Journal of Tourism Sustainability <p>Journal of Tourism Sustainability (JTOS) <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">E-ISSN 2798-8333</a> is a double blind review journal published by Politeknik Negeri Bandung. It focuses on fostering and stimulating discourses in the tourism research among academics and professionals. JTOS welcomes articles in all areas of tourism research particularly , both applied and theoretical. JTOS publishes articles three times a year; April, August and December and only accepts and reviews the manuscripts that have not been published previously in any languages and are not being reviewed for possible publication in other journals. This journal is an open-access journal that can be one of the essential readings for academic researchers and business professionals. Authors are welcome to submit both state-of-the-art empirical and conceptual research papers providing the basis for inspiring, critical and constructive sessions.&nbsp; The range of sub-topics related to innovation and progress in sustainable tourism includes, but is not limited to: 1) Sustainable Tourism, 2) Destination Planning and Development, 3) Sustainable Event and Management, 4) Green Tourism Business 5) The Future of Tourism, and 6) Sosio-cultural Sustainability in Tourism.</p> en-US (Any Ariani Noor) Thu, 28 Apr 2022 00:00:00 +0000 OJS 60 Feasibility Assessment of Cikole Hamlet Through IRTD Assessment Method as Tourism Village In Neglasari Village, Cisompet District, Garut Regency <p>Integrated Tourism Village Development (IRTD) proposes an intervention strategy for developing Tourism Villages in Cikole Hamlet, Neglasari Village, Garut Regency to generate opportunities for people in rural areas. This approach also aims to earn a sustainable income to complement their current earnings, contribute to equitable territorial development, and shape the environment. Neglasari Village is located in South Garut, designated as a tourism development area—encouraging the tourism industry's rural development. This village has several hamlets, one of which is the Cikole Hamlet, with the main attraction being tea, coffee, ginger, onion, and other plantations. However, the Cikole Hamlet community does not carry out the existing traditions. However, the potential of local culture can still be used as a supporting attraction and a preservation effort. For the sake of the sustainability of the existence of Neglasari Village as a tourist village, it is necessary to identify, assess and prioritize village tourism assets by using a Tourism Village Feasibility Assessment with the IRTD (Integrated Rural Tourism Development) Assessment Method to create sustainable development opportunities, in Cikole Hamlet, Neglasari Village, Garut Regency.</p> Eka Paramita, Yanthi Adriani, Mega Aldora, Lilis Jayanti Copyright (c) 2022 Eka Paramita, Yanthi Adriani, Mega Aldora, Lilis Jayanti Sun, 08 May 2022 00:00:00 +0000 Long-term Impacts of Tourism Student Exchange Program <p>The student exchange program certainly provides added value and benefits that contribute to sustainable tourism development as part of educational tourism. Purpose of this study to identify the long-term impact of tourism student exchange programs in ASEAN. Student exchanges allow students to gain in-depth insight into global perspectives and cross-cultural understanding, especially related to tourism studies. This study uses a qualitative method by interviewing seven informants enrolled in the program from 2018 to 2019 to Thailand and Malaysia. Descriptive analysis of the first code cycle is used to analyse and answer the research objectives. As a result, students sense long-term changes from the program, such as improving communication in foreign languages, self-confidence, sense of independence, responsibility in decision-making or participant actions, priorities for the future, and intercultural understanding.</p> Yumnaa Adina Ulfah Priyanto, Tomy Andrianto Copyright (c) 2022 Yumnaa Adina Ulfah Priyanto, Tomy Andrianto Thu, 28 Apr 2022 00:00:00 +0000 Predicting Tourists’ Behaviour Towards Smart Tourism: The Case in Emerging Smart Destinations <p>This paper aims to investigate the tourist behaviour towards smart tourism in the case of emerging smart destinations. The extended model of theory of planned behaviour (TPB) is proposed as a tool to predict the relationship between applying smart tourism technology and tourist behaviour in selecting and visiting the destination. Using the city of Bandung, Indonesia as a case study, data was collected using a structured questionnaire from 524 domestic tourists in several emerging smart destinations. The confirmatory factor analysis was utilised to test the construct validity and reliability of the model, while Partial Least Squares (PLS) modelling was employed to assess the hypotheses developed. The results show that the extended TPB model can reasonably predict the tourist behaviour towards smart tourism, suggesting its applicability to emerging smart destinations. Smart tourism technology directly affects tourists’ attitude, subjective norms, and tourists perceived behavioural control, resulting in their travel intention. Also, their planned behaviour mediates the relationship between smart tourism technology and tourist decision in selecting and visiting destinations. Identifying predictors of tourist behaviour towards smart tourism provides a more accurate forecast of tourist demand, thereby enabling policymakers to tailor and implement a more comprehensive smart tourism planning and development</p> Syifaa Novianti, Eko Susanto, Wahyu Rafdinal Copyright (c) 2022 Syifaa Novianti, Eko Susanto, Wahyu Rafdinal Sun, 08 May 2022 00:00:00 +0000 Niche Tourism for Autistic Children during a Pandemic <p class="p1"><em>The COVID-19 pandemic has become a global disaster. All industrial sectors throughout the country were paralyzed by the virus that originated in the city of Wuhan, China. One of them is the travel and tourism industry. The policy of restricting mobility and crowds of people to reduce the spread of COVID-19 has a direct impact on the tourism sector. The travel and tourism business declined sharply in the MSME business and disrupted the employment opportunities in it. This also happened to Shakira Travel and Tourism which is engaged in the travel and tourism business. This business that was founded in 2016 must be able to rack its brain so that its business can continue to run during the pandemic. One of the strategies used by Shakira travel and tourism is through niche tourism targeting tourists with autism. This paper contains how the impact of this pandemic on the Indonesian tourism sector and the policies and strategies used by Shakira Travel and Tourism to survive. The purpose of this article is to provide an overview of the implementation of the Niche Tourism strategy for children with autism disorders carried out by Shakira Travel and Tourism in maintaining the continuity of the company. By using qualitative research methods which describe the actual situation that occurred during the research and combined with theoretical references from both journals and articles related to business strategies during the pandemic.</em></p> Mochammad Taufik Ramadhan Zain, Fahry Ahmad Copyright (c) 2022 Mochammad Taufik Ramadhan Zain, Fahri Ahmad Sun, 08 May 2022 00:00:00 +0000 Information adoption on social Media: How does it affect travel intention? Lessons from West Java <p>The ability of social media in today's digital age has been significantly developed because it has become a very important communication tool to connect with others or to know good information about products or services. One of the products that consumers adopt on social media is travel products. But information about tourist destinations on social media is not enough to be adopted by consumers to visit intention. Thus, this study aims to identify the influence of user-generated content (UGC) on social media using the information adoption model through argument quality, source credibility, perceived usefulness, and information adoption in increasing travel intention to the tourist destination in West Java. This research has conducted by accepting travel information related to social media using a sample of 404 respondents. The survey was conducted using online questionnaires and processed using the SmartPLS application for testing models and hypotheses. The results of this study showed that the entire relationship of variables showed positive results to travel intention. Information from social media through the quality of information and credibility of information plays a significant role in influencing travel intention.</p> Wahyu Rafdinal, Lina Setiawati, Annisa Rachman Copyright (c) 2022 Wahyu Rafdinal, Lina Setyawati, Annisa Rachman Sun, 08 May 2022 00:00:00 +0000 Does a Memorable Experience Exist During the Covid-19 Pandemic? a Natural Attraction Study <p>During Pandemic Covid-19 natural attractions have become one of the favorite place to visit even though there are various restrictions on movement and activities. Most of the visitors try to explore unforgettable visiting experience during their visit. The aim of this research is to understand whether the visitors able to access a memorable experience during the Covid-19 pandemic at natural tourist attractions. This research aplied quantitative methods by using descriptive analysis from online survey of 100 respondents who visited Situ Pattengang as one of natural attraction from May to July 2021. As a result, visitors still able to access several memorable experiences but lacking several others. The highest dimension turns out to be refreshment out of daily activities, then hedonism experience and uniqueness in novelty. Then followed by interaction with local communities. While the third lowest dimension is involvement with activities, meaningfulness, and knowledges.</p> Tomy Andrianto, Chandra Budhi Septyandi, Agustin Hukma Shabiyya Copyright (c) 2022 Tomy Andrianto, Chandra Budhi Septyandi, Agustin Hukma Shabiyya Fri, 29 Apr 2022 00:00:00 +0000