The Potential of Creative Tourist Destination in Satun Province

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Howhan Thaveeseng
Parnprae Chaoprayoon
Chalermchai Panyadee

Abstract

          The purpose of this study focused on investigating the potentialities of creative tourist destinations in Satun Province. For research methodology, a constructed assessment checklist based on the conceptualization of creative tourist destinations were all approved by one tourism expert, one historical or cultural tourism expert, and a tourism entrepreneur. 


          The results of this study revealed that the potentialities of community-based tourism were mostly observed in terms of their participatory community-based tourism activities, and followed by tourists’ idea-sharing, outdoor tourism activity practices and academic fulfillments, and tourists’ accommodation and homestay services. On the other hand, the low potentialities of natural tourist destinations were mostly observed, depending on maintained tourist destinations, which were likely to be historical, religious, and cultural tourist destinations. Also, both no maintenance services and no participatory tourist activities were mostly observed in terms of the low potentialities of archeological tourist destinations. In order to advance networking databases on creative tourist destinations in Satun Province, the feasibility of creative tourist destinations’ potentialities should be engaged with both moderate and higher-level potentialities of creative tourist destinations in Satun Province.

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