The Effectivity of Virtual Tour as an Alternative of Ecotourism Method: A Case Study of Tambora National Geopark, Indonesia
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- Mud Eco-Tourism, Tambora National Geopark, Virtual Tour
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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TY - CONF AU - Diah Rahmawati AU - Alpiana AU - Joni Safaat Adiansyah PY - 2021 DA - 2021/08/11 TI - The Effectivity of Virtual Tour as an Alternative of Ecotourism Method: A Case Study of Tambora National Geopark, Indonesia BT - Proceedings of the 2nd Borobudur International Symposium on Science and Technology (BIS-STE 2020) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 282 EP - 285 SN - 2352-5401 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/aer.k.210810.048 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/aer.k.210810.048 ID - Rahmawati2021 ER -