Community-Based Marine Tourism Development in East Java Province, Indonesia


  • Achmad Yanu Alif Fianto Universitas Dinamika


Marine Tourism, Society Economic Development, Policy Making, East Java


Tourism policy attempts to provide certainty to tourists and the community related to tourism development, so as to maximize the benefits of tourism to stakeholders and minimize the negative effects, costs, and other related impacts.
This research was conducted with the aim of examining marine tourism community development for sustainable growth in East Java Province, Indonesia. It is qualitative research utilizing semi-structured interviews, nonparticipant observation and document analysis. In particular, this study adopts data analysis techniques in the form of an interactive model in which each stage of the research was adjusted as a result of the outcome from the previous stage. This research shows that the sustainable tourism development in East Java Province is a policy in development that has economic, socio-cultural, and environmental dimensions with a foundation of justice not only for the current generation but also for future generations. For this reason, tourism is seen as an interrelated system. Policy synergy is needed with a multi-sector and multidisciplinary approach. Government, private and community synergy are needed and make East Java Province tourism identity in global competition. This research produces an alternative community-based tourism (CBT) that is useful in developing marine tourism in the coastal communities of East Java Province.