Analyzing Research Gap on Community Based Tourism in Thailand


  • Jakkrit Charoensit Lecturer, Department of Western Languages, Faculty of Archaeology, Silpakorn University
  • Dr. Dachanee Emphandhu Assistant professor, Department of Conservation, Faculty of Forestry, Kasetsart University


Community based tourism, Knowledge key gap, Research synthesis


This study aimed to synthesize the related research in the realm of community based tourism (CBT) in Thailand. It also explored the key gaps in knowledge for further studies. Secondary data both qualitative and quantitative were gathered between January and February 2017 from online academic databases and analyzed based on descriptive statistics and content analysis. The findings revealed that the total number of 240 published papers on CBT in Thailand have been identified. The research was conducted mostly in 2015 and focused mainly on the local communities in the north of Thailand. Under the study of CBT, management and development as well as community participation were the major focus. In each period, the direction and an increasing number of the relevant studies are consistent with the growth of CBT and its dramatic increase in Thailand. The review findings suggest that further research is required on 1) CBT Marketing and visitors 2) CBT Hospitality and services 3) CBT Knowledge sharing 4) CBT Knowledge transfer 5) CBT Monitoring and assessment 6) CBT Management by lessons learned 7) CBT in Protected areas 8) CBT Initiatives throughout ASEAN countries and 9) Creative CBT.

Author Biographies

Jakkrit Charoensit, Lecturer, Department of Western Languages, Faculty of Archaeology, Silpakorn University

Lecturer, Department of Western Languages, Faculty of Archaeology, Silpakorn University

Dr. Dachanee Emphandhu, Assistant professor, Department of Conservation, Faculty of Forestry, Kasetsart University

Assistant professor, Department of Conservation, Faculty of Forestry, Kasetsart University


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