Articles tagged “komodo island”

Indonesia’s Komodo Island Will Stay Open But New Fee Could Be as High as $1,000

Indonesia’s Komodo Island Will Stay Open But New Fee Could Be as High as $1,000

Raini Hamdi, Skift

So the good news is Komodo Island won’t be closed. The bad news is a “membership” fee, which could be as high as $1,000, will be introduced. Indonesian authorities never cease to goof up on one of its most important tourism attractions.

5 months ago

How Not to Close an Island: Tourism Lessons From Indonesia

How Not to Close an Island: Tourism Lessons From Indonesia

Raini Hamdi, Skift

Closing islands for a rehab seems fashionable in Southeast Asia. It shouldn’t be. Authorities must first assess options carefully, and by no means should premature announcements be made. Just look at the Komodo Island example and the wrong messages Indonesia has sent about one of its most unique tourism assets.

5 months ago

Indonesia’s Komodo Island Beset by Confusion, Not Overtourism

Indonesia’s Komodo Island Beset by Confusion, Not Overtourism

Shabrina Koeswologito, Skift

A final, clear decision on whether Komodo Island or Komodo National Park will be closed must be made, and ample time given to businesses should it be a go. What a mess.

6 months ago