COMMUNITY IN DISASTER PRONE AREA III OF MOUNT MERAPI YOGYAKARTA, INDONESIA: SURVIVING THROUGH DISASTER TOURISM
MUKTAF, ZEIN MUFARRIH
DAMAYANI, NINIS AGUSTINI
HANANTO, NUGROHO DWI
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Natural disaster may put people at the risk of suffering from considerable material losses. As a natural disaster-prone country, the people of Indonesia are very vulnerable to natural disaster. Therefore, the society’s resilience and capacity improvement in facing natural disasters are very important. This article tries to explore a community in Disaster Prone Area III at Mount Merapi, Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Mount Merapi Eruption 2010 community victims who live in the Disaster Prone Area III are the study case object. This article found that the community in Disaster Prone Area III has been trying to survive in the disaster prone area by establishing a disaster tourism spot, namely Lava Tour. They have been taking advantage of the disaster into a tourism spot as the effort to survive, as well as conducting independent reconstruction and rehabilitation from the Mount Merapi Eruption 2010. Although there are many challenges, such as tourism safety level and the lack of tourism professionals, the Lava Tour still remains developing.