Friend Travela, the info this time is still about the impact of tickets to Komodo Island going up, tourists canceling their picnic in Labuhan Bajo.
Quoted by Gotravel Indonesia from detik. travel (2/8/2022), Chairman of the East Nusa Tenggara (NTT) Indonesian Travel Association (Asita) Abed Frans said tourists chose to cancel visits to Komodo National Plant (TN).
Impact of Tickets to Komodo Island Rise
As previously reported, the entrance ticket to Komodo National Park as of August 1, 2022, especially to Komodo Island and Padar Island has increased to Rp 3,75 million.
"There have been a lot of cancellations of tourist visits who want to be served by friends of tour operators, including my group as well," said Abed as reported detik. travel who quotes Between (1 / 8 / 2022).
Furthermore, Abed said that Asita NTT also refused to increase the entrance fee to Komodo National Park. This is due to minimal socialization, plus the decision to increase is implemented too quickly.
However, he also said that his party did not agree with the strike that was carried out by tourism actors in Labuhan Bajo in response to the increase in tickets to Komodo Island.
The reason, this action is also detrimental to themselves. "This action is actually making it difficult for us, making it difficult for tourists, other business actors such as hotels, restaurants, transportation, including Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) and others," he added.
He added that this condition is indeed difficult, so it takes patience for tourism actors to face the new tariff policy.
Responding to the issue of the ticket to Komodo Island that went up, he encouraged tourism actors in Labuhan Bajo to have a dialogue with Mr Viktor Governor of NTT directly to talk directly. "So it must be discussed carefully and not with high emotions, especially anarchists," he said again.
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If the dialogue approach doesn't change anything, he added, then it's just a matter of waiting for the results of the policy in the next month. "Let time tell which is the best. After all, when the Komodo dragon was not as famous as it is now and received many tourist visits, we were still alive."He explained.
Meanwhile, the aftermath of the strike by tourist actors in Labuhan Bajo caused the tourists to be annoyed. Tourists from Spain, for example, looked annoyed and angry because they were not picked up by a travel agent, but they also refused to be assisted by officers at the airport.
The strike action of tourism actors in Labuhan Bajo has been carried out since last August 1 and according to the agreement, it will be carried out until August 31, 2022.
Tourism actors have agreed on this in an MoU, including sanctions that will be applied, namely burning their facilities if they dare to operate.
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Source: Impact of Tickets to Komodo Island Rises, Tourists Cancel Picnic