Discerning Coastal Ecotourism in Bira Island
Universitas Bina Darma Kent Polytechnic, Indonesia
International Journal of Marine Science, 2018, Vol. 8, No. 6 doi: 10.5376/ijms.2018.08.0006
Received: 29 Dec., 2017 Accepted: 17 Jan., 2018 Published: 29 Jan., 2018
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Hengky S.H., 2018, Discerning coastal ecotourism in Bira Island, International Journal of Marine Science, 8(6): 48-58 (doi: 10.5376/ijms.2018.08.0006)
The Ministry of Tourism has created a 10-priority destination program in Indonesia. Pulau Seribu is one of the 10 destinations. Meanwhile, Bira Island is located in the Thousand Islands. To improve the performance of the Island, it is also necessary to increase the island of Bira. This mixed mode research, conducted for a year on the island of Bira to respond to the plans of the Ministry of Tourism. This study aims to discern Coastal Ecotourism in Bira Island, Indonesia. The results of data collection and tabulation show the existence of gap between the performances of the island at this time and expected. Ecotourism concept enhances CE performance on the island. In addition, the concept also creates jobs of women and anglers living along the coastline. Besides, environmental conservation efforts create marine ecotourism. Furthermore, their efforts also increase economic contribution to them and local governments. The economic improvement is accompanied by improved coastal environmental performance and improved performance of culinary and handicraft tourism.
Coastal-ecotourism; Culinary and Handicraft tourism; Marine ecotourism; Economics contribution
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