Community Socio-Economic Change Post-Establishment of Nglinggo Tourism Village in Kulonprogo Regency
Keywords:Community Based Tourism (CBT), socio-economic change, tourism, social change, tourism village
The tourism growth in Indonesia is currently on a continuous expansion and diversification in an effort to develop the tourism sector as an economic driver, the creator of employment, improving community welfare, and environmental preservation. Development of tourism destinations carried out by the Indonesian government are distributed throughout the nation, including the Special Province of Yogyakarta or locally known as Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta (DIY). One area that is being built for the tourism development in this province is Menoreh Hills, especially tourism villages in West Nglinggo and East Nglinggo Hamlets, Pagerharjo Village, Samigaluh District, Kulonprogo Regency. The purpose of this study is to analyse social changes in the community after the establishment of Nglinggo Tourism Village in Pagerharjo Village, Samigaluh District, Kulonprogo Regency. The method used in the research was a qualitative with descriptive approach to present a specific description of the community’s social conditions after the establishment of Nglinggo Tourism Village. The results showed that social changes are present in the community after the establishment of Nglinggo Tourism Village in the form of increased social status of the individuals in the community, increased diversity of jobs available in the community which had impacted the household income, increased patterns of social interaction, increased community and individual skills, increased social roles, and decreased emigration. Community social change occurs for the reason that the community itself are aware to develop the owned potentials in a participatory manner.
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