The impacts of nature-based adventure tourism on children in a Thai village

Tirasattayapitak, Sukhwan, Chaiyasain, Chainun and Beeton, R. J. S. (2015) The impacts of nature-based adventure tourism on children in a Thai village. Tourism Management Perspectives, 15 122-127. doi:10.1016/j.tmp.2015.05.003

Author Tirasattayapitak, Sukhwan
Chaiyasain, Chainun
Beeton, R. J. S.
Title The impacts of nature-based adventure tourism on children in a Thai village
Journal name Tourism Management Perspectives   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 2211-9736
Publication date 2015-07
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.tmp.2015.05.003
Open Access Status
Volume 15
Start page 122
End page 127
Total pages 6
Place of publication Amsterdam, Netherlands
Publisher Elsevier
Collection year 2016
Language eng
Abstract We report on the introduction of nature-based adventure tourism into Ban Songpraek Village, Southern Thailand and its impacts on children. We find many positive benefits for village children with no evidence of cultural disruption or prurient impacts. The leadership and the social cohesiveness of villagers and their relationship with the village authorities and tourism entrepreneurs is a determining factor in the children's well-being. The villagers' understanding of tourism and its potential for negative and positive effects is an important determinant of this outcome. Consequently, tourism growth and the villagers' dependence on tourism activities are a vital concern to all village residents. Through their children, the villagers demonstrate that they are establishing the intergenerational resilience necessary to face these issues.
Keyword Nature-based adventure tourism
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
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