Agrotourism as an Alternative Form of Tourism in Bali Indonesia
Summary of Paperback:, Scholars' Press (October 22, 2014), ISBN-10:3639667123, ISBN-13:978-3639667127
21 Pages Posted: 2 Nov 2014 Last revised: 29 Jul 2015
Date Written: October 31, 2014
This study finds that (1) the most potential opportunity of agrotourism is increasing family, followed by employee involvement, generating tourism income and increasing value of the village; (2) the hardest barriers of agrotourism development in Bali is inadequate infrastructures, other barriers are limited public facilities, imperfect human resource skills, scarce investments, and insufficient government supports; (3) the ecological resources particularly lakes, social life especially farmers and their lives, and cultural resources such as unique traditions are the strength factors of agrotourism development in Bali; (4) lacks of government support, investment, infrastructures, and human skills are weakness factors; (5) generating related tourism businesses are the most potential opportunity of agrotourism development in Bali. Other opportunities generated from agrotourism are providing local employments, increasing family incomes, and increasing value of the village; (6) degradation of natural resources regarded as the riskiest threat of agrotourism development in Bali. The second most serious matter is land using problems. Other threats are pollutions, host attitude changes, increasing criminalities, and tradition commercializations; (7) agrotourism contributes lots in improving the economy of the local communities. The contributions are on agricultural product improvements and stimulations of related tourism enterprises; (8) agrotourism helps improving the social situations particularly poverty alleviation, decreasing unemployment, and declining urbanization; (9) nature conservation is the greatest contribution toward sustainable tourism development in Bali. Other contributions are visitor increase and generating economic income.
Keywords: agrotourism, tourism, bali, indonesia, blimbingsari, bayung gede, candi kuning, petang
JEL Classification: agrotourism, tourism, bali, indonesia, blimbingsari, bayung gede, candi kuning, petang
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