VALUASI EKONOMI OBJEK WISATA PANTAI GLAGAH DI KABUPATEN KULON PROGO: PENDEKATAN METODE BIAYA PERJALANAN (TRAVEL COST METHOD)
ROHMAH, LUTFI ANA
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This research is aimed at identifying and analyzing the influence of independent variables (travel cost, domicile distance, age, and visitors’ income) toward the visit-level of Glagah Beach located in KulonProgo Regency. Therefore, the writer conducted a research on Economic Valuation of Tourism Object of Glagah Beach: Travel Cost Method Approach. The research used descriptive qualitative analysis which was based on visitors of Glagah Beach using Travel Cost Method (TCM). Travel cost approach is an economic valuation toward natural resources. In regard to tourism, travel cost approach (TCM) is beneficial for development of the respective tourism object. It is beneficial for its purpose is to analyze how much economic valuation is given by visitors for natural resources. The result indicated that travel cost and age give positive influence toward visit-level. Through variable of travel cost analyzed from respondents’ answers, it is known that most of the travel cost ranges at <Rp. 25.000 and visitors age is approximately 21-30 years old. Variables of domicile distance and monthly income don’t give any influence toward visit-level.