Pengembangan Potensi Wisata Kuliner Berbasis Kearifan Lokal di Desa Tongging Kecamatan Merek Kabupaten Karo Sumatera Utara


  • Osland Herijon Lingga Politeknik Pariwisata Medan



opportunities, culinary tourism, local wisdom


Culinary has considerable potential. According to a report from the Department of Industry and Trade, souvenir business on the streets today, has increased by 20% -25%. Economic growth in general only increased by around 3%. Therefore, economists are optimistic that in the coming years, the hawker center will be even brighter. Now cooking is not seen as domestic work. It doesn't have to be women who mix various spices and vegetables. The success of business people in the culinary field opens new gaps for culinary enthusiasts and prospective entrepreneurs engaged in food / cuisine Tongging village in Karo District, this village is located on the west side of Lake Toba. Located approximately 115 km from the city of Medan and can be reached by using a vehicle of approximately 3.5 hours. This village has a lake Toba lake area where there is a lot of management of fish cultivation in lakes or cages, where this business is a local community business and has contributed to the economy of the community. In addition to fisheries, this village is also a producer of agricultural commodities such as onion, garlic, rice and the manga is no less famous. Local menu is a tourist's favorite, arsik fish. Besides that, hygiene and sanitation problems are a problem in the area. Opportunities in developing the potential of culinary tourism in the village of Tongging are very open because this area has local wisdom both cultural and culinary and this is also supported by the central government through the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy which will make this area a culinary and shopping destination. Thus the guidance from the government and stakeholders to the community and village government is needed so that the community can maintain and enrich local wisdom.



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