Host-tourist Relationships in Small Island Destinations: The Case of Gangga Island, North Sulawesi, Indonesia.

Lagarense, Bet El Silisna (2014) Host-tourist Relationships in Small Island Destinations: The Case of Gangga Island, North Sulawesi, Indonesia. Sustainable Tourism Development based on Tourism Behavior. pp. 295-308.

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Many tourist-host social contact studies have existed in the literature of tourist behavior that exploring the host-contact activities in a tourism destination. Although positive impacts and beneficial interactions emerge and always be expected during the tourists stay in the destination, however not all happened without conflicts and negative perception. This research highlights the tourist-host interaction on Gangga Island and the result shows that most respondents (both tourists and island residents) admit that there is no interaction during the tourist stay due to firstly, most of tourist coming to Gangga Island for honeymoon and secondly, there is an agreement between the Gangga island Resort (GIR) where the tourist stay and the local authorities about the restriction for the local residents to come around and have accessed to the resort. Although most tourist visitting the island have no interaction with the host, however the result also implies that the tourist have been in the village of the island for long time where they can interact with the residents. In such a case the hosts prove that they are already aware about travel and how to greet gusts/tourists visiting their area. This explains that the tourist-host social contact in Gangga Island is positively related to social motivators and the desire to interact with people of the host community such as playing, meeting and taking photographs. This researh is a case study using survey-based questionnaire and field observation techniques. It was conducted on Gangga Island with the assessment used to provide evidences of the tourist-host social contact in Gangga Island, North Minahasa. Observation techniques are applied as yield rich rigour if used in combination with other techniques.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Social contact, host, tourist, island destination, tourism development
Subjects: E Hospitality and Tourism > ED Karya Ilmiah
Divisions: Niaga > Jurusan Pariwisata
Depositing User: Samuel Johannes
Date Deposited: 25 Jun 2016 17:17
Last Modified: 25 Jun 2016 17:17

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