Community-Based Ecotourism and Its Impact on the Social and Economic Conditions: A Case Study in Blekok, Situbondo Regency, Indonesia

  • Sulastri ARSAD Faculty of Fisheries and Marine Sciences Brawijaya University, Indonesia
  • Afif Olivian DARYANTO Faculty of Fisheries and Marine Science Brawijaya University, Indonesia
  • Luthfiana Aprilianita SARI Faculty of Fisheries and Marine Sciences Airlangga University, Indonesia
  • Dhira Kurniawan SAPUTRA Faculty of Fisheries and Marine Science Brawijaya University, Indonesia
  • Fika Dewi PRATIWI Faculty of Agriculture, Fisheries, and Biology, Bangka Belitung University, Indonesia

Abstract

This study aims to analyse the impact of the implementation of community-based ecotourism on the social and economic conditions of the people of Kampung Blekok. Primary data were obtained from 79 respondents who were selected by purposive sampling. The research method used a descriptive quantitative method. The data used were the characteristics of the people of Kampung Blekok, data on the social and economic conditions of the people of Kampung Blekok before and after the inauguration of the Kampung Blekok Ecotourism. The results show that the group of low and high income showed the decrease of percentage (11.39 and 8.87%, respectively), otherwise the middle and very high-income group presented an increase percentage (8.85 and 11.39%, consecutively). It means people who gained low and high income are reduced and middle and very high-income group are increased. It can conclude that ecotourism activities could affect the social economic of people in kampung Blekok.

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Published
2021-06-06
How to Cite
ARSAD, Sulastri et al. Community-Based Ecotourism and Its Impact on the Social and Economic Conditions: A Case Study in Blekok, Situbondo Regency, Indonesia. Journal of Environmental Management and Tourism, [S.l.], v. 12, n. 3, p. 797-807, june 2021. ISSN 2068-7729. Available at: <https://journals.aserspublishing.eu/jemt/article/view/6122>. Date accessed: 23 june 2021. doi: https://doi.org/10.14505//jemt.12.3(51).19.