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RESOURCES: PAPERS & PRESENTATIONS

Author : Attama Nilnoppakun, Krissada Pornprapa, Nattapong Boonlue & Kreagrit Ampawat
School/Work Place : Silpakorn University, Thailand
Contact : anilnoppakun@gmail.com
Year : 2014

Since 2009, the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) promoted sustainable tourism practices through its – 7 Greens Concept, which is similar to the main global trends towards sustainable tourism. The 7 Greens Concept includes Green Heart, Green Logistics, Green Attraction, Green Community, Green Activity, Green Service, and Green Plus (Tourism Promotion Department, 2009). After a few years of implementing the policies and plans for tourist destinations, in 2013, there was an evaluation of the policies, and plans were carried out. Samui Island (Koh Samui) was one of the destinations selected for evaluation using the 7 Greens Concept. Assessment tools included a questionnaire for tourists, in-depth interviews, and a focus group. It was concluded that in spite of the tourists’ perception that Samui is a green island, the local representatives referred to Koh Samui as “going” green. Some of the tourism-related businesses and local travel agents in Koh Samui that were involved in the implementation process felt satisfied with the activities implemented. However, the local conservation representatives claimed they were rarely invited to voice their opinions about the implemented plans. They felt that the integration of the endogenous renewal and the transition management of tourism should be highlighted.


List of Articles
No. Subject Viewssort Date
202 Think Tank XVIII The role of tourism associations in supporting sustain... file 674 Jan 07, 2019

Key words: tourism association, inclusive development, tourism marketing

Author: Niki Glen & Kevin Mearns 

Year: 2018 

201 Think Tank XVIII Socially Inclusive Holidays with Sighted Guiding: Moti... file 686 Jan 07, 2019

Key words: inclusive tourism, visual impairment, sighted guiding, motivation

Author: Kristof Tomej 

Year: 2018 

200 Think Tank XVIII Sustainable tourism products and services: development... file 702 Jan 07, 2019

Key words: sustainable urban tourism, urban regeneration, precincts, Johannesburg Maboneng

Author: Felicite A Fairer-Wessels & Emma J Pearse 

Year: 2018 

199 Think Tank XVIII Connecting through Stories: Adapting Communication to ... file 802 Jan 07, 2019

Key words: story-telling, landscapes, interpretation, sustainable tourism experiences

Author: Gianna Moscardo & Karen Hughes 

Year: 2018 

198 Think Tank XVIII The role of research-based evidence in destination mar... file 803 Jan 07, 2019

Key words: marketing, research-based evidence, partnership, rural tourism, city tourism, sustainability

Author: Yukari Higuchi, Yasuhiro Yamanaka & Hiroaki Hoshi 

Year: 2018 

197 Think Tank XVIII SMTE’s use of SoMe and Sustainability file 807 Jan 07, 2019

Key words: SoMe, Small medium sized tourism enterprises (SMTE’s), Sustainability, Tourism.

Author: Ida Marie Visbech Andersen 

Year: 2018 

196 Think Tank XV Rural renewal or requiem? Establishing new creative ve... file 839 Jul 27, 2015

During the past decades, concern for rural poverty and underdevelopment of the rural communities of Namibia has been central to government development efforts. This has further given rise to several rural development programmes. While, some ...

Author: Erling Kavita 

Year: 2015 

195 Think Tank XVIII Certification as a tool to identify sustainable touris... file 944 Jan 07, 2019

Key words: Sustainable Tourism Products, Sustainable tourism certification schemes, Certification

Author: Martin Balas & Wolfgang Strasdas 

Year: 2018 

194 Think Tank XV Why Africans do not visit their national parks: A case... file 1004 Jul 27, 2015

Present-day Western approaches relating to nature and natural resources management assume that humans are independent from the natural world (Pierotti & Wildcat, 2000). Protected areas such as Yellowstone National Park were created with ...

Author: Lesego S. Stone & Gyan P. Nyaupane 

Year: 2015 

193 Think Tank XV A novel review approach on adventure tourism scholarship file 1071 Jul 24, 2015

As a niche market, adventure tourism has been developing rapidly in many regions and territories, evidenced by increasing number of participants and intensive growth of adventure tourism products (Adventure Travel Trade Association, 2013; T...

Author: Mingming Chen, Deborah Edward, Simon Darcy 

Year: 2015 

192 Think Tank XVIII Defining Small Accommodation Establishments: employing... file 1289 Jan 07, 2019

Key words: small accommodation, sustainable tourism, business models

Author: Niki Glen & Kevin Mearns 

Year: 2018 

191 Think Tank XVIII Indigenous destination development: Nudging key player... file 1442 Jan 07, 2019

Key words: Key players, sustainable tourism impact, tourism planning

Author: Astrid Frischknecht, Celiane Camargo-Borges & Celeste Wilderom 

Year: 2018 

190 Think Tank XV Perceptions of local communities participation in rura... file 1489 Jul 27, 2015

In order to maximize the benefits and minimize the costs, rural communities should be able to participate actively in all aspects of tourism, including planning and management. The main purpose of this study is to evaluate the local communit...

Author: Limpho Lekaota & Jarkko Saarined 

Year: 2015 

189 Think Tank XV Enhancing stakeholders’ participation for sustainable ... file 1684 Jul 27, 2015

Tourism is a fragile industry with multiple stakeholders. Globally, the desire of its stakeholders is to gain more benefits and eliminate negative impacts on resources that support the industry, particularly in protected areas (PAs) such as ...

Author: Richie Wandwi 

Year: 2015 

188 Think Tank XV A modified value chainanalysisoftourism development in... file 1789 Jul 27, 2015

Tourism development in a relatively unknown country is faced with various challenges. The difficulty is not only choosing an appropriate tourism development strategy but also managing it in a complex sociocultural, economic and political env...

Author: Sonja Frommenwiler & Péter Varga 

Year: 2015 

OPA: Runner Up Outstanding Paper Award 

187 Think Tank X Knowledge Economies, Knowledge Making, Complexity Theo... file 1830 Oct 13, 2013

This paper narrates processes associated with the development of microtourism enterprises as one part of a broader organically determined sustainable development agenda in a north eastern coastal village in Bali. The paper’s narrative is co...

Author: Gayle Jennings 

Year: 2010 

186 Think Tank VII Innovation in Tourism Education: Building the Capacity... file 1883 Oct 13, 2013

This paper will present the findings of a recent Summit on the Future of Tourism Education held in April 2007 in Austria. The summit's goal is to identify future societal, economic, environmental, political and technological trends from 201...

Author: Pauline Sheldon 

Year: 2007 

185 Think Tank XV Can we eat it? Exploring the cultural challenges in ma... file 1965 Jul 27, 2015

Can we eat it? How did you stop the waves? Is there water in there? Where is the switch to turn it off? Will it eat me? These are just some of the many questions asked by visitors to uShaka Sea World in Durban, South Africa. While South Afri...

Author: Judy Mann & Roy Ballantyne & Jan Packer 

Year: 2015 

184 Think Tank XV Conserving biodiversity as tourism (including wildlife... 1979 Jul 27, 2015

Governments throughout Australia and elsewhere recognise that tourism is an important sector of the economy, and are encouraging its growth in a variety of ways, some more environmentally sound than others. This papers presents not the resul...

Author: Ronda J Green 

Year: 2015 

183 Think Tank XII Evaluation of the accessibility of Monterrey's Tourism... file 2083 Nov 06, 2013

Despite several declarations, policies and regulations that seek to protect their rights, people with disabilities still encounter several constrains that impede their full participation in society, and, in particular, their access to and en...

Author: Blanca A. Camargo, Isabel Sánchez, Fátima Guajardo & Alejandro García 

Year: 2012 

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