Proceedings of the International Conference, Integrated Microfinance Management for Sustainable Community Development (IMM 2016)

Rural Tourism Development using Ecotourism as a Model of Community Empowerment in Cireundeu Indigenous Village, Cimahi, West Java

Authors
Deru Indika, Nike Vonika
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Deru Indika
Available Online October 2016.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/imm-16.2016.23How to use a DOI?
Keywords
ecotourism, community development, rural tourism.
Abstract
Ecotourism, as a concept of sustainable tourism, is used in the development of rural tourism. Ecotourism concerns about the conservation of nature and culture, the participation of local residents, the transfer of knowledge to visitors, and the small scale of tourism to preserve the environment capability. The process of community empowerment through the development of rural tourism in Cireundeu was triggered by a discourse about the reactivation of Leuwi Gajah landfill. Objections to the landfill have been voiced, but they did not manage to cause the landfill not active. Using a qualitative approach, this study describes the process of community empowerment through the development of rural tourism by raising the potentials of Cireundeu as an indigenous village. Cireundeu's culture is still maintained by its community. For instance, cassava is still consumed as a primary food, local arts and ritual Also ceremonies are still held. Cireundeu society is a subject in the process of empowerment by acquiring inputs from various parties.
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AU  - Deru Indika
AU  - Nike Vonika
PY  - 2016/10
DA  - 2016/10
TI  - Rural Tourism Development using Ecotourism as a Model of Community Empowerment in Cireundeu Indigenous Village, Cimahi, West Java
BT  - International Conference, Integrated Microfinance Management for Sustainable Community Development(IMM 2016)
PB  - Atlantis Press
SN  - 2352-5428
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