Analysis of Policy and Management of Old Town Based-Tourism in Padang City

Yulia, Refni and Erawati, Meri and Nopriyasman, nopriyasman (2016) Analysis of Policy and Management of Old Town Based-Tourism in Padang City., 7 (1). pp. 45-57. ISSN 2085-0980

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The government Padang City in West Sumatera, Indonesia issued a Letter of Decree of Padang Mayor No.3/1998, setting historical buildings amounted to 74 old buildings. Nowadays, the historical buildings keep decreasing, along with the lack of government control and the occurrence of natural disasters, such as earthquakes in 2009. It becomes an irony considering that those buildings preserving stories, cultures, art, and romantic lives. In the past, some of the old buildings were functionally exchanged, and partly it was left neglected and crumbled away. It is needed historical seriousness and awareness from many stakeholders, both the government and the parties of the tourism industry, including Padang society, to develop and to preserve the Padang Old Town tourism. This study is aimed to analyze the policies implemented by the government of Padang City in managing and realizing the Old Town as an asset source of tourism areas. The method used in this study is a qualitative research one, including the stage of observation, interviews, and documentation. The results show that the government of Padang City has implemented several policies to manage and make the Old Town as tourist destination area in Padang, since 1998; but, in the reality, there are still many problems faced, especially related to the ownership status of the old building itself. The building ownership is still controlled by private parties. These conditions are even compounded by an earthquake occurring on 30th September 2009, which caused the Padang’s old buildings were damaged more seriously and some were even ϔlat to the ground. KEY WORDS: Policy Analysis; Old Town; Padang City; Tourism; Development Planning.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DS Asia
Divisions: Program Studi > Pendidikan Sejarah
Depositing User: Refni Yulia
Date Deposited: 30 Nov 2018 09:58
Last Modified: 14 Dec 2018 01:45

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