WHITEWATER ADVENTURE AS A POTENTIAL TOURIST ATTRACTION IN NORTH SUMATERA PROVINCE
Tourism and Hotel Academy of Darma Agung
There are hundreds of spectacular wild rivers throughout the Indonesian archipelago which can be flowed as the great destination of whitewater adventure activities. Most of those amazing rivers are located in the tropical rain forest of Sumatera, which allow the tourists to enjoy the picturesque beauty of Indonesia.
North Sumatera province which is situated in the northern tip of Sumatera island also offers the unforgettable experience for the tourists by having the adventure river trip such as; whitewater rafting, canoeing, and kayaking. These kinds of outdoor recreation and sport activities could be considered as invaluable opportunities to develop the tourism in North Sumatera province.
The purpose of this research is to study the whitewater adventure, especially the rafting trip as a potential tourist attraction to support the tourism in North Sumatera province, and to learn the opportunities in developing stronger awareness from the international market about North Sumatera province, as one of the tourism destinations in Indonesia..
Keywords : Whitewater, Tourism, North Sumatera
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