The first start-up incubation programme for the tourism sector in Indonesia, “Wonderful Startup Academy”, recently opened its registration for batch two and has seen its number of participants increased by 70 per cent. The number shows that there’s a high entrepreneurial appetite from Indonesians, especially in the tourism sector. Thumbs up to the Ministry of Tourism, the Ministry of Cooperatives and Small and Medium Enterprises, and the International Council for Small Businesses in Indonesia for organising this wonderful programme.

Now, to celebrate #wonderfulstartupacademy batch two, here are top travel guides that will make your travels around Indonesia that much easier.


Indonesia In Your HandThis mobile AR application is the world’s first application that stores a database of tourism objects like national parks, zoos, museums, and historical sights with AR technology, meaning that we can explore such places through the screens of our mobile phone. Other main features allow us to locate the nearest tourist attraction complete with information based on location coordinates—pretty handy for foreign tourists who are travelling around Indonesia.


Indonesia Flight-Hotel

Photo: Indonesia Flight

Built since 2012, Indonesia flight allows you to book domestic flight tickets in a quick, easy and trusted way. With its focus on all cities in Indonesia, it has amassed almost a customer database of almost one million already. It regularly posts articles and guides around Indonesia, too, so travellers: you know where to start now.


Google Maps

This web mapping service has infiltrated our daily lives and we couldn’t be happier about it. It offers satellite imagery, street maps, 360° panoramic views of streets, real-time traffic conditions, and helps us plan our travel routes whether it’s through walking, riding a car, or public transportation. Need we say more?



As a smart travel content platform, Triposo uses algorithms to scan the web and crunch through millions of websites and reviews. This process allows you to choose hotels, sights, activities, and restaurants that you can add to your bucket list. If you’re worried about an Internet connection during your travels, you don’t have to, because the guides are downloadable and you can view them offline anywhere and anytime.


Guides by Lonely Planet

Guides by Lonely Planet is not only blessed with a beautiful user interface, it also lets you discover the best things about the destination you’re going to. It also gives travellers useful tips through its many features, like audio phrasebooks, offline maps, a currency converter, on-the-ground experts, transport info, and much more.


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