KAJIAN WISATA BAHARI DI KAWASAN TUREDAWOLA WALO KABUPATEN NIAS UTARA

https://doi.org/10.22146/kawistara.10055

Meniato Telaumbanua dan M. Baiquni(1*)

(1) Dinas Kebudayaan, Pariwisata, Pemuda, dan Olahraga Kabupaten Nias Utara Provinsi Sumatera Utara
(*) Corresponding Author

Abstract


The objectives of the research consisted of: (1) to identify the predominance of marine tourism activities
and attractions in Turedawola Walo; (2) to analyze the degree of significance of activities and attractions,
amenities, accessibility, local community conditions, safety, cleanliness and tourism information variables
simultaneously and partially toward Turedawola Walo marine tourism quality; and (3) to examine the
differences between direct and indirect participation of local community in the case of Turedawola
Walo marine tourism development in North Nias Regency. This research was conducted in the village
of Afulu, Afulu District, North Nias Regency by using a descriptive quantitative research method
with the questionnaire addressed to 63 tourist/excursionist respondents and 80 local communities
respondents used as samples. The results obtained were then processed and analyzed by using multiple
linear regressions analysis to evaluate the significance and prove written hypotheses simultaneously
and partially of seven factors affecting Turedawola Walo marine tourism quality and Mann-Whitney
test to evaluate the differences between direct and indirect participation of local community in the case
of Turedawola Walo marine tourism development. Results of the research indicated that: (1) the most
predominant activities and tourist attractions in Turedawola Walo is surfing; (2) amenities, cleanliness
and tourist information variables did not give significant contribution to the quality of Turedawola Walo
marine tourism, while activities and attractions, accessibility, local community conditions, and tourism
safety variables gave significant contribution to the quality of Turedawola Walo marine tourism; and (3)
indirect participation greater than direct participation of local communities indicated that the majority
of local community in Afulu village participated indirectly in the case of Turedawola Walo marine
tourism development in North Nias Regency.

Keywords


Marine tourism; Tourism quality and products; Local community; Participation; Turedawola Walo -Afulu

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.22146/kawistara.10055

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