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Scrutinizing Coastal Ecotourism in Gili Trawangan, Indonesia  

Hengky Sumisto Halim
Bina Darma University, Director of Kent Polytechnic SHINE Institute, Indonesia
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International Journal of Marine Science, 2017, Vol. 7, No. 25   doi: 10.5376/ijms.2017.07.0025
Received: 19 May, 2017    Accepted: 14 Jun., 2017    Published: 22 Jun., 2017
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Halim H.S., 2017, Scrutinizing coastal ecotourism in Gili Trawangan, Indonesia, International Journal of Marine Science, 7(25): 247-259 (doi: 10.5376/ijms.2017.07.0025)

Abstract

Gili-Trawangan is one of three of the most popular tourist destination in Lombok. It’s located lined with 3 other destinations. Based on the comparison of three approaches derived of coastal-ecotourism, it is found that the impact of tourism is determined by the relationship and interaction between the economic-natural, environment, socio-cultural variables, and sub-systems. There are three main issues that should be done to improve coastal ecotourism performance in Gili-Trawangan: sustainable living patterns, conserving coastal community resources, and enhancing regional economic-development. To address environmental concerns, it’s needed to maintain environmental cleanliness and minimum of building sites. Besides, it is necessary to conserve a mangrove, sea grass beds, coral reefs, and marine fish as well as ecotourism-fishing. It can be used as a marine fishing tourism too. The effort would increase the number of tourist visits and it’s also increase the income of the community and local government.

Keywords
Coastal-ecotourism; Economics-development; Natural environment; Coastal community
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