Volume No. 5 Issue No.: 2 Page No.: 454-460 October-December 201

 

TOURIST ATTRACTION STANDARD : SUSTAINABLE TOURISM MANAGEMENT TOOL OF THAILAND

 

Saowanee Wijitkosum* and Thavivongse Sriburi

Environmental Research Institution, Chulalongkorn University, Institution Building 2, Bangkok (THAILAND)

 

Received on : July 31, 2010

 

ABSTRACT

 

Tourism has become the main source of income for the economies of an increasing number of Thailand. There is now increasing agreement on the need to promote sustainable tourism development to minimize its environmental impacts and to ensure more sustainable management of natural resources. The tourist attraction standard is the tourism management tool for sustainable tourism development. There are 12 tourist Attraction standards. The standard of tourist attraction is a set of documents which made of 2 sections; a general section, and a specific section based on each typical category. In each section composes of criteria and indexes to evaluate the performance, competency and quality of those attractions. The tourism auditor use the standard of tourist attractions as a tool for develops the tourism site.

 

Keywords : Tourist attraction standard, Sustainable tourism management, Natural resources tool, Thailand tourism, Economy

 

 

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