—Tourism is addressed as the world’s largest
industry with an extremely growth. Along with this likely
unlimited growth, tourism created various consequences on
host destination which increasing concerns on uncontrollable
development. This paper focuses on Samui Island, a famous
beach destination in the southern of Thailand where tourism is
an economic activity that plays a vital role in socio-economic
development. This study aimed to explore consequences of
domestic labor migration from northeastern part of the country
to serve as labor force in tourism sector in Samui. Qualitative
research methods including document analysis and in-depth
interview were applied to identify circumstances and significant
issues of socio-cultural changes dealing with domestic labor
migration on host community. Results of the study provide
guideline to plan and to manage domestic labor migration for
local tourism development.
—Domestic migration, samui, tourism.
K. Pongponrat is with the College of Innovation, Thammasat University,
Thailand (e-mail: email@example.com).
Cite: K. Pongponrat, " Domestic Labor Migration for Local Tourism
Development: From ISAN to Samui, Southern of Thailand," International Journal of Social Science and Humanity vol. 5, no. 9, pp. 773-778, 2015.