Tourism and local economic development: Exploring potentials in East Java of Indonesia

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Yuli Agustina, Agung Winarno, Bagus Shandy Narmaditya, Wiwik Wahyuni


Enhancing community welfare has been a concern for the government in various countries, and the tourism sector can potentially address this issue. This study explores the tourism potentials in Sidodadi village of Ngantang in East Java, Indonesia, as well as provides the framework for a development site in the tourism area. The data in this study were collected through in-depth interviews and focus group discussions on gaining a piece of deeper information for tourism development. The findings indicate that the Sidodadi village has excellent potential for a tourism site. There are several attractions in the area that has opportunities including, a waterfall, Edu-tourism of dairy cows, planting paddy and vegetables, flying fox, coffee shop, and souvenir center. This integrated model is expected to involve community participation and can enhance local economic development, as well as community welfare.

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