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TOWARDS A COMMON GOAL FOR A SUSTAINABLE TOURISM DESTINATION: CASE STUDY OF BIAK NUMFOR, PAPUA, INDONESIA

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TOWARDS A COMMON GOAL FOR A SUSTAINABLE TOURISM DESTINATION: CASE STUDY OF BIAK NUMFOR, PAPUA, INDONESIA

Indra Kusumawardhana1*, Diena Mutiara Lemy2, Theodosia C. Nathalia3, Yustisia
Kristiana4
1 Hotel Management Department, Faculty of Economic and Communication, Bina Nusantara
University, Jakarta, Indonesia*
2,3 Master of Tourism Study Program, Pelita Harapan University, Tangerang, Indonesia
4 Travel Industry Management Study Program, Pelita Harapan University, Tangerang, Indonesia

Abstract

This paper examines stakeholders’ perceptions of sustainability in Biak Numfor, Papua, Indonesia. The study reviews opinions of site-specific sustainability aspects and assesses as well as their perceptions of sustainability against a common goal of Global Sustainability Tourism Council (GSTC). While, a tourism destination aware and takes full account of sustainability tourism for its current and future thinking towards economic, social and environmental impact, the industry, the environment and host community, and addressing the needs of visitor. But it seems few structures of the criteria towards a common goal for GSTC Destination Criteria –were still undermined. Qualitative research tradition was carried out by performing a stakeholders’ focus group discussion in Biak Numfor, Papua. Systematic approaches and thematic analysis were conducted to reveal the four critical awareness of sustainability issues. That in the long course, this awareness might lead to changes on tourism sustainable development preferences such as accessibility, infrastructures and destination management and planning (destination promotion; inspirational leaders; and community awareness).

Keywords: Sustainable tourism, destination management, GSTC


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