Tourist’s Perspectives on Environmental Impacts in Doi Inthanon National Park

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กนกกานต์ แก้วนุช Kanokkarn Kaewnuch


This paper examines how tourists with different nationalities experienced the environmental impacts in the protected area. Nationalities of the tourists were used to classify their experiences on the environmental impacts and tourism activities they selected to do in the national park. Since park tourism has increased in recent years and it is likely to create negative impacts on a protected area. Yet, protected areas have immense value in educational, recreational, and ecological terms. In order to tackle the negative impacts appropriately the impacts first have to be understood. Therefore, this paper presents possible tourist impacts and suggestions for impact alleviation. This research explores perspectives of 152 Western and 248 Asian tourists visited the park. The research utilized questionnaire with altogether 400 tourists. The results show significance differences in Western and Asian tourists’ views of environmental impacts experienced in the park. The findings also suggest that the Western tourists were more environmentally aware and believed that they have contributed more of the positive impacts to the park while the Asian tourists tend to concern more of the negative impacts in the park.

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Kanokkarn Kaewnuch ก. . แ. (2018). Tourist’s Perspectives on Environmental Impacts in Doi Inthanon National Park. Dusit Thani College Journal, 11(3), 64–81. Retrieved from
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