Proceedings of 1st Workshop on Environmental Science, Society, and Technology, WESTECH 2018, December 8th, 2018, Medan, Indonesia

Research Article

The Dissemination of “Sustainable Tourism” Idea Among Stone Garden’s Local Community

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.8-12-2018.2283953,
        author={Putri  Limilia and Benazir Bona Pratamawaty and Puji  Prihandini and Roy  Robert},
        title={The Dissemination of “Sustainable Tourism” Idea Among Stone Garden’s Local Community},
        proceedings={Proceedings of 1st Workshop on Environmental Science, Society, and Technology, WESTECH 2018, December 8th, 2018, Medan, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={WESTECH},
        year={2019},
        month={6},
        keywords={tourism community sustainable tourism},
        doi={10.4108/eai.8-12-2018.2283953}
    }
    
  • Putri Limilia
    Benazir Bona Pratamawaty
    Puji Prihandini
    Roy Robert
    Year: 2019
    The Dissemination of “Sustainable Tourism” Idea Among Stone Garden’s Local Community
    WESTECH
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.8-12-2018.2283953
Putri Limilia1,*, Benazir Bona Pratamawaty1, Puji Prihandini1, Roy Robert1
  • 1: Communication Faculty, Universitas Padjadjaran, Indonesia
*Contact email: p.limilia@unpad.ac.id

Abstract

Many scholars argued that tourism did give not only benefits but also give deprivation. Namely social cost, economic cost, and environmental damage. To address this side effect, WTO launched “sustainable tourism” as a new concept in developing tourism. This concept tried to balance between the advantages and the disadvantages. In Indonesia, sustainable tourism is not widely known by tourism practitioners. This research aims to examine the dissemination of sustainable tourism concept among the local community (Pok darwis). Authors applied case study design in addressing the event. The interview was chosen by authors as a tool in gathering data. Results showed that the local community has known about sustainable tourism but they cannot elaborate it in detail. Interestingly, they have employed it in developing its tourism object although they do not have adequate knowledge about it. They knew the concept from local government who used mass media (book) in spreading it. Local community became an early adopter since they were the first person who perceived the concept from the innovator (local government).