Sustainable Development Communication for Supporting Tourism at the Area Surrounding UNESCO Global Geopark (UGG) of Palabuhanratu

Ayub Ilfandy Imran, Dewi K. Soedarsono


Ciletuh of Palabuhanratu has received its recognition from Unesco on April 17, 2018, to become the Unesco Global Geopark (UGG) Ciletuh Palabuhanratu. Since then, the regional government and tourism agencies have made arrangements in various sectors, especially, facilities, infrastructure and access to the Ciletuh Palabuhanratu UGG area. UGG Ciletuh Palabuhanratu, is a very wide area with diverse socio-cultural diversity at the surrounding community, namely those who still adhere to the customs and social life of a more modern culture; so that the environment of the Ciletuh palabuharatu UGG experienced problems and constraints related to the myths and modern life of its people. The impact of becoming the Ciletuh Palabuhanratu Geopark, which is a member of Unesco Global Network, the area must preserve the geological heritage for present and future generations. The structuring of development program in the tourist area supporting the Ciletuh Palabuhanratu UGG is an activity that requires the support of the local community, and it is depends on sustainable development program that benefits the community from generation to generation. Based on this phenomenon, descriptive analysis methods are used to study and analyze problems, constraints and challenges faced in creating the sustainable development approach. The development communication approach and Socio-Cultural Communication are used to assess changes in the local socio-cultural community and then analyze to indicate the results which can be implemented in sustainable development, including regional facilities and infrastructure to support Ciletuh Palabuhanratu UGG tourism.

Keyworsds: Geopark; Sustainable Development Communication; Social Cultural Communication.    

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