Small island tourism development plan implementation: The case of Koh Tao, Thailand

This article examines the implementation of tourism development plans in Thailand, focusing on the island of Koh Tao as a case study. It examines the applicability of plan implementation theory and explores context-specific factors that affect the success of the tourism development planning process. The research describes the history of land use planning on Koh Tao, evaluates the success of plan implementation, and identifies factors affecting planning outcomes. A key finding of this research is that a more sophisticated understanding of local context could provide opportunities for improved planning outcomes in island communities facing rapid tourism-related development.

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Field Value
Document type Reports, journal articles, and research papers (including theses and dissertations)
Language of document
  • English
Topics
  • Economy and commerce
  • Infrastructure
  • Provincial and local governments
  • Tourism
Geographic area (spatial range)
  • Thailand
Copyright Unclear copyright
Version / Edition 1.0
Date uploaded 06/19/2015
Date modified 2016-06-21T07:59:32.826651
Contact

Dr. Brian W. Szuster Department of Geography, University of Hawai’i at Manoa, 445 Saunders, 2424 Maile Way Honolulu, HI 96822 USA Tel: +1-808-956-7345 Fax: +1-808-956-3512 E-mail: szuster@hawaii.edu

Author (individual) Dietrich, John
Co-author (individual) Szuster, Brian W.
Publication date 2014
General note

Environment Asia,Volume 7,Issue 2,124-132