Global Tourism and Community Life

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Februar 2009



For decades, tourism has long been a major source of revenues for several countries including Thailand. While tourism has become increasingly important to many cities and destination communities, the most challenging issue is how they can sustain their social relations, local identity, and sense of place in the face of global tourism. This research, therefore, seeks to examine the interaction and confrontation between the capitalist development of tourism and local people living in the place-bound locality of Tha Tien, an old community located in Bangkok s historic city. By utilizing a place-making concept, the researcher constructs an analytical framework that explains how external forces reshape a place. Another major contribution of this research is to establish a guiding policy framework of responsible tourism. In this regard, this book should be useful to all tourism stakeholders including government institutions, private enterprises, and local communities, or anyone else who may be considering applying such framework to help them facilitate positive outcomes of tourism development and enhance the quality of place attributes.


Napat Settachai, Ph.D., Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa. Planner at Wil Chee - Planning & Environmental, Honolulu, HI.
EAN: 9783639122251
ISBN: 3639122259
Untertitel: Toward a Responsible Tourism Framework. Paperback. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: VDM Verlag
Erscheinungsdatum: Februar 2009
Seitenanzahl: 220 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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