Yes totally agree, the price of liveaboarding across Indonesia is indeed expensive but for one good reason, PMA (foreign Company) that's the keyword for it. I worked for a phinisi boat before and I know why foreign investor ended up paying a lot of money to start a business here, not just to get the permit etc but there is still long list to go.That sounds interesting, I've wanted to go on a liveaboard in or around NTT, Flores or Sumbawa etc. But the travel to get there sounds horribly complicated (and expensive)
If you still can buy Hermes at a boutique in Paris, that is not luxury, it is a branded items. Luxury is about 4 things : Timelessness, Story, Scarcity and Social Cachet.If you’d go shopping in Paris and buy loads in the Hermès, LV and Chanel shops, that’s rather luxurious to me.
And premium holiday packages often end up in having huge amount of people (read: servants) arranging everything for you. (A la ironing the newspaper, see Burj.) Not something I’m personally that interested in.
NTT and eastern parts of NTB etc. are the areas you’d better visit NOW. In a couple of years it’s amazingly touristic, it already started (weirdly enough there are rather big Italian enclaves).
The cheaper to get to Labuan Bajo from Jakarta :That sounds interesting, I've wanted to go on a liveaboard in or around NTT, Flores or Sumbawa etc. But the travel to get there sounds horribly complicated (and expensive)