquake

2017-03-23T12:10:46+00:00 December 8th, 2016|Destination Asia, Destination Indonesia, News|

Yesterday a severe earthquake took place off the coast of Northern Sumatra near the city of Aceh. Unfortunately casualties have been recorded and our thoughts are with their families and loved ones. No Happy Trails! travelers’ were in the affected area at the time of the event. The city of Aceh, North Sumatra is rarely [...]

November 2016

WWF Indonesia in Jakarta to educate young children about endangered wildlife

2016-11-28T07:26:04+00:00 November 28th, 2016|Destination Asia, Destination Indonesia, News|

On November 25 2016 World Wildlife Fund Indonesia kicked off a month long event to educate young children about endangered wildlife. Taking place at the Galleries Lafayette in Pacific Place, South Jakarta, the event is part of a month-long campaign that allows children, their parents and other mall visitors to learn about earth’s biodiversity and [...]

Happy Trails! Asia the first Travelife certified company in Indonesia

2017-03-23T12:10:46+00:00 November 9th, 2016|News|

We’re proud to announce Happy Trails! Asia - Indonesia office received its Travelife certification yesterday at World Travel Market in London. On 9 November 2016 at WTM (World Travel Market) in London, Happy Trails! Asia (Indonesia office) has been awarded the Travelife certification for Sustainable Tourism. This award makes Happy Trails! Asia the first Travelife [...]

2017-03-23T12:10:46+00:00 November 3rd, 2016|Destination Asia, Destination Indonesia, News|

Govt. envisions Bali as Gastronomy Tourism Destination The government wants Bali to be known not just for its beaches, dances and history, but also for its food. To that end, Jakarta plans to promote the island as the country's prime gastronomy destination through a campaign that highlights local culinary culture and explores the origins of [...]