Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Applied Social Sciences, Business, and Humanity, ICo-ASCNITY, 2 November 2019, Padang, West Sumatra, Indonesia

Research Article

Identifying Factors of Sustainable Tourism in West Sumatera: A Qualitative Analysis

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.1-11-2019.2294021,
        author={Emrizal  Emrizal and Primadona  Primadona},
        title={Identifying Factors of Sustainable Tourism in West Sumatera: A Qualitative Analysis},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Applied Social Sciences, Business, and Humanity, ICo-ASCNITY, 2 November 2019, Padang, West Sumatra, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={ICO-ASCNITY},
        year={2020},
        month={4},
        keywords={sustainable tourism destinations halal tourism culture norms values},
        doi={10.4108/eai.1-11-2019.2294021}
    }
    
  • Emrizal Emrizal
    Primadona Primadona
    Year: 2020
    Identifying Factors of Sustainable Tourism in West Sumatera: A Qualitative Analysis
    ICO-ASCNITY
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.1-11-2019.2294021
Emrizal Emrizal1,*, Primadona Primadona1
  • 1: Politeknik Negeri Padang, Kampus Limau Manis, Padang, Sumatera Barat
*Contact email: emrizal@yahoo.com

Abstract

This study aims to determine the potential of West Sumatra as one of the world's tourism destinations in the development of sustainable tourism. West Sumatra is the only region in Indonesia that won the Best Platinum Province Award for Investment and Platinum Province Potential in the category of Tourism in Indonesia Attractiveness Award 2018. Sustainable tourism is to take full account of current and future economic, social and environmental impacts, addressing the needs of visitors, tourism industry, environment and host community. This research was conducted quantitative and qualitatively by survey method by collecting data using indept-interview, observation, FGD and questionnaire involving six locations in West Sumatra which had very interesting tourist attractions. The principle of the Minang ethnic community, one of which is by developing halal tourism, makes West Sumatra able to provide tourist specifications at the international level by becoming the main destination for Muslim tourists. The limitation of this research is that it has not been able to thoroughly explore the main factors in the development of sustainable tourism in West Sumatra with a focus on the local cultural order.