[Global Times Comprehensive Report] According to Agence France-Presse, in order to limit the number of tourists, the price of tickets for Indonesia’s Komodo National Park has risen sharply from August 1, and local tourism workers have launched a month-long strike in anger.
Komodo National Park is home to the world’s largest lizard, the Komodo dragon. According to the International Union for Conservation of Nature, Komodo dragons only inhabit the park and the neighboring island of Flores, making it one of the most popular tourist destinations. In order to protect these endangered monitor lizards, the Indonesian government announced that from August 1, the park fare will be increased from 200,000 rupiah (10,000 rupiah about 5 yuan) to 3.75 million rupiah, which is dependent on tourism. Controversy arose among the locals, and relevant catering and hotel practitioners decided to strike together to protest. It is reported that the strike is expected to last until the end of August, with at least 700 people participating. For them, the loss of tourists due to the impact of the epidemic has made revenue difficult. The government’s price increase may cause tourists to cancel their trips because the tickets are too expensive. affect their income. (Han Lin)