Development of Historic Tourism Routes of Phetchaburi Province Applying Information and Communication Technology
Keywords:Historical tourism, Information and Communication Technology, Routing model
This article aims to identify historical sites in Phetchaburi Province that have the potential to become tourist attractions, develop a Geographic Information System (GIS) database for supporting historical tourism activities, and create a tourist route model to support historical tourism activities. The researcher initially grouped the historical tourist sites of Phetchaburi based on the Department of Tourism’s historical tourist site quality standard assessment form, 2014. In the next stage, the researcher determined the approach to information system design and created a travel route planning model. The results of the research reveal that the historical tourist sites of Phetchaburi province can be tourist attractions. There are a total of 26, consisting of 18 temples, four palaces and four important places. From evaluating the quality standards of these historical touristic sites, seven sites were rated ‘excellent’ level, four sites ‘very good’, four sites ‘good’, five sites ‘medium’, and six sites ‘low’. Then, using the excellent and very good rated tourist attractions sites design a GIS database and develop the model for supporting historical tourism with descriptive information, pictures, maps, and other supporting media, calculating, and arranging historical tourism routes. As well as being able to calculate the route for connecting to other information related to tourism.
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