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7 Tourism Achievements & Awards for Indonesia in 2022 to Inspire Your Next Visit!

Widely known to boast limitless natural and cultural heritages, Indonesia never fails to impress anyone who sets foot upon the charming archipelago. Its enchanting landscapes, exclusive facilities, and exquisite services have been recognized worldwide. This is proven by all the tourism achievements and awards won by Indonesia from various international magazines and websites. Just take a look at seven tourism achievements and awards that Indonesia has successfully earned in 2022 below!


1. Bali for The Finalist of Best Island and Best Honeymoon by Luxury Lifestyle Magazine Readers’ Travel Awards 2022


Luxury Lifestyle Magazine has announced the finalists of its annual Readers’ Travel Awards. This year, the magazine nominated Bali as one of the finalists in not only one, but two categories, namely the Best Island as well as the Best Honeymoon. It’s no surprise that The Island of Gods successfully earned these nominations. There is a lot to offer within the 5,780 square kilometers island. The striking sceneries and fascinating spots of Bali are also perfect for newlyweds who are looking to fill their first chapter of marriage with unforgettable moments.


2. Best Island in the World and Asia, Best City in the World and Asia, Best Resorts in Asia, Best Resorts in Indonesia by Travel+Leisure World’s Best Awards 2022


Indonesia managed to earn multiple nominations for the 2022 Travel+Leisure World’s Best Awards. There are six nominations that the archipelago successfully attained. These nominations include Best Island in the World, Best Island in Asia, Best City in the World, Best City in Asia, and Best Resorts in Asia. Moreover, the awards also featured the Best Resorts in Indonesia. The nomination for both the Best Island in the World and Asia was earned by Bali, with Ubud also nominated as both the Best City in the World and Asia. The Best Resorts in Asia nomination was earned by Capella Ubud, Mandapa, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve, Alila Villas Uluwatu, and Nihi Sumba. As for the Best Resorts in Indonesia, the nomination features the same resorts including Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan.


3. Bali for World’s Greatest Places 2022 by TIME Magazine


Selected based on the new and exciting experiences the place offers, TIME Magazine has chosen Bali as one of the World’s Greatest Places in 2022. Bali was chosen mainly because of the myriad of high-end resorts that can be found throughout the island. Several resorts that are highlighted by the magazine themselves include Buahan, a Banyan Tree Escape, Desa Potato Head in Seminyak, Andaz Sanur Bali, Angsana Saranam Wellbeing Resort, and Anantara Ubud Bali Resort.


4. Best Places to Experience Special Moments by Lonely Planet


Each corner of Indonesia is indeed a getaway where special moments can be made! As said by Lonely Planet, Indonesia is unbeatable when it comes to the variety of experiences offered. From cruising down the metropolitan to watching the sunrise from the top of a mountain, there are many ways to enjoy a good time in Indonesia. Places that were considered as top attractions by the website include Kerinci Valley, Jakarta, Borobudur Temple, Yogyakarta, Tanjung Puting National Park, Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park, Ubud, The Gili Islands, Tana Toraja, Komodo National Park, and Raja Ampat.


5. World’s Most Naturally Beautiful Country by Money UK


Early in 2022, Money UK revealed its natural beauty report. The report uses the number of natural sights per 100,000 square kilometers as a scoring measure. With over 17,000 islands teeming with diverse landscapes, bordered by over 50,000 square kilometers of vibrant coral reefs, Indonesia won the World’s Most Naturally Beautiful Country with a score of 7.77 out of 10. The website also highlighted Sumatra, Kalimantan, and Komodo National Park as popular natural attractions.


6. 4th Popular Destinations and 2nd Top Destinations for Sun Seekers in Travelers’ Choice Awards 2022 by Tripadvisor


Tripadvisor, a renowned traveling guide website, has included Bali within its yearly Travelers’ Choice Awards. The Island of the Gods reached the 4th position in Popular Destinations and the 2nd position in Top Destinations for Sun Seekers. Lauded as a “living postcard”, the website highlighted Bali’s fine beaches, spectacular marine life, wonderful wilderness, one-of-a-kind culture, and sensational wellness offerings.


7. Featured in January/February 2022 Issue of Food and Travel Magazine


Differing cultures across Indonesia give birth to assorted culinary delights. The rich and spicy cuisine of Indonesia was recognized by Food and Travel Magazine in the magazine’s January/February 2022 Issue. Inside, the magazine discussed various iconic Indonesian dishes such as nasi goreng, rendang, and sate lilit. An Indonesian restaurant in London’s West End, Bali Bali, was also featured in the issue.


These are several tourism achievements and awards that Indonesia has earned in 2022. The bustling wonders of Indonesia are indeed hard to deny! If you’d like to spend your holiday here, be sure to check out the latest regulation to enter the country and remember to follow the CHSE (cleanliness, health, safety, and environmental sustainability) protocols.

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