Tourism Destination Development of "Geopark" Lumpur Lapindo

Hendra Sukmana, Kukuh Sinduwiatmo


Lumpur Lapindo is one of the new potential tourism in Sidoarjo which has strategic value to be managed, developed and marketed. The development of new tourism "Geopark" Lumpur LapindoSidoarjo can show the world that the humanitarian natural disaster can generate economic potential of local communities. This study aims to describe the involvement of stakeholders in the implementation of revolving funds program in Sidoarjo. Through a qualitative descriptive approach, this research seeks to provide an objective and comprehensive picture of the true state of development of the tourist destination "Geopark" Lumpur Lapindo. Data obtained through interviews with resource persons from PT. LapindoBrantas, NGOs, and Head of BappedaSidoarjo. The results of this study indicate that the development of "Geopark" Lumpur Lapindo tourism need the involvement of stakeholders from the government, in this case the Government of Sidoarjo, PT MinarakLapindoBrantas as the corporation responsible for the disaster, the owner of the land in the area affected of mud, and the surrounding community who participated in the development of "geopark" tourist destinations.

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