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About Mt Rinjani National Park

At 3,726m, Mt. Rinjani is the second highest volcanic peak in Indonesia, and is a part of the celebrated " Ring of Fire". Gunung Rinjani National Park lies within the major transition zone (Wallaceae) where the flora and fauna of south east Asia meets Australasia. The park, one of the over 50 throughout Indonesia, was established in 1997 and has a rich biodiversity. The rainforce conservation of the park and ensure local benefit from tourism revenue, The Rinjani Trek is now managed by a unique partnership of National Park, tourism industry and local community. Activities focus on the community - run cooperative at Rinjani Trek Center (RTC) in Senaru and the Rinjani Information Center (RIC) in Sembalun Lawang. Under the direction of the Rinjani Trek Management Board (RTMB), each have a steak holders' committee who look after the centers, roster system for trekking and porters, village tour activities and trek trail maintanance. Revenue from tourism activities and entry fees are used for conservation, training, and management of the Rinjani Trek, thus ensuring sustainability.

We, the people and communities of Lombok in West Nusa Tenggara are rightfully proud to have to have Rinjani as an icon for West Nusa Tenggara. The Rinjani Trek echo tourism programme that is managed by Rinjani Trek Management Board was declared by the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) on January 22, 2008 as one of finalists in destination category of the Tourism for tommorow award 2008.
An international committee of 12 experts led by Sosstst Christ, Chairman of judgest for the Tourism for Tommorow Awards and internationally recognized leader in sustainable tourism, selected 12 finalist from 150 applicants from more than 40 countries representing Travel & Tourism on all seven continents. Costas Christ said "sustainable tourism practice are ramping up to a new level, as the tourism industry move beyond basic recycling programs and washing sheets and towels every other day. there is a more shopisticated effort happening now at greening oporations and delivering tangible returns for consevation and community development. The 2008 finalist represents the very best example among a great pool of exceptional Award applicants who are part global transformation of Tourism now underway" Winner and finalist will be honoured at a special ceremony at the Gala Dinner of the 8th Global Travel & Tourism summit on 21 April, 2008 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The finalist in Tourism for Tommorow Award divisible into fourth category they are, Destination Award, Investor in people Award and Global Tourism Bussiness Award. for the category Destination Award the finalist are :

» Blackstone valley, USA.
» Rinjani Trek Ecotourism programme, Indonesia.
» Town of Bouctouch, Canada.

Additional information
We would like to inform you that the entrance fee will increase from Rp 50,000 to Rp 150,000 for this Trekking season. For a period of thrre months the national Park is closed and it will re-open in April, and apply the new rate . most of the income from the entry fees is used to finance the programmes: Conservations, Community Development and Tourism, and includes the assisting the Naaational Park with maintenance of the rinjani trek, thus ensuring the sustainability. Your Rinjani Trek Entrance Fees consist of following : 13%, National Park Entry fee 52%, To support the programme based on three sector :

» National park (Rinjani Trek maintenance and clean up).
» Tourism ( Refresh training, search and Rescue cost and Tourism promotion).
» Community Development. 35%: To support the operation and the administration of the programme.

The fee contributes to the continued maintenance of Gunung Rinjani National Park, the Rinjani trek and the community development programme.
With increased investment and the focus of this year's competition, together with the Goverment's " Visit Indonesia 2008 " campaign, this year looks set to be a very succesful one for green tourism in lombok.

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