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August 15, 2019 | Last Modified: 2019

Travel Experience

Pa-O region, part of the Southern Shan State is rich in tourist attractions. There are legacies of ancient cultures, places for rest and relaxation, well-preserved forests and mountains with natural beauty suitable for eco-tourism. Three diverse ethnic groups the Shans, Pa-Os and the Inthas can also be found here, each with their own distinct cultures. Consequently, the region has every opportunity for Community Involved Tourism (CIT) activities, increase incomes from the tourism industry and bring benefits to the local population.

Responsibility

Community Involved Tourism Pa-O Region (CITPAR) is a social business organization they aim to partner with local communities. CITPAR’s projects strive to be community-driven and take into account the needs, concerns, and interests of local people. CITPAR focuses on the people who live in the Pa-O region and strives to benefit them by providing job opportunities and creating sustainable income for the communities. CITPAR has a long-term commitment and continues to provide training and support to the villagers to improve their livelihoods.

Business Case

As CITPAR was founded with the aim of developing communities in the Pa-O region. At least 45% of CITPAR’s income goes directly to local staff and participating villages. For example, when a visitor hires a local porter for visiting participating villages, the porter receives the full amount paid by the visitor for his/her service. Also, service fees for special arrangements in the villages like entertainment and village activities together with a visitor fee go directly to the village fund.

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Pa-O region, part of the Southern Shan State is rich in tourist attractions. There are legacies of ancient cultures, places for rest and relaxation, well-preserved forests and mountains with natural beauty suitable for eco-tourism. Three diverse ethnic groups the Shans, Pa-Os and the Inthas can also be found here, each with their own distinct cultures. Consequently, the region has every opportunity for Community Involved Tourism (CIT) activities, increase incomes from the tourism industry and bring benefits to the local population.

Community Involved Tourism Pa-O Region (CITPAR) is a social business organization they aim to partner with local communities. CITPAR’s projects strive to be community-driven and take into account the needs, concerns, and interests of local people. CITPAR focuses on the people who live in the Pa-O region and strives to benefit them by providing job opportunities and creating sustainable income for the communities. CITPAR has a long-term commitment and continues to provide training and support to the villagers to improve their livelihoods.

As CITPAR was founded with the aim of developing communities in the Pa-O region. At least 45% of CITPAR’s income goes directly to local staff and participating villages. For example, when a visitor hires a local porter for visiting participating villages, the porter receives the full amount paid by the visitor for his/her service. Also, service fees for special arrangements in the villages like entertainment and village activities together with a visitor fee go directly to the village fund.

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