POTENTIAL AND IMPACT OF TOURISM DEVELOPMENT POLICIES ON SOCIO-CULTURAL AND ECONOMIC LIFE IN THE WANGI WANGI COMMUNITY OF WAKATOBI REGENCY
The accelerating of the development of tourist areas, has been carried out by the establishment of 10 tourist area destinations or known as the Top 10 National Tourism Priority. One of the priority tourist destinations is Wakatobi Tourism. This study aims to analyze potential and impact of tourism development policies on the socio-cultural and economic life of the people of Wakatobi Regency. The research uses a qualitative approach with data collection techniques through desk studies and interviews and observations. Data processing refers to the data processing and preparation model in a qualitative research approach and then analyzed with reference to domain and taxonomy analysis. The results showed that the tourism development policy in Wakatobi Regency that the potential for tourism development policies in Wakatobi Regency are underwater tourism, coastal-land tourism, and cultural tourism and the potential had a positive impact on improving community skills, transforming livelihoods, changing the level of life values, opening up business opportunities, employment, increasing income. Meanwhile, the negative impacts are the destruction of monuments and culture as well as historical places, the commercialization of culture and the erosion of cultural values and societal norms. For this reason, cooperation between the government, the community and the business world is needed, in managing the tourism of Wangi Wangi Island in particular and Wakatobi Regency in general.