EMPOWERMENT OF HOMESTAY CONCEPTS IN WANGUN VILLAGE, PASIRMULYA, BANDUNG
This study aims to observe the condition of the Wangun tourist village of Pasirmulya Banjaran Village, Bandung, especially the houses of the residents so it meets the standards of a homestay type based on hospitality concept to empower the village developing their tourism advantage. A programmed training session is important to the resident to upgrade their knowledge of hospitality skills. The method used in this study is qualitative method with direct interviews to residents of the Wangun village. Researcher also do some direct observation to the village, and collect literatures to support this study. The result indicates that many houses are not suitable enough to run as a homestay standard to accommodate the visitor. Plus, the residents’ ability to communicate and their hospitality skills are still low. After training the results obtained that several houses have been gradually able to meet the standard of a homestay based on the hospitality standard, as well as the villagers’ ability to communicate and their hospitality skills are improved.