Local Wisdom as a Tourism Resilience Strategy in Facing Covid-19


  • Syamsu Rijal, Anwari Masatip, Muh. Zainuddin Badollahi, Syamsidar


This study aims to describe Local Wisdom as a Tourism Resilience Strategy in Facing Covid-19. This research is a qualitative research with a descriptive approach. Data collection was carried out through in-depth interviews with 6 informants and documentation techniques by searching various related literature and sources. The research area is South Sulawesi Province by tracing 2 (two) main ethnic groups namely Makassarese and Buginese ethnic groups. The results showed that in the community of South Sulawesi (Bugis-Makassar) there were three Sipa concepts, namely sipakatau, sipakalebbi and sipakainge, as a guideline in daily life, both in economic, social and political activities and Pappaseng / Pappasang an oral literature which is the heritage of the Bugis-Makassarese ancestors which were passed down from one generation to the next. It contains a variety of tips that are used as a handle in dealing with various problems of life. One strategy in the co-19 pandemic is to implement the wisdom value system that is owned so that tourism in South Sulawesi can survive and rise again after the pandemic. The ceremonies were carried out in order to ward off the undue influence of unwanted magical powers that would endanger human survival.

Keywords: Covid-19 Pandemic, Local Wisdom, Tourism Resilience