International Review for Spatial Planning and Sustainable Development
Online ISSN : 2187-3666
ISSN-L : 2187-3666
Sustainable Healthy City
Rural Tourism Destination Spatial Interventions Face the Risk of COVID-19 Infection
Case Study: Kampong Boenga Grangsil Tourism Destination, Dampit District, Malang Regency
Respati Wikantiyoso Triska Prakasa WikanandaEtikawati TriyosoputriDiyah Sukanti CahyaningsihAditya Galih Sulaksono
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2022 Volume 10 Issue 3 Pages 50-64


The Kampoeng Boenga Grangsil (KBG) Tourism Destination development faces significant design challenges in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. The challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic require adjustments to the design of KBG tourist facilities through physical intervention. Prevention of the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus through health protocols is one of the criteria for facility design interventions in KBG tourist destinations. The uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic ending has forced us to adapt to new conditions, new requirements (social and physical distancing), and new arrangements (physical, social, and health), which are considered in developing spatial intervention design criteria. Community participation is the potential of local wisdom in developing rural tourism destinations. Some basic questions include: (1) What is the role of the Grangsil community in the preparation of health protocols as criteria for the design of physical interventions in KBG Destinations? (2) What are the spatial implications of the need for social and physical distance in rural tourism activities? (3) What are the physical design intervention criteria for tourist destinations to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission for visitors? The descriptive exploration method was used to obtain design criteria for the physical intervention of tourist destinations. A participatory approach is essential in exploring these non-physical aspects of planning and design criterion preparations. The study results are the criteria for spatial intervention for KBG destinations facing the risk of COVID-19 infection. This study enriches the spatial design requirements of rural tourist destinations based on the risk mitigation of COVID-19 transmission.

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