Urban Tourism Planning For Waterfront Development: The Case Of Manado, Indonesia

Lagarense, Bet El Silisna (2012) Urban Tourism Planning For Waterfront Development: The Case Of Manado, Indonesia. The 10th Biennial Conference on Hospitality and Tourism Industry in Asia.

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North Sulawesi is a province with a large area, comprising of land, sea areas and islands in northern part. The combination of land and sea in this province results in a special natural potential such as coastal areas with beautiful panoramas, a wealth in sea ecosystem, a wealth in coastal society cultures, a city with mountainous panorama, lakes and others that becomethe reliance of tourism of North Sulawesi Province. Among the existing tourism potential, marine tourism is seen as the prime tourism in the area. The Bunaken National Park which is well known even abroad for its variety of sea ecosystem and beautiful corals becomes the main attraction for marine tourism in North Sulawesi. Dominating the objectives of foreign tourists to visit North Sulawesi, in Particular Manado City is to enjoy diving in the Bunaken Sea Garden. With the abundant ocean tourism potentials available, the government of North Sulawesi is giving special attention in developing tourism sector as stated in the MSTDP (Medium-short Term Development Plan). The major responsibility to realize the program of the provincial government lies in the hands of the government of Manado City. As the provincial capital, Manado as a waterfront city is the host who is responsible for promoting tourism of the area particularly its marine tourism. However, looking at the present condition of Manado as a waterfront city, it is surrounded by urban problems, such as garbage, city drainage, slump area, traffic jams, social and human resource problems. Besides, the facilities and infrastructures supporting tourism activities are not well managed yet. For its urban tourism, Manado City does not have representative location to become the center of services for marine tourism development. This research highlights the environmental planning for a waterfront city which involves various stakeholders such as government, local community and private sector. From geography point of views, basic human relationship between people and the environment is mostly discussed as it provides insights into environmental problems and helps to manage natural resources more effectively. This helps to use practical skills and processes a wide range of information of the study area as a waterfront tourism city. This research heavily reliance on fact gathering which mixed the technical and interpretative approach. Qualitative approaches such as grounded theory, case study and narrative research are mainly used. Data collected is conducting questionnaire surveys and studies of the impact of major construction works such as shopping centers and malls along the waterfront city of Manado. This in turn explains how nature and society interact.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: waterfront, urban tourism planning
Subjects: E Hospitality and Tourism > ED Karya Ilmiah
Divisions: Niaga > Jurusan Pariwisata
Depositing User: Samuel Johannes
Date Deposited: 25 Jun 2016 12:01
Last Modified: 25 Jun 2016 12:01
URI: http://repository.polimdo.ac.id/id/eprint/52

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