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JOEBM 2015 Vol.3(6): 653-655 ISSN: 2301-3567
DOI: 10.7763/JOEBM.2015.V3.260

Guidelines on Developing Community Base Tourism to Sustainable Management of Tourist Attractions

Preechaya Chumsri, Oraphan Chanin, and Pingpis Sriprasert
Abstract—The purpose of this study is to examine factors affecting the processes of developing community based tourism in Thailand and to seek guidelines on strengthening such processes for the sustainable tourism management. The researchers choose to study the community based tourism management in Nakhon Si Thammarat Province. The research instruments are included focus group interviews with community leaders and questionnaires administered around the community tourist attractions. The research findings indicate that key factors which affect the processes of developing community based tourism are economic issues at a moderate level ( Mean = 3.18), natural resources and environmental management in communities at a moderate level ( Mean = 3.18), health issues at a moderate level ( Mean = 3.41), religious, culture and tradition issues at a moderate level ( Mean = 3.22), management factors at a moderate level ( Mean = 3.31), safety and security in life and assets at a moderate level ( Mean = 3.49), and an overall view of all individual factors at a moderate level (Mean = 3.39).

Index Terms—Community empowerment, sustainable tourism, and management of tourist attractions.

Preechaya Chumsri and Oraphan Chanin are with the Rajamangala University of Technology Srivijaya, Thailand (e-mail: chayamook@hotmail.com).
Pingpis Sriprasert is with the Nakhon Si Thammarat Rajabhat University, Thailand.

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Cite: Preechaya Chumsri, Oraphan Chanin, and Pingpis Sriprasert, "Guidelines on Developing Community Base Tourism to Sustainable Management of Tourist Attractions," Journal of Economics, Business and Management vol. 3, no. 6, pp. 653-655, 2015.

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