Komodo National Park Ticket Increase Postponed Until January 2023

Komodo National Park Ticket Increase Postponed

Friend Travela, the latest news is back from Komodo National Park. Yes, this is about the increase in Komodo National Park tickets being postponed until January 2023.

Quoted from Kompas(dot)com (9/8/2022) The East Nusa Tenggara (NTT) Provincial Government decided to postpone the ticket increase Komodo National Park The award received appreciation from the West Manggarai Regency Government. As is known, Labuhan Bajo, which is the capital of West Manggarai district as well as a sub-district city of Komodo Island, is one of the Komodo National Park areas.

Labuhan Bajo is Safe to Visit

"We are grateful to the President and the Governor of NTT for delaying the application of the tariff increase to Komodo National Park," said Head of the West Manggarai Tourism Office, Pius Baut, as quoted from Gotravela Indonesia. Kompas(dot)com, (9 / 8 / 2022).

With the increase in Komodo National Park tickets, it is hoped that tourism in Labuhan Bajo can recover soon. Following the postponement of the admission ticket, Pius invites the public to visit Labuan Bajo. "To all tourists who want to visit Labuan Bajo, please come. Labuan Bajo is safe to visit," he added.

Ticket increase postponed

The decision to increase the Komodo National Park ticket was postponed based on the President's direction Joko Widodo and the Governor of NTT, Viktor Bungitulu Laiskodat. Previously, since August 1, 2022, the entrance ticket to Komodo National Park has increased to Rp 3,75 million.

The ticket is valid for entry to Komodo Island and Padar Island, while entry to Rinca Island remains at the old tariff, IDR 150 thousand. Referring to the direction of the president and the Governor of NTT, the policy to increase the ticket for Komodo National Park will only come into effect on January 1, 2023.

"There will still be a conservation price of IDR 3,75 million per person," said the Head of the East Nusa Tenggara (NTT) Provincial Service, Zet Sony Libing, as quoted from Tempo(dot) co. His party also promised that the provincial government would conduct more in-depth socialization of the increase in the Komodo National Park entrance fee to all parties.

See also: JK's proposal regarding Komodo tickets, reduced to Rp. 1 million

Information on Tariffs

Meanwhile, Deputy for Destination Development and Infrastructure, Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy, Vinsensius Jemadu, said that he had two dialogues with tourism and creative economy actors who protested due to the increase in Komodo National Park.

He also said that he had held discussions according to the Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy, Sandiaga Uno. The discussion was held in Labuhan Bajo on August 4 and August 8. Furthermore, he said that the increase in Komodo National Park tickets refers to Government Regulation No. 12 of 2014. The tariff will be allocated for PNBP (Non-Tax State Revenue), PAD (Regional Original Income), facilities, and conservation costs.

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Public discussion room

Regarding the increase in Komodo National Park tickets, Sandiaga Uno said his ministry would communicate for the next 5 months and open a public discussion room to accommodate solutions for aspirations. "So that the public really understands policies that should be in favor of the welfare of the people," he said during a press conference at the office of the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy on Monday, August 8, 2022. (y)

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