Thirty Seven entrepreneurs who are members of the Association of Indonesian Travel Agencies (ASITA) in Jakarta have asked the West Nusa Tenggara (NTB) Government and the Culture and Tourism Minister to arrange cheaper air tickets from Jakarta to Mataram.
The current fare that can reach Rp1.2 million for one way trip is considered expensive.
As a comparison, the air fare from Jakarta to Denpasar is only Rp400,000.
Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Cambodia, and Laos offer special package for affordable holidays to their countries.
ASITA's deputy for Jakarta, Rudiana, who led the visit of 37 ASITA members to Jakarta, said the tourism package from Jakarta to Lombok was still expensive.