Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Social and Political Development (ICOSOP 2017)

Local Wisdom of Batak Toba in Supporting Tourism Sector in Regency of Samosir

Authors
Dumora Jenny Margaretha Siagian, Hidayat Hamsari, Fikarwin Zuska
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Dumora Jenny Margaretha Siagian
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DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/icosop-17.2018.32How to use a DOI?
Keywords
local wisdom; culture; Batak Toba; tourism; Samosir
Abstract
This study aims to explore and analyze the local wisdom of Batak Toba community that is useful and can support the tourism sector in Samosir regency. Samosir as an island located in the middle of Lake Toba is a leading tourist destination in the area of Lake Toba. As a beautiful island occupied by generally Batak Toba ethnic, Samosir not only has beautiful natural scenery but also has a culture that attracts tourists to learn it. However, Samosir has not become a comfortable tourist destination for tourists, especially for those who initially interested in Batak Toba culture. This research is a qualitative research which explains descriptively local wisdom of Batak Toba community that can be rebuilt to attract tourists to visit Samosir Island. Data collection is done through observation, as well as tracing documents and previous research results. The analysis is done descriptively. The result of the research is that the development of community-based tourism is inseparable from local culture and local wisdom. Batak Toba local wisdom becomes an important potential in shaping the character of Batak people who can socialize with tourists. So that the tourists can be comfortable in the midst of indigenous peoples. So it needs to be revived and re-empowered, in addition to welcoming tourists, also to preserve the local wisdom that has been taught the ancestors to be guided by the next generations. This can be done through education and socialization to schools and community groups around the tourist objects.
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Proceedings
2nd International Conference on Social and Political Development (ICOSOP 2017)
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Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
December 2017
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978-94-6252-477-4
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2352-5398
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https://doi.org/10.2991/icosop-17.2018.32How to use a DOI?
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This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license.

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