Tourism Attractions and Visitors Perceptions on “Negeri di Atas Awan”, A New Tourist Destination in Citorek Kidul Lebak Banten

  • Fifi Nofiyanti Sekolah Tinggi Pariwisata Trisakti
  • Ira Mayasari Sekolah Tinggi Pariwisata Trisakti
  • Boby Dimas Parwoto Sekolah Tinggi Pariwisata Trisakti

Abstract

This study aims to determine the tourist attraction and perceptions of visitors on the new tourists’ destination called Negeri di atas Awan (the country above the clouds) located in Citorek Kidul Village, Lebak Banten, Indonesia.  This tourist destination was viral in September 2019 was briefly used by several citizens, because Lebak Banten has never been heard of having a tourist destination. The area is 900 meters above sea level. This research method is qualitative with a case study approach. By using this type of case study research, this study intends to provide a description of the Tourism Attraction and Perceptions in Citorek Kidul Lebak Village, Banten, which is being viral on social media. The study was conducted in the Citorek Kidul Lebak Village, Banten, which is known for its country tourism on clouds. The results of this study are the tourist attraction of "Negeri di Atas Awan" which is a view of the clouds formed by the cold weather in Citorek Village. This view can only be enjoyed at 05.00 - 08.00 WIB. Public facilities at the tourist site "Negeri di Atas Awan" are complete, the manager is Pokdarwis and residents who have a business together to build this location with public facilities, such as: toilets, parking, small mosque, ticket purchase counters, homestays, and restaurants. The results of the visitor's perception of the study expressed satisfaction, because news that was released through social media turned out to be true.

Published
2020-04-29
How to Cite
NOFIYANTI, Fifi; MAYASARI, Ira; PARWOTO, Boby Dimas. Tourism Attractions and Visitors Perceptions on “Negeri di Atas Awan”, A New Tourist Destination in Citorek Kidul Lebak Banten. TRJ (Tourism Research Journal), [S.l.], v. 4, n. 1, p. 93 - 103, apr. 2020. ISSN 2598-9839. Available at: <http://trj.stptrisakti.ac.id/index.php/trj/article/view/80>. Date accessed: 30 may 2020. doi: https://doi.org/10.30647/trj.v4i1.80.