The research aims to analyze regenerative tourism components products, tourists’ perceptions, tourists’ experiences, and regenerative tourism development policies while involving tourists as co-creators. The research utilizes a qualitative method with a phenomenological approach. In-depth interviews were conducted with 27 stakeholders related to the tourist engagement model in the development of tourism destinations at the village scale. This research found that the development of regenerative tourism product components showcases uniqueness and beauty on a massive scale due to being situated in conservation areas. However, there is a need for improvement in other components to provide a sense of safety, comfort, and enjoyment for visiting tourists. Tourists’ perception of tourism products in regenerative tourism destinations is highly positive. As a result, tourists can experience eudaimonic tourism. However, tourists’ behavior is not environmentally friendly, so it needs to be strengthened with policies for regenerative tourism management. One of them is involving tourists in the development of regenerative tourism. The research contributes a new conceptual framework to the development of regenerative tourism by involving tourists as co-creators in regenerative tourism.


tourist experience, tourist perception, tourist as co-creator, regenerative tourism development, tourism village

ORCID Identifiers

Michael Rudolfus Sawu: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3534-4287

Muhammad Ridla: https://orcid.org/0009-0003-0533-4958



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