Potential and Carrying Capacity Study to Support Sustainable Tourism Development: The Case of Wedi Ireng Beach, Indonesia

Ariani, Yuswanti and Insani, Nailul and Rosyida, Hanum and Sanjiwani, Putri Kusuma (2019) Potential and Carrying Capacity Study to Support Sustainable Tourism Development: The Case of Wedi Ireng Beach, Indonesia. In: ICESI 2019, 18-19 July 2019, Semarang, Central Java, Indonesia.

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Wedi Ireng is one of the beaches in the southern part of Banyuwangi Regency, East Java. This tourism object attraction offers unique beach views in the bay area with white sand and black rocks on the other side. As social media develops and promotion of tourism objects with mass media, the number of people that came to the beach is increasing day by day. Increasing the number of tourist visits is a blessing as well as a challenge in realizing the development of sustainable tourism. It is necessary to study the potential and carrying capacity of the environment so that existing tourism activities do not disrupt the ecosystem and the comfort of tourists. The purpose of this study is to identify potential tourist attraction objects and identify the value of the carrying capacity of the Wedi Ireng tourism area. The method used is based on the guidelines of the Operational Area - Objects Analysis and Attractions of Natural Tourism by The General Directorate for Natural Conservation and Forest Protection (PHKA) (2003) and assessment of carrying capacity [1]. Data collection is done through field observations, surveys, literature studies, and interviews. The results showed that Wedi Ireng Beach had value 69,5 % it is means potential and deserve to be developed. Results of estimation of Carrying Capacity 454 people/ day. This value is still in the safe category because the number of tourist visits in Wedi Ireng Beach in one day ranges from 40-110 people per day.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: sustainable tourism carrying capacity tourism potential
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Depositing User: EAI Editor IV
Date Deposited: 15 Oct 2021 07:03
Last Modified: 15 Oct 2021 07:03
URI: https://eprints.eudl.eu/id/eprint/7597

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