The Development of Tourism Industry and its Impact to Dali Erhai Lake Region
Wei YANG1, Sukanya Aimimtham2, Chuanchen BI3

1Wei YANG, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, International College, Khon Kaen University, Khon Kaen, Thailand.
2Dr. Sukanya Aimimtham, Associate Professor, Department of Public Administration Humanities and Social Sciences, Khon Kaen University, Khon Kaen, Thailand.
3Dr. Chuanchen BI, Department of Tourism Management, International College, Khon Kaen University, Khon Kaen, Thailand.
Manuscript received on 25 November 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 04 December 2019 | Manuscript Published on 10 December 2019 | PP: 804-807 | Volume-8 Issue-3S2 October 2019 | Retrieval Number: C12461083219/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijrte.C1246.1083S219
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Abstract: Tourism, been regarded as one the most useful vehicle for the enhancing the local economic development worldwide. China, especially after President Xi announced the precision poverty alleviation policy in 2013, the contribution from tourism is outstanding. Tourism in Dali Erhai lake region, has been operated for over 40 years, however, from 2016, the tourism development has been decreased till now. This paper focus on the development of tourism industry, and its impact, especially why under national precision poverty alleviation policy, this area tourism development has been decreased. Specifically, this paper divided into three themes based on the focused topic. The first theme overviews the tourism development in China, and Dali Erhai lake. The second theme applied participatory observation, semi-structure interview and focus group technic to explore the impact, especially the impact from tourism policy towards Dai Ehai lake. The last theme for this paper offers the academic discussion for balancing the tourism development and environment conservation by using tourism policy.
Keywords: Tourism Policy, Impact, Natural Based Tourism Destination, Ehai lake.
Scope of the Article: Social Sciences