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June 28, 2019 | Last Modified: 2019

Travel Experience

Guests will receive a warm welcome at the community lodge. A talk will then be provided by the community leader to explain more about the village and the people this project currently supports. They will pay a visit to villager’s homes to learn about the local industry including bamboo basket weaving and sewing. Then explore the fields of the local farming community to learn about the creation of natural fertiliser, the cultivation of crops and poultry farming.

Responsibility

Community-based tourism(CBT) in Kyaikthale village is managed by the community and CBT accommodation providers for the community with the aim of helping visitors to increase their awareness and learn about local communities to know more about their lifestyle and how visitors can help and interact with the families in the village. The aim is to help villagers to build local skills and to distribute opportunities fairly. Visitors are encouraged to be culturally sensitive and strengthen the unity of the community by supporting local enterprises and the livelihood of the villagers. They have a commitment to protecting and sustaining local cultures and environments and to preserve and protect the village with a very minimal environment and social impact.

Business Case

As existing community-based tourism projects in Myanmar have already proven, long term professionally managed projects can significantly improve the economies of otherwise ostracized and cut off regions. They create new jobs, encourage diversification of existing business practice and usher in a new source of income to the area.

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Guests will receive a warm welcome at the community lodge. A talk will then be provided by the community leader to explain more about the village and the people this project currently supports. They will pay a visit to villager’s homes to learn about the local industry including bamboo basket weaving and sewing. Then explore the fields of the local farming community to learn about the creation of natural fertiliser, the cultivation of crops and poultry farming.

Community-based tourism(CBT) in Kyaikthale village is managed by the community and CBT accommodation providers for the community with the aim of helping visitors to increase their awareness and learn about local communities to know more about their lifestyle and how visitors can help and interact with the families in the village. The aim is to help villagers to build local skills and to distribute opportunities fairly. Visitors are encouraged to be culturally sensitive and strengthen the unity of the community by supporting local enterprises and the livelihood of the villagers. They have a commitment to protecting and sustaining local cultures and environments and to preserve and protect the village with a very minimal environment and social impact.

As existing community-based tourism projects in Myanmar have already proven, long term professionally managed projects can significantly improve the economies of otherwise ostracized and cut off regions. They create new jobs, encourage diversification of existing business practice and usher in a new source of income to the area.

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