An Assessment of Sustainable Tourism Development in North Sumatra

Kalu Kingsley Anele

Abstract

This paper aimed to critically assess the existence of sustainable tourism development in North Sumatra, using Lake Toba as a case study. This became imperative given the plethora of art-crafts, cultural heritage, and tourist destinations that exist in North Sumatra. The methodology used in achieving this objective included data analysis, dialectical review of existing literature, and SWOT analysis of tourism in Lake Toba. The findings of the study revealed that despite the tsunami of art-crafts and cultural heritage in North Sumatra, many factors including lack of effective enforcement of government laws, policies and regulations, and funding limitations impede sustainable tourism development in the region. Also, private sector participation and investments and local community assistance were inadequate. This paper suggested a tripartite model involving the joint efforts of the government, the private sector, and the local communities in introducing, strengthening, and maintaining sustainable tourism development in Lake Toba. Consequently, the government must introduce and effectively enforce laws, policies, and regulations that would establish a friendly environment that would strengthen sustainable tourism in Lake Toba. Additionally, the active participation of the private sector and the contributions of the local communities are instrumental in introducing, strengthening, and maintaining sustainable tourism in Lake Toba

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Anele K. (2020). An Assessment of Sustainable Tourism Development in North Sumatra.In Proceedings of the International Conference on Culture Heritage, Education, Sustainable Tourism, and Innovation Technologies - Volume 1: CESIT, ISBN 978-989-758-501-2, pages 207-218. DOI: 10.5220/0010306202070218


in Bibtex Style

@conference{cesit20,
author={Kalu Kingsley Anele},
title={An Assessment of Sustainable Tourism Development in North Sumatra},
booktitle={Proceedings of the International Conference on Culture Heritage, Education, Sustainable Tourism, and Innovation Technologies - Volume 1: CESIT,},
year={2020},
pages={207-218},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0010306202070218},
isbn={978-989-758-501-2},
}


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TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the International Conference on Culture Heritage, Education, Sustainable Tourism, and Innovation Technologies - Volume 1: CESIT,
TI - An Assessment of Sustainable Tourism Development in North Sumatra
SN - 978-989-758-501-2
AU - Anele K.
PY - 2020
SP - 207
EP - 218
DO - 10.5220/0010306202070218