9 05, 2016

Student Insights: a Chinese view on the field research on Bali

By |May 9th, 2016|Bali, Experiences, Indonesia, Student experiences, Student insights|0 Comments

Here you can read the experiences of one of our Chinese students with the Master TDM from the field research Bali, Indonesia. This blogpost, including the pictures, was written by Libo Zha (Jack). Enjoy the read!
Bali, a popular tourism destination that had been developed for decades, has been chosen as the last stop of our […]

9 05, 2016

Inside knowledge: Tourism Development in Bali

By |May 9th, 2016|Asia, Bali, General information, Indonesia, Inside Knowledge|6 Comments

The new category of Inside Knowledge is devoted to give interested readers an insight into current tourism related challenges and developments. This excerpt from a report of a current Master in TDM students illlustrates the aforementioned aspects and discusses the ‘Tourism Development in Bali and Seminyak area’. Enjoy the read and feel free to […]

29 03, 2016

Thesis publication: Creative Tourism in Bali’s Rural Communities

By |March 29th, 2016|Bali, Creative, Indonesia, International Tourism Context, Thesis Publication|1 Comment

If you follow this blog frequently you might know that from time to time we publish final master thesis from the students that graduated from the NHTV Master of Arts Tourism Destination Management.
This example is produced by Manuela Blapp and deals with the topic of Creative Tourism in Bali’s Rural Communities – Examination of the current […]

26 05, 2015

A unique journey of education and enjoyment

By |May 26th, 2015|Article, Asia, Australia, Bali, Experiences, Field research, General information, Indonesia, international, International Tourism Context, introduction, Master in Tourism Destination Management, Melbourne, Myanmar, NHTV, sustainable tourism, TDM, TDM-Study, Tourism destination strategies|1 Comment

A unique journey of education and enjoyment – the TDM 2nd phase

10th May 2015 around 4pm @ Changi Airport. Whoever had watched us, 22 TDM students, disembarking the plane from Bali at this time wouldn’t have thought that we are well-traveled tourism master students. We more looked like a bunch of confused people making their […]

1 12, 2014

TDM destinations 2015

By |December 1st, 2014|Asia, Australia, Bali, Field research, General information, Indonesia, International Tourism Context, Melbourne, Myanmar, NHTV, TDM|0 Comments

TDM Destinations 2015 In the beginning of October we revealed the destination for the 2nd phase of TDM 2015.

The students will start their fieldwork with a month in the most livable city in the world: Melbourne! Since the beginning of TDM Melbourne has been one of the favorite destinations to start with, the friendly […]

4 10, 2009

Sabang (Weh Island) Aceh-Indonesia : Challenge Competitiveness and Strategies Tourism Market

By |October 4th, 2009|Asia, Indonesia, International Tourism Context, Master in Tourism Destination Management|4 Comments

Years back, Sabang (Weh Island) was a popular tourism destination.  However, the 29-year conflict and the virtual inaccessibility to Aceh for tourists, especially foreigners, during much of that period, along with the 2004 tsunami, and other events led to the decline of tourism as a major part of the economy.  Conditions have changed.  Internally, […]

1 10, 2008

GATS in Indonesia: An Overview

By |October 1st, 2008|Asia, Indonesia, International Tourism Context, International trade and law, Master in Tourism Destination Management|0 Comments


The article from the website “Institute for Global Justice” deals with the effects of the General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS) on the following sectors in Indonesia: telecommunication; industry; sea transportation; tourism; and finance.
First, it gives a brief summary of the reasons for the GATS, who implemented it, and who is profiting from […]

30 09, 2008

Indonesia and the case of collaborative destination management – a win-win situation

By |September 30th, 2008|Indonesia, International Tourism Context, International trade and law, Master in Tourism Destination Management|1 Comment


After a long period of negotiations, Indonesia’s House of Representatives is finally in the process of passing a new tourism law that enables tourism stakeholders at a destination to exert a greater power on tourism destination management. Once officially enacted, the law will allow non-governmental organizations, such as Association for Indonesian Tours & Travel […]

23 06, 2008

INDONESIA – New 'Bank of Banks' Targets to Help 45 Million Escape Poverty

By |June 23rd, 2008|Asia, Bali, Indonesia|Comments Off on INDONESIA – New 'Bank of Banks' Targets to Help 45 Million Escape Poverty, 6/23/2008

The Oregonian reports that the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has provided US$19.4 million in funding towards the US$33 million purchase of an ailing Bali bank by the Portland-based Mercy Corps.A nonprofit foundation, Mercy Corps will acquire Sri Partha Banks and its operating licenses to establish an institution specializing in micro-finance programs to […]

9 06, 2008

REGIONAL DEVELOPMENTS – Sumatra wants its Pan-island office of tourism

By |June 9th, 2008|Asia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Markets, Regional developments, Thailand|Comments Off on REGIONAL DEVELOPMENTS – Sumatra wants its Pan-island office of tourism

eTN, Jun 06, 2008

BANGKOK (eTN) – The Thailand Travel Mart expanded this year to include countries located within the IMT-GT (Indonesia Malaysia Thailand Growth Triangle). This entity includes, since 1993, in a very loose relation, Southern Thailand (from Phuket to Narathiwat and Yala), Half of Peninsular Malaysia and the entire island of Sumatra. By […]