Leadership Ability To Maintain Stakeholder Collaboration in Managing Tourism Village

  • Mita Widyastuti Universitas Islam ‘45’, Bekasi
  • Tesa Yuli Denisa2
  • Angela Cynditia Viona
  • Fanny Jayanthi
  • Nurlinda Maulida
Keywords: Tourism Village, Collaborative Stakeholder and Collaborative Leadership


The phenomenon of the emergence of tourist villages cannot be separated from a paradigm shift from mass tourism, which has many negative impacts on society and the environment, to special interest tourism, which is more environmentally friendly and provides opportunities for the community as actors. However, the emergence of tourism villages was not always carried out sustainably. Many tourist villages that emerged developed then experienced setbacks and stopped activities. The decline is caused by various reasons, both external and internal factors. Changes in market behavior that are fast and dynamic make the services offered unattractively. Internally, leadership ability is an important variable in stakeholder collaboration in managing a tourist village. Management of a tourism village that involves multiple parties (multiple stakeholders) requires the ability to interact with many parties who have different desires or interests. By examining three tourist villages in Gunungkidul, the researcher tried to identify what kind of leadership model is suitable in collaboration in managing tourism villages. This research is qualitative so that the depth of data can be obtained. Data collection is done by interviewing the researcher as the research instrument. The village elite's leadership, which is dominated by seniors, turns out to be less effective in managing collaboration. They tend to prioritize their ego and social status in collaborative relationships. This is not compatible with the principle of partnership, which emphasizes equality and all stakeholders' involvement. Youth leadership turned out to be more effective in managing collaboration. They were more able to carry themselves, persuasive skills, and built strong relationships and networking skills.