Religious Tourism Destinations Samana Santa: Solutions For Economic Improvement For Tourism In East Flores
Keywords:Tourism, Income, Business Opportunities, Traders
This study aims to determine the impact of the existence of the Semana Santa Religious Tourism object is usually carried out routinely every year in East Flores Regency. Religious Tourism influences economic actors, income, and Business Opportunities for Traders around the City of Larantuka in implementing the Parade Process. The study results show that the existence of this religious tourism object can increase traders' income compared to previous income and open up great business opportunities for traders who want to sell in the area during the display of the Tuan Ma Statue during the Easter celebration. The emergence of various supporting businesses provides space for all people to feel the maximum economic value for increasing income. Overall, the celebration has a real impact on business actors and small traders because all products and souvenirs can be sold well, increasing income and business opportunities for traders; it is hoped that the welfare of business actors and the community will be better than before.