Information Literacy in Halal Tourism in Bandung Regency, West Java, Indonesia

  • Susie Perbawasari, Dian Wardiana Sjuchro, Yanti Setianti, Aat Ruchiat Nugraha, Yoharman Syamsu


Bandung Regency becomes a prototype that will serve as a model area for the implementation of halal tourism in West Java, Indonesia because its natural and social resources can meet the criteria of various and creative halal tourist destinations. The abundance of natural sources and population owned by the government of Bandung Regency can be used as social capital for developing dignified halal tourist destination. To realize it, it is necessary to have information literacy for all parties involved in it. The method used in this research is qualitative method using thirteen informants from the government and entrepreneur in toruism. The results of this research show that information literacy in implementing halal tourism in Bandung Regency, West Java is still internal. This was done by the government of West Java and Bandung Regency through a socialization approach to tourism actors and the community using halal tourism study report in Bandung Regency in 2018 and a new halal tourism guidebook of West Java established in 2019. The implementation of halal tourism in West Java in accordance with the standardization of halal tourism destination is still in the form of a prototype with Bandung regency that will serve as a model area for the implementation of halal tourism due to its ready regulation. Therefore, the government of Bandung Regency in West Java Province expects to be supported by every tourism stakeholder in the form of thoughts, investments, and other tangible supports for developing halal tourism destinations that are creative, innovative, dignified, and based on culture.