Equality Model for Developing Community Tourism (A Case Study of Kadingeh Tourism Village in Enrekang Regency, South Sulawesi)


The considerable discussion of the issues of cultural diver-sity and biodiversity in the context of community-based tourism development. A variety of solutions have been proposed in the sustainable tourism literature to protect a local culture and the natural environment from change. Kadingeh is a village in Enrekang Regency, South Sulawe-si. The area has a number of geological resources and is a developing tourism destination which is implementing sustainable community-based tourism. The culture and natural conditions are undeveloped but recent plans to develop the area as a tourist destination has caused conflict between residents. If this conflict continues it will lead to ”damage” to the culture and nature due to a lack of lack of coordinated management control. A qualitative research approach was used to collect in-depth interviews with 54 informants from 33 local communities, as well as six gov-ernment representatives, eight academics, and four tourism entrepreneurs. The results of this study were used to create a model to guide future development. This model was called EQUALITY (Environment awareness, Quality of resources, Uniformity of action, Aligned programs, Link-age stakeholders, Integrity of leaders, Timeline of planning and implementation, and Youth and woman involvement). The model is useful for development of community-based tourism in Indonesia.

Keywords: Equality Model; Geotourism; Rural Tourism; Kadingeh Tourism Village

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