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Lombok airport becomes free-visa entry point

[Source: The Jakarta Post 2016/05/02]

Lombok International Airport (LIA) in West Nusa Tenggara is now included in the list of airports with free-visa facilities for foreign citizens from 159 countries. "The free-visa entry for foreigners from 159 countries has been opened at LIA. Hopefully it can widen access for foreign tourists traveling to Lombok and West Nusa Tenggara in general," said the region's Tourism and Culture Agency head Mohammad Faozal to thejakartapost.com on Monday.

There are currently 29 airports, 88 seaports and 7 border checkpoint posts in Indonesia where certain foreign citizens can obtain a free visa upon arrival. Faozal said the free-visa regulation could be enjoyed by foreigners who were traveling as a tourist, coming to visit their family, conducting social activities, attending art and culture seminars or participating in international exhibitions or meetings held by their office's headquarters/representatives in Indonesia.

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Lombok sees fast growth in foreign tourist arrivals

[Source: The Jakarta Post 2016/05/02]

Lombok in West Nusa Tenggara is becoming more popular with foreign tourists, according to the latest report by the Central Statistics Agency (BPS). More than 7,300 foreigners traveled to the region in March, up 22.52 percent over to the same month last year, marking the fastest growth in tourism arrivals among all destinations in the country.

During the first three months of 2016, the statisticians recorded 18,702 foreign tourist arrivals through Lombok International Airport. "In January to March, Indonesia recorded 2.54 million foreign tourist visits, up 4.66 percent compared to the same period last year," BPS head Suryamin told a press conference in Jakarta on Monday.

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The best areas to stay on Lombok

[Source: The Jakarta Post 2009/01/09]

Lombok geographically is almost the same size as Bali and, just as there are popular tourist areas on Bali, so Lombok offers a variety of destinations to suit different holidaymakers' tastes. Following is an overview of the most popular areas to stay in Lombok. Senggigi is the main tourist area on the mainland, with the town stretching along several fantastic bays on the west coast, and is only 20 minutes from the island's Selaparang airport. It is the ideal base from which to explore the island, and all major tourist attractions can be reached by day trips from Senggigi, including boat trips from Senggigi Bay out to the Gilis.

There is a wide range of accommodations ranging from the five-star Sheraton Senggigi Beach Resort to elegant private villas to comfortable small hotels and home stays. The main street in town runs parallel to the beach and is lined with restaurants, shops, banks, moneychangers and other tourist facilities. Nowhere near as developed as Kuta in Bali, Senggigi is a delightful place to stay while relaxing, dining and exploring.

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Emirates Will Launch Direct Flight to Lombok

[Source: ppbali.com 2016/05/07]

Goodness, lately we’ve seen a lot of activity for the title of Bali and Lombok, Indonesia. Indonesia as the world’s fourth most populated country, and magnificently diverse, with more than 500 languages and dialects spoken across the land is getting better and better.

For many travelers, a trip to Indonesia begins in Bali. This island is synonymous with beautiful beaches, friendly residents and a rich and fascinating culture. Lots of people head here in search of either the laid-back surfer lifestyle or the party scenes of Kuta – and sometimes both. As such, it’s one of the most tourist-friendly of the islands, although there are also vast swathes of wilderness waiting to be explored if you’d rather head off the beaten track.

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Lombok airport becomes free-visa entry point

Lombok International Airport (LIA) in West Nusa Tenggara is now included in the list of airports with free-visa facilities for foreign citizens... read more


Lombok sees fast growth in foreign tourist arrivals

Lombok in West Nusa Tenggara is becoming more popular with foreign tourists, according to the latest report by the Central Statistics Agency (BPS)... read more


The best areas to stay on Lombok

Lombok offers a variety of destinations to suit different holidaymakers' tastes... read more


Emirates Will Launch Direct Flight to Lombok

Lately we’ve seen a lot of activity for the title of Bali and Lombok, Indonesia. Indonesia as the world’s fourth most populated country... read more

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Direct Flights to Lombok from China

Direct flights from China have already brought many new faces to Kuta. Make sure you book ahead in peak season because our hotels and homestays fill to overflowing during our peak season. Take a look at our recommended accommodation options on our site.

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New Hotel

A new boutique hotel, Origin, has just opened in Kuta. Until now, there has been a shortage of upmarket accommodation. 2 spas have opened in Kuta, much to the delight of tourists and expats alike. Details on our Restaurants and Hotels page.


Excerpts from "Property Report" - Jun 12, 2012
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In Depth: Lombok: Paradise found?

Kuta Heights Lombok: view of seaThe Indonesian government is finally waking up to Lombok’s huge potential. The island is blessed with spectacular natural beauty, its resources surprisingly under-utilised and its beaches considerably less crowded and more pristine and tranquil than those on its famous neighbour 32km to the west. Committed to opening up Lombok to international travellers and developing tourism, Indonesia’s central and provincial governments are actively promoting both Lombok and its neighbouring island Sumbawa in West Nusa Tenggara Province as Indonesia’s second tourism destination.

 

Development schemes

Overall, Lombok’s increased tourism development has prompted a trend in low-key but upscale boutique hotels, villas and resorts, but the island is also fast gaining interest from foreign real estate investors and individuals seeking an alternative to the increasingly saturated Bali market for property purchases. Lombok’s land prices are still very competitive with potential for extremely good returns, and local officials are attempting to reduce red tape and make investment procedures simpler.

Kuta Heights Lombok: view of sea 3Early achievers

Kuta Heights Development is another project moving forward fast. The New Zealand-owned, residential investment property company also realises Kuta’s potential. “Our certified land is priced at less than a fifth of the cost in Kuta, Bali,”said Kuta Heights Rosalie Dobson. “The market started getting busy within the last year – the new airport seems to be bringing in huge investment to the south. 

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