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Community-Based Rural Tourism in Inter-Organizational Collaboration: How Does It Work Sustainably? Lessons Learned from Nglanggeran Tourism Village, Gunungkidul Regency, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Asnawi Manaf (), Novia Purbasari (), Maya Damayanti (), Nanda Aprilia () and Winny Astuti ()
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Asnawi Manaf: Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Faculty of Engineering, Diponegoro University, Semarang 50275, Indonesia
Novia Purbasari: Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Faculty of Engineering, Diponegoro University, Semarang 50275, Indonesia
Maya Damayanti: Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Faculty of Engineering, Diponegoro University, Semarang 50275, Indonesia
Nanda Aprilia: Department of Media and Communication, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, University of Sidney, Sidney, NSW 2006, Australia
Winny Astuti: Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Faculty of Engineering, Universitas Sebelas Maret, Surakarta 57126, Indonesia

Sustainability, 2018, vol. 10, issue 7, 1-18

Abstract: In recent years, socio-economic disparities, especially between rural and urban areas (Gini index up to 0.4) have attracted significant concern from the Government of Indonesia, which developed a community-based rural tourism program as one of the attempts to overcome this problem. Though the program seems quite promising, the implementation was challenging, especially regarding sustainability. Therefore, successful and sustainable practical examples are needed. This paper analyzes the results of a case study from the experiences of community-based tourism implementation in Nglanggeran Tourism Village, Gunungkidul Regency, Yogyakarta, Indonesia, which was considered as successful and sustainable. The main focus of this research is on how the collaboration and involvement of the related inter-organizational stakeholders, initiated by the local community, particularly the youth, has contributed to the program sustainability. Data and information for this study were obtained through in-depth interviews, observation, and documents review. This study found that the local community has a major role in implementing the program, among those various entities of stakeholders. Hence, the paper states this is the key to the success and sustainability of the program.

Keywords: local community; community-based tourism; sustainable tourism; inter-organizational collaboration; stakeholder; community empowerment; poverty alleviation (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: Q Q0 Q2 Q3 Q5 Q56 O13 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2018
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