TANGGAPAN PENGUNJUNG TERHADAP WATERPARK GUMUL PARADISE ISLAND KEDIRI

“Mochammad Tri Herwanto, Bagus Setiabudi W, I Komang Astina

Kediri regency has a favorite tourism objects , there is Waterpark Gumul Paradise Island . It is a tourism objects which has a large pool as the main facility . Another facility also is provided by the tourism object such as (1) convention hall , (2) toilet , (3) shop , (4) children playground , (5) mosque and (6) parking area . The visitors were not really interesting to come . The reasons why visitors were not really interested to come are the swimming pool was dirty and turbid . The restroom and the mosque which were dirty and lack of maintenance made the visitors disappointed . The visitors responsed toward Waterpark Gumul Paradise Island such as facility , accessibility and attractiveness . The populations were all of the visitors . The sampling accidental random sampling with 100 respondents . The instruments used were questionnaire , interview and documentation . The research showed that the visitor responsed toward such as pool , 44 percent of the respondents stated good , convention hall 62 percent mosque 46 percent , children playground 59 percent , parking lot 42 percent , shop 58 percent and rest room 49 percent . The responsed of the visitors toward the accessibility of the tourism object are the road 55 percent , public transportation 51 percent and the responses of the visitors related to attractiveness of the tourism object 60 percent said good , maintenance 59 percent , hygiene 47 percent and the view 49 percent . Based on the research , it is suggested that Waterpark Gumul Paradise Island should pay attention to the facility improvement . The facility improvement should be focussed on some facilites such as (1) swimming pool , (2) toilet , (3) mosque and (4) children playground .

Keywords: tourism object , facility , visitors response”

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