Enhancing Resilience in Geological Heritage Tourism: A Post-COVID Strategy for "Kayangan Api" and its Contribution to Environmental Development in Bojonegoro Regency, Indonesia

Authors

  • muhammad Rezky Syamsul Unesa
  • Suci Megawati Department Public Administration, Faculty of Social Sciences and Law, Universitas Negeri Surabaya, Surabaya, Indonesia 60231
  • Melda Fadiyah Hidayat Department of Public Administration, Faculty of Social Science and Law, Universitas Negeri, Surabaya, 60231, Indonesia

Abstract

The COVID-19 pandemic has not only hit Indonesian tourism but also globally. The government is making several efforts and strategies to support the rise of the tourism industry after the COVID-19 storm and the post-COVID-19 heavenly heritage tourist object in Bojonegoro Regency. This study uses a qualitative approach. Data collection techniques through observation, interviews, documentation, and data analysis include minimization, visualization, validation, and conclusions. The results of this study found that the post-COVID-19 Kayangan Api Geoherritage Tourism Resilience Strategy in Bojonegoro Regency was through: (1). attractions, in the form of Geological Heritage (Geoheritage) of eternal fire sources and Blekutuk wells as well as several traditional ceremonies and activities that can be carried out at Kayangan Api location; (2) amenities, namely small artificial temples, rides for children to play, such as rickshaws, mini toy trains, mini trains with lights, restaurants, adequate toilets, and places of worship. However, several culinary stalls around the tourist area need to be repaired because they are weathered; (3) accessibility, This tourist attraction can only be accessed using private vehicles, and there is no special public transportation that can take tourists, so this is important for the Tourism Office to provide.

Published

2023-11-30
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