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Summer 8-2019


Fulbright, Indonesia, Tourism, Rural Tourism


Since 2010, Indonesia has been trying to develop tourism as one of its vital economic generators, resulting in the opening of employment opportunities, increased foreign exchange, and economic growth. The Indonesian Ministry of Tourism reported that, in 2018, tourism ranked second as a source for Indonesian foreign exchange after exports of palm oil (Ministry of Tourism of Republic of Indonesia, 2019). With regards to the abundant natural resources in rural areas in Indonesia and varied cultures expressed tangibly and intangibly, Indonesia has opportunities to develop more of its rural areas as tourist destinations. The objectives of developing these villages, however, should be in line with efforts to maintain local cultures and preserve the natural environment. The Community- Based Rural Tourism (CBRT) model is arguably one of the best options for developing tourism in Indonesian villages since it not only provides local people with additional income but also protects the environment and helps residents maintain a balanced and harmonious lifestyle.


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Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs (ECA) of the U.S. Department of State

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This work has been created with support from the Institute of International Education (IIE)/Fulbright - English for Graduate Students Program.

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