Tourism Development in National Tourism Strategic Areas: Prospects and Local Community Participation

Abstract

The study aims to determine tourism development opportunities and the level of community participation in the development of Kura Kura Beach. The research method used is a case study in a descriptive research approach to interpret, describe, and integrate the factors studied. Data collection techniques used are in the form of Focus Group Discussions (FGD) and interviews in search of revealing the necessary data. This study shows that Kura Kura Beach deserves to be developed by looking at opportunities in terms of attraction, accessibilities, amenities, and activities. Another thing that adds value to Kura Kura Beach is the local culture still maintained. Various efforts made by the community showed a positive response to the development of Kura Kura Beach. Nevertheless, the availability of essential components of tourism is still an issue of discussion; The existing facilities, amenities, and security are still inadequate. The addition and improvement of facilities can be a step to increase the competitiveness of destinations. Increasing resources should be part of tourism development priorities. Thus, physical and non-physical development can go in the same direction and at the same time.

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Published
2023-12-29
How to Cite
WAHYUDI, Sigit et al. Tourism Development in National Tourism Strategic Areas: Prospects and Local Community Participation. Journal of Environmental Management and Tourism, [S.l.], v. 14, n. 8, p. 3078 - 3091, dec. 2023. ISSN 2068-7729. Available at: <https://journals.aserspublishing.eu/jemt/article/view/8273>. Date accessed: 25 feb. 2024. doi: https://doi.org/10.14505/jemt.v14.8(72).09.