The Diversity of Ecotourism Potentials in Kelimutu National Park of Ende Regency

  • Josef A. Gadi Djou Flores University, Indonesia
  • M. Baiquni Gadjah Mada University, Indonesia
  • Tri Widodo Gadjah Mada University, Indonesia
  • C. Fandeli Gadjah Mada University, Indonesia

Abstract

Natural tourist destination management plays a crucial role in materializing three important aspects, namely conservation, participation, and education. As a tourist destination, Kelimutu National Park, possessing a big ecosystem potential, tourist and cultural potentials, is expected to provide economy, culture, and conservation impacts on the society surrounding Kelimutu National Park. The problem of this study is how the variety of ecotourism potential in Kelimutu National Park is able to prosper the surrounding society. To answer this question, the definition of ecotourism, national park, national park ecotourism, and ecotourism potential need to be understood. Several methods used in answering the problems of the study are finding out the location of Kelimutu National Park, collecting qualitative data by conducting library research and participatory observation. The results were conceptually described, supported by tables and pictures.

Published
2016-10-11
How to Cite
GADI DJOU, Josef A. et al. The Diversity of Ecotourism Potentials in Kelimutu National Park of Ende Regency. E-Journal of Tourism, [S.l.], oct. 2016. ISSN 2407-392X. Available at: <https://ojs.unud.ac.id/index.php/eot/article/view/24000>. Date accessed: 11 nov. 2019. doi: https://doi.org/10.24922/eot.v3i2.24000.

Keywords

natural tourist destination; tourism potential; ecotourism