Proceedings of the 2nd Borobudur International Symposium on Science and Technology (BIS-STE 2020)

The Effectivity of Virtual Tour as an Alternative of Ecotourism Method: A Case Study of Tambora National Geopark, Indonesia

Authors
Diah Rahmawati, Alpiana, Joni Safaat Adiansyah
Corresponding Author
Diah Rahmawati
Available Online 11 August 2021.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/aer.k.210810.048How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Mud Eco-Tourism, Tambora National Geopark, Virtual Tour
Abstract

The Covid-19 pandemic has an impact on the tourism sector. Virtual tours become an alternative to adapt to the Covid-19 pandemic. The Geotourism Festival held online in June 2020. However, the environmental conditions such as endemic flora, fauna, landscapes, and ecosystem services could not be covered by the virtual tour. This paper is aimed to find out the prospect of a virtual tour as an alternative method for ecotourism in Tambora Geopark. The method used in this paper was interviews with two primary respondents, namely Tambora’s Geopark Managers and virtual tour participants at the Geotourism Festival Event. The results were analyzed using SWOT analysis to obtain a virtual tour effectivity. The result showed some possible strategies to improve virtual tourism in Tambora Geopark such as making an android-based application about geosites and the Tambora Geopark’s facilities, improving the English skills of the local interpreter, improve the quality of 3D videos and photos with a detailed narrative, and the Tambora Geopark Manager must cooperate with various parties. The concept of Virtual Tourism as an alternative method for ecotourism that can be applied in Tambora Geopark is combining ecotourism and geotourism by adding information about the ecological conditions in each geosite.

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the 2nd Borobudur International Symposium on Science and Technology (BIS-STE 2020)
Series
Advances in Engineering Research
Publication Date
11 August 2021
ISBN
978-94-6239-416-2
ISSN
2352-5401
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/aer.k.210810.048How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2021, the Authors. Published by Atlantis Press.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

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