Institutional analyses of tourism development in Phang Nga, Thailand
Tourism plays significant roles to economic development in Thailand. It is a major source of foreign exchange income; generating jobs, wages, and tax revenues. While demand for natural tourism is increasing, tourist attractions and facilities need to be developed. One of the main issues of tourism is that most of the resources demanded in tourism are classified as public goods, which are mostly publicly provided. Several governmental organizations are in charge of tourism resource development. The cooperation between these agents is crucial to a tourism development plan and its implementation. It is confirmed that the national government seeks to use tourism as a tool for generating and redistributing income within the country. Furthermore, it can be used for regional/local development. Phang Nga has high potential for tourism development which can replace other declining industries. It has beautiful tourist attractions for both international and domestic tourists, marine parks in Phang Nga are especially well known and tourists frequently select this area as their destination. Tourism has the potential to be a major industry and will contribute numerous benefits to Phang Nga. Cooperation between organizations involved in planning and implementation of tourism projects is key to any success to the province and the region.^ This study explores and then applies the game theoretical approach, the institutional analysis and development framework, and the model of public good provision to Phang Nga. In essence, this study appraises who contributes what and by how much value of cooperation for tourism development projects. ^
Economics, General|Economics, Theory|Recreation
"Institutional analyses of tourism development in Phang Nga, Thailand"
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