Introduction Tourism development usually results in various economic, socio-cultural and environmental impacts (Ribeiro, Valle & Silva, 2013). The UNWTO stipulates that tourism should empower residents and help them to obtain a better quality of life. However, as tourism experts have acknowledged, tourism also spreads bad impacts. The residents will furthermore … [Read more...] about Residents’ Perception and Attitudes toward the Development of Tourism in Raja Ampat
Introduction A form of tourism that is increasingly seen as an opportunity for unique experiences is ethnic tourism (Wing Sun Tung & Ritchie, 2011). According to Yang (2011), the marketing of exotic tourism destination focuses more and more towards international tourists that search for these unique experiences, such as the promotion of Lombok. The Indonesian … [Read more...] about Understanding the experience of ethnic tourism from the perspective of domestic and international tourists: a case study of Sade Rembitan, Indonesia.
Introduction Over the decades, tourism has experienced continued growth and is nowadays one of the fastest growing industries worldwide (Antara & Sumarniasih, 2017). Many new tourism destinations have emerged in Asia: for example, in Indonesia, where tourism has become a priority sector for national economic development (Antara & Sumarniasih, 2017). In 2017, travel … [Read more...] about Destination image of north Bali among south Bali visitors
Introduction Lombok triggered my attention after my travelling experiences and my personal interest in sociological and environmental research topics. I fell in love with this island after trekking the Rinjani volcano and, for this reason, returned to do my master research. Following the global trend to a more responsible tourism industry, the Indonesian … [Read more...] about Residents’ perspectives towards community-based ecotourism: a case study from Lombok, Indonesia