For the preservation of cultural and natural heritageUjung Kulon Tourism deeply believes in the significant role the Indonesia culture plays in the world (a true “spiritual Amazonia”) and considers that it is valuable and inspiring for all human kind. Currently only tourism provides Krakatau and Indonesia to influence somewhat the West by raising travelers awareness over the benefits of a daily life more oriented towards nature and spirituality.
However Ujung Kulon Tourism Indonesia is fully aware that no form of tourism can completely avoid destroying, to some degree, the aboriginal way of life but we believe that it is possible to limit the “damage”, and do our best in that purpose.
A meeting with the inhabitants on an equal basis
Ujung Kulon Tourism Indonesia wants to encourage encounters and exchanges with the local people. They can take place during a walk, in a market, during village festivities, in the street, in a restaurant, no matter, but they have to be “natural” and on an equal basis. We strongly favor small hotels and their hearty atmosphere, rather than international hotels where employees (and tourists) are merely numbers. We are particularly shocked by a recent phenomenon in the luxury tourism in Indonesia which is about renting private villas including the staff. The service is provided by local people reduced to the status of “servants”, as in colonial times, when the natives had to be “civilized”. Krakatau Tourism Indonesia fights this new kind of cynicism, in total contradiction with sustainable tourism, jeopardizing the relationship’s quality between the Indonesia and the foreigners.
An activity which benefits fully to the local economy
Usually the population of emerging countries does not benefit so much from touring packages. The alternative tourism proposed by Ujung Kulon Tourism Indonesia allows you to enrich local economy more broadly by bypassing the usual procedures and in particular important commissions taken by agencies based in developed countries, as well as by big international hotel groups. Bringing you on small roads, in remote areas, money spent during your visits, meals, various purchases will go directly to people generally left for consideration by the tourism industry. You should also know that Ujung Kulon Tourism Indonesia, through its company Ujung Kulon Tourism and Travel, is subject to taxes in Indonesia.
We accept the following as our specific responsibilities:
Adopt practices that conserve the environment, including the use of renewable resources in a sustainable manner and conservation of non-renewable resources.
Conservation of the floral and fauna habitat as well as all cultural sites.
Consideration of community attitudes and cultural values and concerns, including local custom and belief, in the design and execution of our tour products.
Compliance with all local, national and international environmental laws.
To undertake environmentally responsible practices, including waste management, recycling and energy use.
To foster an understanding and respect for environmental and cultural conservation values among our management, employees, contractors and customers.
To encourage and accept criticism and input from clients and employees in the never-ending effort to preserve the natural environment.
To share our vision of responsible tourism by providing guidelines and suggestions to our clients at the commencement of all our tour programs.