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The impact of the increase in P Komodo tickets is more than 10 thousand tourists canceling

Impact of the Komodo P Ticket Increase

Hello Travela friends, how are you earlier this week? Well, this time Gotravela Indonesia will again present information from Komodo Island. Yes, as a result of the increase in P Komodo tickets, more than 10 thousand tourists canceled going to Labuhan Bajo.

Impact of Ticket Increase

CNN Indonesia published news (2/8/2022) that the local chairman of the Indonesian Travel Agent Association (Astindo), Ignasius Suradin, said that more than 10 thousand domestic and foreign tourists had canceled their visits to Labuan Bajo. This is the impact of the increase in Komodo P tickets.

As has been previously reported, the government has increased the Komodo National Park ticket to IDR 3,75 million for Komodo Island and Padar Island as of August 1 2022. However, to enter Rinca Island, Travela buddy A fee of IDR 150 thousand is charged.

Also read later: Foreign Tourist Calls Komodo National Park Ticket Increase Too Expensive

Losses estimated at IDR 1 T

The impact of the increase in tickets to Komodo Island is causing potential losses in the tourism industry of up to IDR 1 trillion. This estimated loss figure comes from tourism industry players, including hotels, tourist ships and travel agents.

Impact of the Komodo P Ticket Increase

One of the losses was felt by a five-star hotel in the area which had to lose 600 rooms. Losses were also experienced from tour cancellations from travel agents, ships, and other hotels, which were quite numerous.

Ignasius said that the increase in entrance tickets to Komodo Island also had an impact on all other destinations in Labuhan Bajo and even the entire Flores region.

This is because tourists who come may tell their friends both in Indonesia and abroad not to come to Labuhan Bajo. “It could be that Labuan Bajo is being punished by potential tourists. "This means that they will cross out Labuan Bajo Tourism from their holiday list," he added.

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Bad Impact on Tourism

Realizing this, he also hopes that the issue of increasing Komodo P tickets should not be discussed and put on hold for the time being. The goal is that this problem does not spread and actually has a negative impact on tourism in Labuhan Bajo.

The conservation aspect is the reason behind the implementation of the Komodo P ticket increase. "The impact we want to achieve is limiting Komodo Island and Padar Island for conservation access.

"So conservation and the economy must go hand in hand, one of which is limiting visitors," he said Sandiaga Uno in Weekly Press Briefing, Monday, July 25 2022 as reported by Liputan6.com.

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Ticket Increase Protest

However, the decision to increase tickets for Komodo National Park, which began to be implemented on August 1, has drawn opposition from a number of parties. The Association of Tourism Actors and Individual Tourism Actors in Labuan Bajo, West Manggarai, NTT rejects the increase in Komodo National Park tickets by going on strike to serve tourists. The increase in rates also made foreign tourists complain.

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“We just arrived in Labuan Bajo and want to go to Rinca because we can't go to Komodo Island. Tickets are too expensive. "That's why many friends who want to come here can't come because it's too expensive," said Pierre, a tourist from France, at Komodo Airport, NTT, Tuesday, (2/8/2022) as reported by Kompas.com. (y)


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