Evaluation of the implementation of ecotourism principles in the operation of diving tourism in Bali, Indonesia





Ecotourism, Local Wisdom, Diving Tourism, Responsible Tourism


Using a set of attributes of ecotourism principles, this study aims to evaluate the compatibility between community expectations and the performance of implementing ecotourism principles and to find out the actual performance of implementing ecotourism principles in diving tourism practices in Bali from the perspective of the local community. Data were collected through a questionnaire survey of 234 respondents from indigenous community leaders regarding their expectations of 18 attributes of ecotourism principles and their perceptions of the performance of these attributes. A total of 17 of the 18 attributes of the ecotourism principles have negative performance, meaning that the performance level of these attributes was lower than expected, and one attribute is neutral. Importance-Performance analysis shows that the attributes of ecotourism principles that have performed well and need to be maintained include Minimizing environmental impact, Responsibility for the natural environment, culture, and local wisdom, Use of local products, Use of local workers, and Hospitality in services. On the other hand, the attributes of ecotourism principles that have become weaknesses and need to be focused on for improvement include Partnership with the local community, Increase local capacity Eco-friendly tourism facilities, and Minimizing social impact.


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How to Cite

Sudiarta, I. K., Suwitra, I. M., & I Ngurah Suryawan. (2022). Evaluation of the implementation of ecotourism principles in the operation of diving tourism in Bali, Indonesia. International Journal of Research in Business and Social Science (2147- 4478), 11(4), 432–438. https://doi.org/10.20525/ijrbs.v11i4.1803



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