Rural Tourism As A Solution For Urbanization Issue In Theera Of Globalization: A Case Study At The Osing Tribe Ofkemiren Village Banyuwangi

Sabilil Wafa Wardana, Fariz Ilham Rosyidi, Dyta Septiyatik


The charm of urban lifestyle causes urbanization flow in Indonesia. Moreover, the low employment rate in rural areas has driven the people to move to city. Indonesia occupies the first place for urbanization level in Asia, according to Statistics of Indonesia. The number of people living in cities is estimated to reach 60% by 2025. To overcome this issue, the government implemented one billion annual budget funds for every village. However, it has not yet succeeded as it merely focused on infrastructure and could not independently improve the human resources. This study was aimed to reveal how rural tourism model reduces urbanization level. Qualitative methodology was applied by utilizing literature review approach. The idea is expected to develop economic that goes fairly with local wisdom such as Osing Tribe which satisfies the tourists through ancestral tradition. Finally, this study suggests the government to make rural tourism as future economic driver.

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