Journal of Legal, Ethical and Regulatory Issues (Print ISSN: 1544-0036; Online ISSN: 1544-0044)


Geopark Lumpur Investment Development Sidoarjo East Java Indonesia

Author(s): Ahmad Riyadh Umar Balahmar, Eni Rustianingsih, Ilmi Usrotin Choiriyah,Hendra Sukmana, Totok Wahyu Abadi

 Tourism is one of the most promising sectors for regional development on a global scale. Along with its development, the concept of community-based ecotourism has emerged, namely tourism that offers all available natural resources. This study was conducted in the mudflow in Sidoarjo to become an opportunity for the government to develop an existing tourism area. This study is a study of FGDs and academic texts of the Sidoarjo Regency Government in preparing the Sidoarjo Geological Protected Area Post-Porong Mudflow Master Plan Document. The results of the study showed that the development of mudflow tourism can become a major tourist destination supported by geo park galleries, rest areas, sports, education, culinary and souvenirs, urban forests, water storage pools, and urban farming. To realize this tourist destination model, Sidoarjo Regency must provide physical and non-physical infrastructure, socialization to the community about the safety level of Sidoarjo mud, socialization to the community or association regarding the benefits of the Sidoarjo mud area, and digging the community's spirituality to build together as a reference to accelerate the development of ecotourism.

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