This value chain analysis report contributes to the quality of life in Koh Chang, Thailand by identifying sustainable tourism intervention strategies. The development of Koh Chang as low carbon tourism destination is initiated. The research team delivers an analysis and assessment of the performance of the mid-range and luxury hotel value chain on Koh Chang regarding carbon emissions in energy efficiency and water management.
Feasible interventions and recommendations are formulated for local stakholders and DASTA, a governmental organisation focused on establishing a sustainable future for tourism in Thailand. Two main interventions – Guest Information Signs and a Stakeholder Information Package – are suggested in order to generate awareness and multi-stakeholder collaboration for a more effective conservation of the island’s resources.
Authors: Dischereit, K., Goncalves, M., Hesping, M., Pottier, C., & Schiermann, M. (2014)