Vandalism problems in tourism and solution: a case study of Bangkok, Thailand

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Shengxi Wang
Adarsh Batra


As people's economic status improves, travel has gradually became a common thing. But many tourists frequently have vandalism behavior during their trips. Using Bangkok as a case study, the research objectives proposed this study were to find out the views of tourism industry managers on the vandalism behavior exhibited by the tourists; understand various types of vandalism behavior exhibited by the tourists visiting Bangkok City; study the provision of adequate rules and regulations on-site to avoid vandalism behavior and formulate reasonable legislation to improve vandalism behavior. This study used purposive sampling method to select 10 tourism practitioners for interview from 12 Oct to 25 Oct in 2021, which includes 5 managers, 3 tour guides and 2 Bangkok local people and makes analysis through their views on vandalism behaviors. Through the interview, it found that most of the tour guides, managers and local people think tourists' vandalism behavior is bad, comprehensive countermeasures should be made to prevent the recurrence of vandalism behavior. Finally, this study put forward solutions, presents a distributed to tourists with attractions rules printed the map; teach tour guides on vandalism behavior of related education, and informed tourists in advance such as vandalism should be fined and face punishment measures.


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Wang, S., & Batra, A. (2022). Vandalism problems in tourism and solution: a case study of Bangkok, Thailand. AU-GSB E-JOURNAL, 15(1), 87-98.


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