Jakarta, 7 Mei , 2013 – Konferensi industri perhotelan dan investasi pariwisata (Indonesia Hospitaliy & Tourism Investment Conference/IHT) 2013 berlangsung di Hotel Ritz Carlton Pacific Place Jakarta selama dua hari 7-8 Mei 2013.
Konferensi IHT 2013 yang diselenggarakan HVS Global Hospitality Services bekerja sama dengan Kementerian Pariwisatadan Ekonomi Kreatif (Kemenparekraf) dan Badan Koordinasi Penanaman Modal (BKPM) akan dibuka oleh Menparekraf Mari Elka Pangestu bersama Ketua BKPM Chatib Basri.
Sejumlah isu penting seputar perkembangan industri pariwisata di Indonesia serta peluang investasi khususnya di sektor perhotelan dibahas dalam koferensi IHT pertama ini. Kekuatan pariwisata domestik Indonesia sangat signifikan hal ini terlihat dari pergerakan wisatawan nusantara (wisnus) yang setiap tahun tumbuh sekitar 5%. Sehingga bila tahun 2013 pergerakan wisnus sebesar 250 juta, pada tahun 2022 mendatang diproyeksikan menjadi 400 juta. Tingginya pergerakan wisnus ini dipicu oleh meningkatnya kelas menengah masyarakat Indonesia terutama kelompok muda.
Pariwisata Indonesia juga ditopang oleh kunjungan wisatawan mancanegara (wisman) yang tahun lalu tumbuh 5, 04%, yakni dari 7,6 juta pada 2011 meningkat menjadi 8 juta pada 2012, sementara target tahun 2013 ditetapkan sebesar 8,6 juta untuk target moderat dan 9 juta target optimistis. Selain itu sektor pariwisata juga didukung oleh meningkatnya nilai investasi pariwisata. Tahun 2012 jumlah nilai investasi sektor pariwisata sebesar US$ 869.8 juta terdiri atas US$ 786.3 juta PMA dan US$ 101.5 juta PMDN atau mengalami pertumbuhan hingga 210,86% dibandingkan tahun sebelumnya 2011 dengan total investasi sebesar US$ 279.8 juta.
Pertumbuhan wisnus, wisman, dan nilai investasi di sektor pariwisata tersebut berdampak positif terhadap minat investor untuk menanamkan modalnya khususnya di industri perhotelan di tanah air. Diperkirakan untuk mengantisipasi pertumbuhan wisatawan dibutuhkan tambahan kamar hotel sebanyak 100 ribu kamar atau sebanyak 700 hingga 800 hotel baru dalam dekade mendatang.
Konferensi yang didukung kalangan hotel seperti Marriott International, StarwoodHotels and Resorts, Hilton Worldwide, Intercontinental Hotels Group, dan Alila Hotels and Resorts menghadirkan para pembicara antara lain Menparekraf Mari ElkaPangestu, Ketua BKPM Chatib Basri, Ketua Badan Promosi Pariwisata Indonesia Wiryanti Sukamdani, dan 58 ahli hospitality, pariwisata dan investasi serta diikuti 250 delegasi dari 15 negara yakni Jepang, Korea, RRT, Singapura, Malaysia, Filipina, Thailand, India, Hongkong, Amerika Serikat, Australia, Inggris, dan negara Timur Tengah.
Pada acara konferensi tersebut akan diluncurkan The 2013 Indonesia Hotel Watch. Publikasi yang mengulas tren perkembangan dan peluang investasi industri perhotelan di Indonesia mencakup sejumlah kota besar seperti; Jakarta, Bali, Lombok, Bandung, Surabaya, Manado, dan Bintan. Penerbitan publikasi ini merupakan hasil kerjasama HVS Global Hospitality dengan Kemenparekraf.
HVS Global Hospitality pada kesempatan itu juga akan memberikan the Hotel Development Excellence Award, Tourism Excellence Award, dan International Hospitality Excellence Award. (Puskompublik)
Sumber : Antara
Villagers stand on a crater of Mount Bromo as they wait for sunrise. Bromo crater is among 16 new tourist destiations as part of ecological tourism to attract more foreign tourists to Indonesia.
REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, BEIJING - Indonesian government targets 800,000 to 900,000 foreign tourists from China in 2013. Minister of Tourism and Economic Creative, Mari Elka Pagesto, said government tried to increase the number of foreign tourists, including from China.
"Our target in 2013 is nine million foreign tourists," she said optimistically on Tuesday. The target is 25 percent higher from the previous year.
Government has provided several direct flights from Indonesia to several cities in China, such as from Jakarta - Beijing, Jakarta - Shanghai and Jakarta - Guangzhou. The government also provide Mandarin Chinese language lesson for guides.
Pangestu said that government offered some special packages for Chinese tourists during their holiday, such as Chinese New Year, Chinese National Day and during school holiday in China.
To promote other cities in Indonesia, government develops 16 new destinations. "We are drafting action program for the next three years to enhance marine tourism, particularly diving, sport travel, cruise tourism," she said.
The 16 new destinations cover Medan-Toba for geological tourism, Kepulauan Seribu for marine tourism, Jakarta for cultural heritage, Bromo-Tengger-Semeru for ecological tourism, Kintamani-Batur Lake for geological tourism, Borobudur for cultural heritage, Menjangan-Pemuteran for marine tourism, Kuta-Sanur-Nusa Dua also for marine tourism, Rinjani for ecological tourism, Komodo for ecological tourism, Ende-Kelimutu for ecological tourism, Tanjung Puting for ecological tourism, Toraja for cultural heritage, Bunaken for marine tourism, Wakatobi and Raja Ampat also for marine tourism.
Berita Resmi Statistik No.18/03/Th.XVI, 1 Maret 2013
25 January, 2013 | Source: The Jakarta Post
The surging tourism market is driving Bali’s real-estate sector, which has moved into top gear with large, listed Indonesian firms and wealthy individuals creating a land-buying frenzy on the southern part of the island, recent market research showed.
Bali’s active tourism market, coupled with improvements to the airport, highways and the construction of an underpass, would support its real-estate market, said a report by property consultant C9 Hotelworks and Horwath HTL.
One key benefactor highlighted in the report was the upward spike in hotel-branded villas and condo-hotel (condotel) offerings.
Indonesian buyers have played a vital role in property sales over the past few years. While most of the international buyers are from Europe, Australia and the US, it is anticipated that a demographic shift will see this gradually evolve over time.
Domestic buyers from Jakarta and Surabaya dominated the hotel-branded residential sector with potential return on investment and annual usage as key magnets.
“Bali has been inundated by domestic demand. Both investment and end users, primarily from Jakarta and Surabaya, have been buying off the units,” C9 Hotelworks managing director Bill Barnett said, as quoted on the company’s website.
Skyrocketing land prices in Kuta and Seminyak, with limited supply of large plots of land, has driven the development landscape to peripheral areas as Pererenan, Kerobokan and Umalas, where land prices are still relatively lower.
Ngurah Wijaya, chairman of the Indonesian Tourism Industry Association in Bali, said that the trend for real estate properties functioning as tourist accommodation would badly affect the island’s tourism, as the local administration would not receive hotel and restaurant tax revenue.
“Tourist-related businesses in Bali have shifted from hospitality to property. The taxes on these properties will go to the central government, and the local administration will only get revenue from granting the permit for the property’s establishment,” he said.
GLOBAL REPORT—When well-heeled Muslim guests check into the Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten Kempinski in Munich, they know the management and staff will do everything they can to meet their special religious requirements—a marketing trend hoteliers in the West are beginning to emulate as Muslim travel takes off.
“We’ve had long experience with Arab guests, many of which are royalty from the Gulf region, and so we know that providing things like the proper cuisine, prayer carpets and Arabic-speaking staff is important,” said Axel Ludwig, GM of the 300-room property.
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REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA - About 83 out of 100 respondents in a
survey conducted by Business Confidence Index (BCI) say that business
prospect in Indonesia is promising. However, only 65 percent of
respondents say of the ease of doing business here.
This survey involves senior executives of British companies. Chairman of British Chamber of Commerce (Britcham), Haslam Preeston, said that the gap portrayed contradictory in business environment in Indonesia.
BCI states that the most potential business sectors are retail, infrastructure, hotel and tourism, and service. "It also has significant challenges such as regulatory uncertainty, inefficient bureaucracy, slow infrastructural development and manpower issue," he said on Tuesday.
He recommended Indonesia to simplify governmental service to create more conducive atmosphere. He also urged Indonesia to consult and discuss with local and international business sector before implementing new regulation.
Chairman of Indonesian Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM), Chatib Basri, welcomed the result of BCI survey. He said that even though the ease of doing business in Indonesia was not as high as its business prospect, investors still put their money in Indonesia.
"The problem does not prevent them to come and invest in Indonesia," Basri said.
2012-12-13 : Hotel News Resource
This photo of Bali is courtesy of TripAdvisor
Fairmont Hotels & Resorts today announced a new development on the southern coast of Bali, Indonesia scheduled to open in 2016.
Perched on a ‘bukit’, or bluff, on the spectacular Balinese coastline with a spectacular and unobstructed view of the Indian Ocean, Fairmont Bali will offer guests 170 luxurious guest rooms and suites as well as branded residences. Denniston International, one of the industry’s leading hospitality design and planning firms, will oversee the project with their trademark approach of translating local culture into contemporary design.
Guests will enjoy a variety of dining options from casual to elegant and extensive recreational facilities including a spa and 18-hole golf course. White, sandy beaches and leafy, tropical trees combine to form an enticing backdrop to an exclusive beachclub perfect for relaxing, swimming and a variety of water sports while a diverse selection of indoor and outdoor venue spaces will ensure seamless events for both corporate functions, social occasions and weddings. Bali offers a wealth of cultural attractions as well as activities ranging from visiting Balinese temples, shopping for handicrafts and jewelry to boating, or for the more adventurous, horseback riding, scuba diving, parasailing and much more.
“Our entry into Bali marks the company’s first resort in South East Asia and will provide our guests with a rich and beautiful holiday destination in the region,” stated Jennifer Fox, President, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts. “Expanding our global footprint is a key brand strategy and this resort will complement our existing hotels such as the recently opened Fairmont Makati in Manila and Fairmont Jaipur as well as the luxurious Fairmont Jakarta which will open in 2015.”
The resort will also be home to the 80-room Raffles Bali, featuring one, two or three bedroom villas and branded residences with private plunge pools, outdoor dining and relaxation areas. Raffles is a sister brand under the parent company Fairmont Raffles Hotels International.
One of the more than 17,000 islands that make up the Indonesian archipelago, picturesque Bali offers visitors a beautiful and diverse natural environment, ranging from stepped rice paddies, lakes, volcanoes and beaches as well a rich and varied culture reflecting Hindu, Indian, Chinese, European and indigenous influences, for an unforgettable experience.