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Ecotourism: A Perspective from Thai Youths

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Author(s): Aswin Sangpikul | Ardash Batra

Journal: Journal of Hospitality, Leisure, Sports and Tourism Education
ISSN 1473-8376

Volume: 6;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 81;
Date: 2007;
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Keywords: Ecotourism | Knowledge | Attitude | Travel experience | Youths | Thailand

ABSTRACT
This research note is based on a survey of ecotourism experiences of Thai youths. Its objectives are to assess their knowledge and attitude towards ecotourism as well as to survey their travel experiences relating to ecotourism. The findings revealed that most of the Thai youths had a moderate level of ecotourism knowledge. Their attitudes appeared to be positive to the concept of ecotourism. The study also found that majority of them had ecotourism experiences. Related parties should create more awareness by providing information regarding ecotourism concepts to encourage Thai youths to realise the importance of ecotourism in helping conserve natural tourism resources and the local economy of the country.
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