Particular Characters in Heritage Tourism to Attract Visitors: A comparative study in Sumatra, Indonesia

Authors

  • Nurlisa Ginting Department of Architecture, Faculty of Engineering, Universitas Sumatera Utara, Medan, Indonesia; Lake Toba & Sustainable Tourism Working Group, Universitas Sumatera Utara, Medan, Indonesia; Monitoring Centre of Sustainable Tourism Observatory (MCSTO), Universitas Sumatera Utara, Medan, Indonesia
  • Nurinayat Vinky Rahman Department of Architecture, Faculty of Engineering, Universitas Sumatera Utara, Medan, Indonesia; Lake Toba & Sustainable Tourism Working Group, Universitas Sumatera Utara, Medan, Indonesia; Monitoring Centre of Sustainable Tourism Observatory (MCSTO), Universitas Sumatera Utara, Medan, Indonesia
  • Achmad Delianur Nasution Department of Architecture, Faculty of Engineering, Universitas Sumatera Utara, Medan, Indonesia
  • Julaihi Wahid Department of Architecture, Faculty of Built Environment, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, Sarawak, Malaysia

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v6i18.2995

Keywords:

Heritage tourism;, particular character;, distinctiveness;, comparison

Abstract

Sumatra is one of the provinces in Indonesia that has great heritage tourism potential. The existence of attractive cultural buildings and traditional transportation is the particular character of heritage tourism. Heritage tourism significant benefits the economy and quality of life by showing the particular character of local people and culture. ​This study was conducted to compare particular characters with similar heritage tourism in Sumatra using a concurrent mixed-method. This study indicates monumental historical buildings and traditional transportation with particular characters significantly attract tourists and influence their intention to visit and revisit.

Keywords: Heritage tourism; particular character; distinctiveness; attract visitors

eISSN: 2398-4287© 2021. The Authors. Published for AMER ABRA cE-Bsby e-International Publishing House, Ltd., UK. This is an open access article under the CC BYNC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/). Peer–review under responsibility of AMER (Association of Malaysian Environment-Behaviour Researchers), ABRA (Association of Behavioural Researchers on Asians/Africans/Arabians) and cE-Bs (Centre for Environment-Behaviour Studies), Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, UniversitiTeknologi MARA, Malaysia.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v6i18.2995

Published

2021-12-31

How to Cite

Ginting, N., Rahman, N. V. ., Nasution, A. D. ., & Wahid, J. . (2021). Particular Characters in Heritage Tourism to Attract Visitors: A comparative study in Sumatra, Indonesia . Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal, 6(18), 205-210. https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v6i18.2995

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