Lawmaking Regarding Regulation of Eco-Tourism in Regard To Indigenous People

Laurentius Ni, Rachmad safa’at


The development of eco-tourism basically contributes to the growth of the economy of indigenous people. Tourism sector is directly perceived beneficial by the people. Rising numbers of local, regional, and national tourists, even tourists from abroad have given a light to improve the state economy. This research employs normative method aimed to study laws, books, and other references related with tourism and the economy of indigenous people. The research result reveals that the growing tourism industries are not always relevant to the improvement of economic condition of indigenous people since most workers and investors in tourism are outsiders who are more experienced in this field and have enough money to invest in tourism sector. It seems that indigenous people are not capable of competing with the outsiders because of their low education level, lack of experience and capital. This situation only allows them watch the tourism development taking place, and it even urges them further to leave their village and leaves them marginalised. Central and local governments need to take action by providing training program to help the people cope with their knowledge especially about tourism development. The governments are also responsible for the betterment of the welfare of the indigenous people through eco-tourism development.

Keywords: development, indigenous people, eco-tourism

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