Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Education, Humanities, Health and Agriculture, ICEHHA 2023, 15-16 December 2023, Ruteng, Flores, Indonesia

Research Article

Exploring the Challenges of Tourist Villages Management in Manggarai, Flores, Indonesia

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.15-12-2023.2345644,
        author={Sebastianus Menggo and Inosensius Sutam and Sabina Ndiung},
        title={Exploring the Challenges of Tourist Villages Management in Manggarai, Flores, Indonesia},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Education, Humanities, Health and Agriculture, ICEHHA 2023, 15-16 December 2023, Ruteng, Flores, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={ICEHHA},
        year={2024},
        month={5},
        keywords={challenges exploring tourist village management},
        doi={10.4108/eai.15-12-2023.2345644}
    }
    
  • Sebastianus Menggo
    Inosensius Sutam
    Sabina Ndiung
    Year: 2024
    Exploring the Challenges of Tourist Villages Management in Manggarai, Flores, Indonesia
    ICEHHA
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.15-12-2023.2345644
Sebastianus Menggo1,*, Inosensius Sutam1, Sabina Ndiung1
  • 1: Universitas Katolik Indonesia Santu Paulus Ruteng, Indonesia
*Contact email: sebastian.pradana@gmail.com

Abstract

Objects in tourist villages are important resources that can be utilized by village governments to improve the welfare of rural communities. This research explores the development problems of eight tourist communities in the Manggarai area, West Flores, Indonesia. This research used purposive and snowball methods by taking a sample of 93 tourism stakeholders from eight villages of concern. The data obtained was examined qualitatively using audio-visual recordings, questionnaires, documentation, observations and interviews. The findings show that the management of eight tourist villages in West Flores, Indonesia, is still the main obstacle to developing tourist villages. This idea emerged because there is a tourist information center in the tourist village (86%), foreign language communication (82.8), the community and management of the tourist village still have rabid or infectious animals at the tourist location (82.8%), infrastructure (78, 5%, environmental sustainability (77.4%), followed by hygiene and health problems (71%). The potential of the West Flores tourism community is just a fantasy if it is not anticipated and action is taken immediately. This study suggests that stakeholders can collaborate to overcome some existing problems.