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Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Situ Bagendit Garut Tourist Destinations

Journal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.11, No. 4)

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Page : 292-297

Keywords : social aspect; economic aspect; Situ Bagendit; revitalization; CATWOE;

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Situ Bagendit is one of several tourist attractions in Garut Regency. In November 2019, the Governor of West Java plans to revitalize the tourist area of Situ Bagendit. However, an unexpected thing happened in mid-March 2020, where the Covid-19 pandemic began to enter the country of Indonesia, this had an impact on the activities of the community around the Situ Bagendit tourist area. This study aims to determine the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on social and economic changes in the community around the Situ Bagendit tourist area. Qualitative methods with data collection techniques of observation, interviews, and documentation studies conducted in this study. Observations and interviews were conducted to get an in-depth picture of the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the Situ Bagendit tourist attraction. The data is then reduced and coding is performed. In addition, method triangulation is done by generating word cloud and treemap from NVivo software. After reducing the data, it was analyzed using the CATWOE concept in Soft System Methodology (SSM). The results of the research conducted explained that the Covid-19 pandemic had an effect on the social and economic aspects of the tourism community at the Situ Bagendit Tourism Object. The Covid-19 pandemic has an impact on social aspects, namely changes in livelihoods, unemployment rates, availability of public facilities, health protocols, while from the economic aspect there are changes in people's income, selling price levels for needs, regional foreign exchange earnings, and regional economic structures.

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