Proceedings of the 1st Tidar International Conference on Advancing Local Wisdom Towards Global Megatrends, TIC 2020, 21-22 October 2020, Magelang, Jawa Tengah, Indonesia

Research Article

Virtual Tourism, New Opportunities in the Tourism Sector during the Pandemic

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.21-10-2020.2311851,
        author={Yuliana  Kristanto},
        title={Virtual Tourism, New Opportunities in the Tourism Sector during the Pandemic},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 1st Tidar International Conference on Advancing Local Wisdom Towards Global Megatrends, TIC 2020, 21-22 October 2020, Magelang, Jawa Tengah, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={TIC},
        year={2021},
        month={11},
        keywords={pandemic tourism virtual tourism innovation big data},
        doi={10.4108/eai.21-10-2020.2311851}
    }
    
  • Yuliana Kristanto
    Year: 2021
    Virtual Tourism, New Opportunities in the Tourism Sector during the Pandemic
    TIC
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.21-10-2020.2311851
Yuliana Kristanto1,*
  • 1: Universitas Diponegoro, Indonesia
*Contact email: yulianakristanto@lecturer.undip.ac.id

Abstract

When the whole world experienced the Covid-19 pandemic, almost all sectors both in the public and private sectors were affected, from reducing turnover to stopping all activities. Likewise in the tourism sector, which was once one of the mainstays of both State Foreign Exchange Income and Regional Income, finally came to a halt. To solve this problem, the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy (Kemenparekraf) and Kemendikbud made a breakthrough by cooperating with the private sector, namely Virtual Tourism. This policy has been implemented from May until now. This study wants to determine the success rate of virtual tourism innovation by looking at the level of public interest and knowledge about this tourism innovation. The research method used in this paper is the Big Data processing method from social media, namely Instagram. From the results of the analysis, it was found that from 891 posts, not much showed the public's interest in trying Virtual Tourism.