Geotourism as a Strategy of Geosite Empowerment Towards the Tourism Sustainability in Gunungkidul Regency, Indonesia

Endy Marlina, Endy (2016) Geotourism as a Strategy of Geosite Empowerment Towards the Tourism Sustainability in Gunungkidul Regency, Indonesia. International Journal of Smart Home, 10 (5). pp. 131-150. ISSN 1975-4094

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The enactment of the region of Mount Sewu as a Global Geopark Network (GNN) on 19 September 2015 has given a responsibility for governments and communities to develop this region with a proper concept. The karst of Mount Sewu surrounding the Gunungkidul Regency, Wonogiri Regency and Pacitan Regency is one of the most well- known karst regions in Java Island for its uniqueness. Geoheritage and social-cultural wealth in this region becomes the base of its enactment as GGN. This study presents geotourism as a strategy of geosite empowerment towards the tourism sustainability in Gunungkidul regency. It is found that the Geotourism development comes to be an appropriate strategy in developing 13 geosites in Gunungkidul for fulfilling the directive of the policy on the local and national tourism development, demands of the development trend towards the tourism interest among community and the directive of GGN in accordance with the concept as outlined in UNESCO. The directive of the development of this geotourism has been formulated through a synthesis of various analyses including the analysis of government, analysis of potential tourist attraction, and SWOT analysis. The dialogue from a variety of analyses required to produce the formula of geotourism development of various analyses is needed to guarantee the production of a formulation of the proper and synergic directive for the geotourism development analysis necessary to guarantee the formulation of appropriate and synergic Geotourism development with various existing development guidelines. Keywords: Analysis of potential tourist attraction, SWOT Analysis, Geotourism, policy studies

Item Type: Article
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
Divisions: Fakultas Sains dan Teknologi > S1 Arsitekur
Depositing User: Kaprodi S1 Arsitektur UTY
Date Deposited: 06 Apr 2019 05:11
Last Modified: 06 Apr 2019 05:11

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