Komodo island is the biggest island of the Komodo National Park in Indonesia. It’s the island that in polemic so far. Because of planned closure by governor of East Nusa Tenggara province. It’s making polemic to tourism industry, local community and relevant business. The polemic is coming either tourism business, locals or other sectors this time.
Polemic tourism plan on Komodo island
Why in the planned closure in 2020 by the governor? If the reason for nature conservation, so that what is going after closed? What the governor should be doing? Any question is coming through this polemic. So far bad impact risen. Imagine if this is going on. What happen with Flores Komodo tourism. Of course get bad impacts.
Perhaps focus to re-management in Komodo island
The solution is not to close actually. But how to make good regulations. Also how to secure the nature and habitat. Closure is not the solution for conservation either for nature or animals.
No reason if Komodo national park is close to answer the problem. It’s not relate to the point of problem. However it will risk to the multi role. Also contradiction with conservation low. However, conservation is total protection either nature or the following habitat in the park.
Decreased visiting in Komodo island
Since the news about planning closure of the island of Komodo, the demand of tourist visits to the Komodo National Park has declined greatly. Many travel agents complain about this condition. This is the biggest impact on the revenue of service business and tour guide. This situation makes tourism business entrepreneurs will reduce the labor of their respective business.
The planned the closure of Komodo will have an impact on multi-sectors. Because it does not only have an impact to the tourism industry. Tourism industry will run well as far as the cross-sectors are also synergy. This must be understood by the province authority who want to close the Komodo in January, 2020.
Cancellation is coming so fast
Of course, this plan must be reconsidering more mature. So that this plan must be cancel by looking for other solution. Look at local community economy. Because the province of East Nusa Tenggara does not have any industrial to change the economy of the locals. This province is largest contributor to labor abroad.
Direct impacts in Labuan Bajo so far
Since the plan starts, decreasing visitors also are following. More than 2,000 peoples are working in tourism sector in Labuan Bajo town. Here is the center of tourism in the middle of Indonesia. Yes, here they are. In the middle of jobless crisis, but governor not consider. It’s hard so far.
Labuan Bajo town in west Flores Island
Look at this time. Many peoples in Labuan Bajo find another job. This time slowly tourism sector down. Because of decreasing visitors. And it happens from time to time. Some travel agencies going to close now. Why? Because of low visiting. Maybe change next year.
Flores island tourism
Not in normal since beginning this year. No activities as far as. It’s different from last year. Hotel occupation is low up to the present time. Not only few hotel but also all hotel. We can’t imagine next year. Usually many cars run for traveling. But not this time. Not so many activities on Flores island trip this time.
Consider to local here
East Nusa Tenggara is one of the province in Indonesia, that does not job for the peoples. But turn out of plan is close since tourism industry should be sector to reduces unemployment. This is unreasonable when the closing discourse main island of Komodo. Although it’s only an island of Komodo national park but it’s implication of visitors.
It’s not the solution but to reduce employment either int the tourism business also other sectors. The government presence’s is certainly to meet the needs of the people through development and policies. It is not the reverse to turn off the welfare of it’s peoples. Hope change the solution to this plan, so tours Komodo is running.
Not because of Komodo dragons
Actually this plan not influenced by Komodo dragons. But because of this bad news. Not all peoples know about Komodo National Park. Especially foreign tourists. For Indonesian maybe know well. Here we want to tell that Komodo dragon can see on Rinca island. So that you can see Komodo dragon there.
How to know Komodo is closing?
To know exactly when Komodo is closing, so please ask to your partners or agents. Because it’s important before decide to visit Komodo National Park. But there are other islands can see Komodo dragons. Not only on this island to see Komodo dragon but also other islands.
Komodo Island Beyond
As long as Komodo island is closing, so Rinca is first place to see Komodo dragon. Also other wild life. Rinca island is the best place for trekking. Rinca is the second biggest island at Komodo National park. Please arrange accordingly with your travel agent.
To summarize at all, here we tell visitors. Although Komodo is close but you have other islands. Yes of course. Rinca, Nusa Kode, Gili Motang and some part of Flores island. These places you can see Komodo dragons well. That is to say many place to see. Come and visit our region. We are here to help you. Komodo dragons are here and never lost from time to time.
Written by Mega Travel IndonesiaTravel infrormation for Komodo tours to the islands of Komodo national park and Flores Island in Indonesisa
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