Community-based tourism villages have now become a worldwide concern because of their tremendous impact on strengthening the empowerment of local communities as well as on enhancing social responsibility in a sustainable manner. This study aims to explore the meaning of self-reliance in tourism village communities since it is a key indicator of the progress of community-based tourism villages. This study adopted a qualitative approach with Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis (IPA) to investigate the meaning of people's experiences from inter-subjective activities in a double-hermeneutic process between researchers and people who experience them. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with eight (8) research subjects from the tourism village community. This study demonstrates the meaning of community self-reliance in terms of (1) community self-assurance; (2) integrity; (3) community commitment; (4) community resilience; (5) sustainability. This study is limited to residents of the Pentingsari tourism village in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. This village rests on simplicity and a natural setting, as well as the community's self-reliance, resulting in an exemplary of a self-sustained tourist village in Indonesia.
community-based tourism; rural tourism; community empowerment; community self-reliance; interpretative phenomenological analysis
The authors would like to thank all the research participants, especially the late Mr. Doto Yogantoro as The Founder Desawisata Institute (DWI) Yogyakarta-Indonesia, and all related stakeholders who have made this research possible.
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Hutagalung, H., Purwana, D., Suhud, U., Mukminin, A., Hamidah, H., & Rahayu, N. (2022). Community Self-Reliance of Rural Tourism in Indonesia: An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis. The Qualitative Report, 27(7), 1151-1168. https://doi.org/10.46743/2160-3715/2022.5215
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