The Development of a Home-stay Village for Providing the Environmental Conservation Tourism Services in Nongbua-Lamphu Province

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  • Jintana Kongpet Mahasarakham University Kantarawichai District, Maha Sarakham 44150, Thailand

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.18533/journal.v3i5.422

Keywords:

Home stay Model, Environmental Conservation Tourism

Abstract

A  development  of  a  village  for  environmental conservation tourism services  can  build  knowledge,  attitude  and  behaviors in  practices  of an environmental  conservation  of  the people  who  have  experiences  in  home-stay services.  This study  aimed to  develop  a  home-stay  village for  environmental conservation  services. The study  divided  into 2  stages. The  first  stage  was  to  study  and  survey  general  information  and  operations of the  home-stay  villages for conservation  tourism  services. The second stage was to develop the home-stay village for environmental conservation tourism  services. The  mixed  methods  were   employed  for the  study  with  2  purposively  selected  villages. Thirty  village  people  with  home-stay  service experiences  were  purposively  selected  and  participated  in  the study. The Paired   t-test and  F-test (One-way MANCOVA)  were  employed  for  testing  hypothesis.            The major findings revealed the following:            1.  The  developed  home-stay  village  for  environmental  conservation tourism services  had  6  components  :  (1) Survey, a study  of  document, survey  of  community  environment  and  tourism  resources ; (2) Operation, planning  operation, publicizing  information  to  the  village  people, organizing  a training  on  an  environmental conservation ; (3) Organization  Setting,  setting  a  working  committee, accepting  home-stay  members ; (4) Relations,  making  a  guide  book, leaflets ;  (5) Service,  welcoming  to  tourists,  tourists  activities,  and  nearby  tourist  activities ; and (6) Evaluation, assessing  within the  home-stays  and requesting  for evaluation  from  the  Tourism  Authority  of  Thailand.            2.  The  village  people  as a whole  and  as  classified  according  to  home-stay  service  experiences  showed  gains  in  knowledge,  attitude  and  behaviors  in  practices  of  an  environmental  conservation  from  before  attending  the environmental  conservation   training  at  the .05  level  of  significance.           3.  The village  people with  1-3 years  of home-stay  service  experiences showed behaviors  in  practices  of  an  environmental  conservation  after  attending  the training  more  than  the  village  people  with  4-6 years of experiences  at  the  .05  level  of  significance. However,  the two groups  of   these village  people  did  not  indicate  knowledge  and  attitude  toward  an  environmental  conservation differently.           In  conclusion,  the  developed  home-stay  village  for   environmental  conservation tourism services  could   develop  knowledge,  attitude,  and  behaviors  in  an  environmental conservation of  the people  with  home-stay service experiences. These  people  had  awareness  and  responsibility  in  sustainably  environmental conservation  in the  future.

Author Biography

Jintana Kongpet, Mahasarakham University Kantarawichai District, Maha Sarakham 44150, Thailand

Environmental Education

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2014-06-01

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