The Competitiveness of the Tourism Industry in West Sumatera with A Competitiveness Monitor Approach


Competitiveness is one of the criteria to determine the success and achievement of a better goal by a country in increasing income and economic growth[1,2]. This study aims to determine the high and low indicators that determine the competitiveness of the tourism sector and the level of competitiveness of the tourism sector in the cities in West Sumatra. In this study, the measurement of the competitiveness of the tourism industry uses eight indicators used by the World tourism organization (WTO) with competitiveness monitor approach[3]. This study uses secondary data. The analytical method used in this study is the tourism index, composite index and competitiveness index. The results of the analysis show that the competitiveness of tourism in the eight indicators is only the Infrastructure Development Indicator (IDI) which shows a low competitiveness value, while the other indicators have high competitiveness.

Keywords: competitiveness, composite index, indicators, contribution, tourism

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