Developing Khaokho Green Accommodation Framework

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Petchsri Nonsiri
ฉลองศรี พิมลสมพงศ์

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The research aimed to study the environmental-friendly operation of accommodations and to propose a framework of Green Khaokho Accommodation Standard, Khaokho district, Phetchabun Province. In order to achieve the objectives, the research adopted a qualitative research approach. The research populations were accommodation entreprises, representatives from public and private sector and experts in the field. The sampling employed mix-purposeful sampling approach which combined criterion sampling and convenience sampling method. The participant observation with a check-list form was carried onsite in 23 accommodations meanwhile 23 entrepreneurs, 12 representatives of local organizations and experts were interviewed face-to-face and telephone interview. The data analysis was conducted using content analysis for interview data and frequency and percentage were analysed for check-list form. The findings revealed 1) majority of accommodation in Khaokho practiced in environmental-friendly operation that aligned with green accommodation standard. Some problems and obstacles were concerned such as personnel potentiality in environmental management, cost and investment and waste management of the public sector. 2) a framework of Green Khaokho Accommodation Standard was proposed with 5 criterions and 25 attributes such as managing and reducing environmental impact (5 attributes), waste and solid waste management (5 attributes), energy management (6 attributes) water management (4 attributes) and involvement with local authorities and communities (5 attributes). This proposed framework can be a guideline for managing green accommodation. As well as, the local government enable to use the framework for promoting the green businesses and green accommodation.

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