Gazing Coastal Ecotourism in Morotai Islands, Indonesia

Hengky S. H.

Abstract


The natural beauty of Morotai Island is not only reflected under the sea, but also on the land. Wide white sand over ready to pamper the eyes of anyone who set foot on it. Moreover, Morotai has its own uniqueness, besides having beautiful nature and unique culture, its location is also strategic because it is in shipping line of Asia and Australia as well as an effort to accelerate the development of Morotai tourism, North Maluku. It’s becoming a world-class tourism destination and international competitiveness. The Ministry of Tourism together with the Government of Morotai Regency launched it on the Wonderful Morotai Island 2016. This study aims are to respond Ministry of Tourism target and find out the performance of coastal eco-tourism in Morotai. This study found the performance gaps of coastal-ecotourism in Morotai islands, Indonesia. The realistic and a main point indicated that the local government and the tour operator get to improve visual-aesthetics atmosphere around coastal areas. It would enhance a view of coastal-environment to a tourist’s visualization on enjoying natural themes along the coastline.


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5296/emsd.v6i2.11393

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