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Flores Island is on the brink of major development with projections for visitors to Komodo National Park next year at 1 million visitors! (Article from the Jakarta Post here) 1 million visitors to an area with no proper waste management... lets just think about that for a minute.
I'm really looking forward to speaking with some of the tour operators in the area to learn how they plan to prepare for this influx of visitors next year. Flores is currently being promoted heavily as the next Bali of Indonesia but it still has a long way to go. (article here)