FOOTSTEPS OF FOOD, FESTIVALS AND FUN!

FOOTSTEPS OF FOOD, FESTIVALS AND FUN!

FOOTSTEPS OF FOOD, FESTIVALS AND FUN!

Published: September 2013, Chiangmai, Thailand

By Thailand Community Based Tourism Institute (CBT-I)

Room 216, Pentecost Building Payap University Mae Khao Campus Muang, Chiang Mai, 50000, Thailand

Tel.: +66 (0) 5385-1478 Ext. 7261, Fax: +66 (0) 5385-1757, Email: info@cbt-i.org

Website: www.cbt-i.org

Ecotourism and community-based tourism

The tremendous growth in the tourism sector, especially ecotourism centred on visitation and enjoyment of Mae Hong Son’s distinct and precious cultural and natural heritage has presented the province with a number of challenges and opportunities. On the one hand, tourism is generating significant foreign exchange earnings and fuelling local investment in tourism related services and infrastructure and creating jobs. On the other hand, partly because of the uneven capacity to plan for and manage tourism’s negative environmental and socio-cultural impacts, the resources underpinning the national tourism industry are in danger of being irrevocably damaged.