Green Hotel in Denpasar is the seeds of the Green Hotel philosophy as proclaimed by the government, in particular the ones to be implemented in the city of Denpasar having been sown long ago in Bali. Indonesia’s tourism relies on the uniqueness, distinctiveness and localities, so that it features diversity as an essential and inherent
Green Hotel in Denpasar is the seeds of the Green Hotel philosophy as proclaimed by the government, in particular the ones to be implemented in the city of Denpasar having been sown long ago in Bali. Indonesia’s tourism relies on the uniqueness, distinctiveness and localities, so that it features diversity as an essential and inherent tourism development to preserve and strengthen the national identity and natural environment (Ardika, 2001).
Tourism development is directed to make traditional art and culture of Indonesia as a vehicle for the development of national tourism and promote it overseas consistently so that it can become a comprehensive and integrated means. Tourism is developed through an interdisciplinary and participatory approach combining the economic, technical, ergonomic, social, cultural, energy saving, conserves nature and eco-friendly aspect.
Green Hotel philosophy in Denpasar provides a deep understanding on cultural practices at hotels in Denpasar. It is an activity that can be consumed and allows travelers to enrich their experience about different ways of life, reflecting customs, religious traditions and intellectual ideas contained in the unfamiliar cultural heritage.
Boniface (1995: 15) and Ardika (2007: 83) underline that cultural tourism as a type of tourism related to human life and the way of life as well as their work, especially the results of the ancient times or cultural heritage.
In this global era, there is a trend of the international community desiring to understand other cultures through activities or products of cultural tourism. On that account, the philosophy of ‘Green Hotel’ in Denpasar is in line and reflects the great effort to meet the tourist motivation in accordance with the policy of cultural tourism development, such as (A) Encouraging utilization of local and national products; (B) Maintaining cultural values, norms, customs, and religion; (C) Adopting environment-based orientation, both natural and social environment as well as the tangible and intangible.
Philosophy of Green Hotel in Denpasar contains profound and wide messages and meaning corresponding to the culture-based vision of Denpasar. This profound meaning reflects the sincere unification of government, tourism entrepreneurs, villagers with fairness and honesty in accordance with the concept of desa (place), kala (time) and patra (condition) with the brotherhood lifestyle, mutual assistance, and tolerance to all people regardless of religion, ethnicity or socio-culture. Every guest staying at eco-friendly hotels in Denpasar will feel safe and comfortable and then want to keep coming to visit Denpasar.
In broader sense, the government, tourism entrepreneurs, villagers or the community through the Green Hotel program in Denpasar remains to refer to the heritage, culture and local wisdom based on trihita karana amid the swift currents of globalization that (a) upholds the religion and cultural values as the embodiment of the concept of life in the balance of relationship between human and God, human and fellow humans as well as human and the environment; (B) respects for human rights, cultural diversity and wisdom; (C) provides benefits for the well-being, justice, equality and proportionality for people.