Welcome to our website and thanks for spending time on reading all the information we provide here on this website. In this “About Us” session we would like to let you know about some relevant things that you should know before coming to the main point.
The first thing we want to explain here is about the reason why we must have a legal company. The national regulation was made for travel agencies all around Indonesia to prove that they are an authorized travel company that was created under the supervision of the Ministry of Justice and Human Rights of the Republic of Indonesia. It means that all official travel bureaus in Indonesia must be registered and it should also be working under the authority of the Association of Indonesia Travel Agency (ASITA) which has the supreme right to take control over all the tour and travel activities in Indonesia.
WHY IS OBLIGATORY?
The reason is that all registered travel companies have to pay tax to the government compared to other unregistered travel businesses that pay nothing to the government. So, if someone goes on a guided tour organized by an unregistered organization, that person may face problems and may have to pay a fine.
So, what do you think is the better way? Taking the risk of paying a fine to the police or better go on a guided tour with an official tour operator? Don’t you think that your trip was prepared for your holiday and that your money should make your trip enjoyable? It is up to you, but we always offer you the best solution that will not disturb your time and money in the end.
WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW BEFORE YOU GO
There are lots of ridiculous things that happened to other travelers before. But most of them did not want to look stupid by telling the truth to other travelers. Partly because some people would think it is necessary to let other travelers know or at least they could warn other travelers to be careful in taking a private tour with unregistered local tour operators or individual ones who claim be local tour organizer or guides. So, if you are a “good bargainer” but are not satisfied with their service, then do not accuse if you only get an answer like sorry but “You Get What You Pay“. But if you are going on our guided tour, you will certainly get an answer like “You Pay What You Get” which means that you are satisfied with our service. However, as a matter of fact, the rough guides and drivers usually like the good bargainers, as they usually charge you more while you are on the go and you will be faced with a ridiculous question like, “Do you want to pay more or otherwise just leave you in the middle of nowhere”. These kind of people are mostly website – based businesses who are not in the list with official tour organizers or we also call them wild guides and drivers.
Therefore, as an authorized tour organizer who owns all the approval documents, we must prove to our customers that we are qualified and we will work for you with high dedication and responsibility. For this reason, in the “Legal basis” section below, we include all the approval documents for your reference and consideration before making a deal.
Our company is based on various approval documents to establish a company authorized by the Minister of Justice and Human Rights of the Republic of Indonesia under registration number AHU. 0149766 .AH.01.11 .THN.2016 based in Jalan Adisucipto, Kelurahan Waioti, Kecamatan Alok Timur, Kabupaten Sikka, Maumere, Flores, East Nusa Tenggara. And as part of the association we also include a recommendation of the Association of Indonesia Travel Agency on behalf of the Tourism of Art and Culture at the regional level by the local government of the Sikka Regency.
APPROVAL DOCUMENTS OF LEGALITY PERMISSION FROM THE MINISTRY OF LAW AND HUMAN RIGHTS OF THE REPUBLIC OF INDONESIA
APPROVAL DOCUMENTS OF LOCAL BUSINESS LOCATION PERMISSION – SITU (SURAT IZIN TEMPAT USAHA)
APPROVAL DOCUMENTS OF REGISTERED TRAVEL BUSINESS PERMISSION – SURAT TANDA DAFTAR USAHA PARIWISATA (TDUP)
APPROVAL DOCUMENTS OF REGISTERED TOURISM PERMISSION – SURAT IZIN USAHA PARIWISATA (SIUP)
THE APPROVAL DOCUMENTS OF RECOMMENDATION FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF TOURISM OF ART AND CULTURE OF THE SIKKA REGENCY
TAX ID NUMBER
Our company provides:
- Tour packages with accredited guides and drivers
- Ticketing of
- flights (national and international)
- buses: large bus (20 seats, 25-30 seats), minbus (10 seats – 15 seats), mini van (6 – 8 passengers), 4W drivers vehicles and non- 4W drive with loading capacity varied from 1 to 4 passengers
- Accomodation bookings
- Hiring professionals for various jobs such as study research activities, project development, etc.
Our company always improves the quality of service by collaborating with all affiliated organizations such as developing working partners or individuals with a tenet of sustainable business, making the selling price flexible based on the customers’ budgetal affordability.
Our company is fully responsible for the comfort and safety of all users of the service. For things that are beyond our control (Force Majeure), such as bad weather that hampers your journey, it’s not our responsibility, but we’re always here to help you find solutions that will keep you feel more and more comfortable.
Our company is officially founded by the well experienced tour guide “Peter Liwu” and is supported by the local government of tourism of art culture that collaborates with local tourism stakeholders who have been for decades involved directly in the tourism field. Our company provides professionals who will help you with useful information in your language spoken (English, Dutch, German, Italian, French, Japanese, Mandarin) and they are also very good at speaking local dialects and know a lot about Flores culture.
We always have integrity in every service to all our guests. Courtesy, honesty and concern for all participants and discipline in assignments are always a top priority in our service so that at the end of the trip there is always a deep sense of loss and always wanting to come back to meet again.
Our teams are academically graduated professionals who have been involved in the tourism industry for many years and they are mainly native Flores who know everything about the Flores culture. They are also very friendly and helpful, so that you feel comfortable during your trip:
- Peter Clarke Liwu (Managing Director)
- Nii Putu Kadek Hartatatik (Company’s Commissioner)
- Yani Octavianus (Operation Manager)
- Diana (Accounting Manager)
- Agustinus M (Driver)
All the information regarding our company profile, legality permission of our company and the service we provide have already been described clearly in detail. We realize that no one is perfect but we will do our best to make you feel comfortable as we do all based on love and care.
Last but not least, we highly hope that the “About us” description will remain a useful feedback from all of our beloved readers.
Thank you very much for reading and we wish you all the best.
We look forward to working with you in the very near future.
Peter C. Liwu