Tourism Life Cycle Analysis of Saribu Rumah Gadang Region, South Solok Regency, West Sumatra Province




Life Cycle Analysis, Saribu Rumah Gadang Region


This study aims to analyze the development of the tourism life cycle in the Saribu Rumah Gadang Region. All stakeholders have been serious about developing and managing the area since 2013. Seeing the Saribu Rumah Gadang Region's development, which continues to increase significantly, and the government's assistance is quite massive, it is necessary to know the stages of the tourism life cycle in this area. Tourism life cycle analysis was chosen as the approach. Indicators and parameters use cooperative tourism success elements: attraction, access, amenities, and ancillary service, observed with the Buttler Tourism Area Life Cycle (TLAC) theory. This research was conducted with a descriptive-qualitative approach. The results showed that the Saribu Rumah Gadang area's tourism cycle process had just entered the development phase. Exploration phase from 2007-2014, the involvement phase from 2014-2018, and the development phase from 2018-2020. Stakeholders are expected to continue making improvements such as building international standard facilities, attracting foreign investors to invest, calculating carrying capacity, and carrying out international-standard promotions so that tourist visits continue to increase and become known to foreign tourists.

Keywords: Life Cycle Analysis, Saribu Rumah Gadang Region, South Solok