Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Environment and Sustainability Issues, ICESI 2019, 18-19 July 2019, Semarang, Central Java, Indonesia

Research Article

Potential and Carrying Capacity Study to Support Sustainable Tourism Development: The Case of Wedi Ireng Beach, Indonesia

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.18-7-2019.2290410,
        author={Yuswanti Ariani and Nailul Insani and Hanum Rosyida and Putri Kusuma Sanjiwani},
        title={Potential and Carrying Capacity Study to Support Sustainable Tourism Development: The Case of Wedi Ireng Beach, Indonesia},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Environment and Sustainability Issues, ICESI 2019, 18-19 July 2019, Semarang, Central Java, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={ICESI},
        year={2019},
        month={12},
        keywords={sustainable tourism carrying capacity tourism potential},
        doi={10.4108/eai.18-7-2019.2290410}
    }
    
  • Yuswanti Ariani
    Nailul Insani
    Hanum Rosyida
    Putri Kusuma Sanjiwani
    Year: 2019
    Potential and Carrying Capacity Study to Support Sustainable Tourism Development: The Case of Wedi Ireng Beach, Indonesia
    ICESI
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.18-7-2019.2290410
Yuswanti Ariani1, Nailul Insani1,*, Hanum Rosyida1, Putri Kusuma Sanjiwani2
  • 1: Geography Departement, Universitas Negeri malang, Indonesia
  • 2: Tourism Destination, Universitas Udayana, Indonesia
*Contact email: nailul.insani@fis.um.ac.id

Abstract

Wedi Ireng is one of the beaches in the southern part of Banyuwangi Regency, East Java. This tourism object attraction offers unique beach views in the bay area with white sand and black rocks on the other side. As social media develops and promotion of tourism objects with mass media, the number of people that came to the beach is increasing day by day. Increasing the number of tourist visits is a blessing as well as a challenge in realizing the development of sustainable tourism. It is necessary to study the potential and carrying capacity of the environment so that existing tourism activities do not disrupt the ecosystem and the comfort of tourists. The purpose of this study is to identify potential tourist attraction objects and identify the value of the carrying capacity of the Wedi Ireng tourism area. The method used is based on the guidelines of the Operational Area - Objects Analysis and Attractions of Natural Tourism by The General Directorate for Natural Conservation and Forest Protection (PHKA) (2003) and assessment of carrying capacity [1]. Data collection is done through field observations, surveys, literature studies, and interviews. The results showed that Wedi Ireng Beach had value 69,5 % it is means potential and deserve to be developed. Results of estimation of Carrying Capacity 454 people/ day. This value is still in the safe category because the number of tourist visits in Wedi Ireng Beach in one day ranges from 40-110 people per day.