MANY tourists mostly foreign tourists have visited the Komodo National Park, an island in East Nusatenggara, special for its ancient Komodo dragon.
The number of domestic tourists also grew spending some time of the long holidays ahead and during Idul Fitri, to see the giant lizard not found in other place in the world.
According to ," Budi Kurniawan, head of the National Park said currently the Komodo National Park is crowded with visitors because of the long holidays. Since early June, 2018, more tourists mainly foreign tourists have visited the island , now one of the world`s seven wonders of nature.
“Normally more tourists visit the island until the high season in August. In long holidays there are always more visitors especially foreign tourists to visit the island," he said.
He also mentioned that it is not rare that tour operators reject demand for their service because of limited availability of vessels for transport to that island. All vessels available in that area have been rented by other groups of tourists.
“Based on data at the Komodo National Park, 45,630 tourists mostly foreign tourists visited the island. The number of visitors rose significantly from 38,147 in the same period in 2017. Normally the number of tourists was higher in June until peak season in August," Budi added. [antaranews/photo special]