Title

A comparative analysis of thailand residents' perception of tourism's impacts

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-1-2010

Department

Parks, Recreation, & Hospitality Administration

Abstract

This study examines Thai residents' perception of tourism's impacts on their communities. Two destination groups in Southern Thailand representing domestic and international tourist destinations were chosen to explore the similarities and differences in their residents' perception of tourism and its development. The results revealed that the majority of respondents were female, 18 to 34 years of age, single, and born in the surveyed area. Thai respondents perceived preservation and encouragement of local culture, an increase in investment, and an increase in local government's revenues as the top three impacts of tourism. Residents who resided in domestic tourist destinations differed from those who lived in international tourist destinations in regard to environmental, economic, and social factors. © Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.

DOI

10.1080/15280080903520576

First Page

36

Last Page

55

Publication Title

Journal of Quality Assurance in Hospitality and Tourism

Comments

At the time of publication, Siriporn McDowall was affiliated with New Mexico State University.

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