SILPAKORN UNIVERSITY JOURNAL OF SOCIAL SCIENCES, HUMANITIES, AND ARTS, Vol 16, No 2 (2016)

The Tourism Development Policy for Thailand’s Ayutthaya Historical Park on the Locals’ Livelihoods and Government Responsibility

Nawhath Thanvisitthpon




Abstract


This research aims to study the social impact assessment (SIA)
aspects from the tourism development policy by connecting the strategic policy and the development plan at both national and regional levels and provincial groups in SIA to evaluate people’s living conditions in the city. The research data were collected by the use of questionnaires approved by experts. Cronbach’s alpha coefficient was used to ensure content validity and reliability of the questionnaire (α = 0.725). The questionnaire consisted of questions concerning economic, social and environmental issues. It was found that people of different races and religions visited for business purposes and the port was used as an industrial centre. The products were improved, and the people could access local culture easily. Local people gained more income and activities. The overall examination and evaluation of tourism-promoting policies should be done. The locals can participate in tourism development policy presentations. Not only
would investors realise the advantages, but the community would also
be strengthened and unity and utility would directly be created between
province and the community.

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