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IJSTR >> Volume 6 - Issue 11, November 2017 Edition



International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research  
International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research

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ISSN 2277-8616



Community Empowerment Based Local Wisdom In Tourism Of Bajo Community, Wakatobi

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AUTHOR(S)

Dinis Cahyaningrum

 

KEYWORDS

Community Empowerment, Social Capital, Local Wisdom, Bajo Community, Wakatobi

 

ABSTRACT

Tourism plays a significant role in the economies of developing countries, including Indonesia. It has the potential to generate employment and income for the local communities, and promises to protect and preserve the natural and cultural heritage. Society plays a very important role in tourism. Community empowerment is one of the pillars in tourism development strategy. With the hope of the community to host tourists visiting the region. Efforts to improve community empowerment include activities to increase tourism awareness and business potential of the community in the field of tourism. Community empowerment based on local wisdom is done by involving the community so as to give empowerment for local people in tourism activities. This study was conducted to find out more about the empowerment of local Wisdom-based Communities in Village of Bajo, Wakatobi to improve the empowerment of Bajo community in the field of tourism. The theories which used to analyze how the local wisdom that becomes social asset for Bajo Tribe to be maintained and the conducted form of community empowerment are Empowerment Theory, Social Capital Theory & Sustainable Tourism Theory. By using qualitative research methods, obtained the result that local traditions Bajo has existed for generations are strengthened so it can serve as a tourist attraction of high economic value in order to improve the economy of Bajo community who mostly livelihood as traditional fishermen. Local wisdom possessed by the Bajo can be a social asset to empower its people to blend in the tourism activities. Therefore the natural resources, culture, industry, local wisdom, and local resources owned by local communities that can be used as tourism objects and attractions are preserved. Bajo Community also gets economic benefits which are used to improve the welfare of people living around the tourism area.

 

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