Imam Suwandi (right) Conveyed Speech about Self-Journalism. Photo: Distya/ Humas UMM
STUDENT of Communication Science was considered has the important component in developing Indonesian tourism. For instance, within Study Program of Science Communication Faculty University of Muhammadiyah Malang (UMM) has three study concentrations that can to contributed each other in tourism development, Namely public relation (PR), Jurnalistic and Audio Visual.
Alumni of UMM Comunication Science Muhammad Natsir Arihata explained, the student of PR could to learn relation between entrepreneur and government in tourism policy. “Audio Visual (AV) can decorates tourism to be known,” Natsir Said while tourism seminar agenda themed “New Wave of Indonesian Tourism” held by Study Program (Prodi) of UMM Communication Science on Thursday (13/10) at UMM Auditorium.
The Seminar which was done in order to 30th Anniversary of UMM Communication Science Prodi. The seminar started with the development of Indonesian tourism which was increasingly appeared its progress. The tourism development become tool to promote Indonesia to foreign country. Unfortunately, Natsir who the chief of this seminar said tourism in Indonesia not merely has the positive impact but negative impact too which was seen around tourism place. The negative impact has to prevent and to be repaired through seeing its problem.
Radityo Prabowo from Zeno Indonesia as speaker the seminar which attended 100 students said, tourism in Malang City has begun to appear. Therefore, the students of Communication Science should be able to map lack and advantage this tourism. Not only to enjoy tourism place but also to change mindset of tourist who visited Malang City.
“The hardest thing is to change people mindset, Like, I went to malang with Rp 900 Thousands, it was same to Singapura. So I Better went to Singapura beside I went to abroad I got comfortable facilities there. That was your home work,” Business Leader of Zeno Indonesia explained.
The world of journalism was also one that plays a role in promoting Indonesian tourism. Self journalism becomes a tool to promote tourism in Indonesia. It was conveyed by Imam Suwandi, head desk Of Metro TV citizen journalism. According to Cak Imam, , Self journalism was unconsciouslydone by all those who visit a new place.
According to him, Nowdays every people could perform citizen journalism by using a device or smart phone. Imam conveyed, self journalism also helps to promote tourism, especially in the city of Malang. "Obstacle today is international mindset become an obstacle in Malang City. In the air port the writing in englsih was very less. How Malang will be visited if facilities at the airport just do not approve visitors from overseas, "said Imam who was also the producer of the news program. (Jal / han)