Tom O'Brien

Tom O'Brien is a writer, creator, executive editor and founder of numerous consumer travel publications. He is today based in Jakarta and Bali and owner/director of Accommindo

Tom O'Brien

Tom O’Brien has spent 23 years as a writer, creator, executive editor, founder and associate publisher for a variety of consumer magazines in his native Canada as well as Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore. In 1999 O’Brien co-founded Vancouver-based Travel Etc. magazine followed by Destinasian, a multi-award winning, pan-Asian travel publication. He is currently based in Bali and Jakarta acting as director and owner of Accommindo, an agency specializing in PR and media relations.

Articles published by Tom O'Brien

Jakarta Today

Any commentary on Jakarta today requires to open with a bit of frankness: the city is not immediately appreciated by first time visitors often overwhelmed by its traffic and congested streets (which ranges from bad to horrific depending on the time of day and whether rain is involved). Yet legions of expatriates and business travelers […]



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