The Role of Tourism in Development: A Dilemma Between Economic Growth and Mangrove Forest Degradation (A Case Study of Regencies/Cities in North Maluku Province)

E Radianto, Interdiciplinary Faculty, Satya Wacana Christian University, T S Prabawa, W M A Therik, G Sasongko, M L Ndoen
2019 Jurnal Manajemen Hutan Tropika  
Province, which are still classified as underdeveloped regions in Eastern Indonesia. This study aims to analyze the influence of tourist arrival rate, price, human development index, and tourism promotion policy on economic growth by using regression of panel data of fixed-effect model (FEM) based on the feasible generalized least square (FGLS) VI method in eight regencies/cities in North Maluku Province during the period of 2012 2017. This finding shows that tourism development was closely
more » ... ent was closely related to economic growth, both in the short and long term. However, the development of tourism facilities and other supporting tourism facilities on the coast by coastal landfill had sacrificed the growth of coastal mangrove forests. Therefore, the local government is encouraged to issue regional regulations on the implementation of sustainable tourism businesses and educate the local community and visitors to play a role in protecting the environment of tourist destinations sustainable. -
doi:10.7226/jtfm.25.3.185 fatcat:7zgjl74pgvhzrcla43u75u7vge