This study measured international tourists' satisfaction levels on destination facilities of Phuket, Thailand. It also attempted to inquire if there was a potential interest in casino gambling among them as the issue of casino legalization in Thailand has been raised and discussed widely during the past few years. The purpose of the study is to better understand how destination facilities of Phuket performed in the eyes of international tourists and if they are attracted to casino gambling as an added activity they might participate in in the setting of Phuket. . A brief overview of Thailand's tourism industry and current casino operations in Thailand were provided as a framework for understanding the background of the issue raised. A description of the questionnaire and research designed is mentioned in the study. The research has been loosely designed due to time and monetary constraints. It should not, then, be replicated. However, it should serve as a prudent step and instigate a research-based study as a decision tool for tourism planners in Thailand.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Tourism--Thailand--Phuket; Casinos--Thailand--Phuket; Gambling--Thailand--Phuket

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Document Type


Department, Program, or Center

Hospitality and Tourism Management (CAST)


Steffens, Edward

Advisor/Committee Member

Stockham, Edward

Advisor/Committee Member

Sackler, Warren


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