Romklao school, Nondisndaeng District , Buriram, Thailand
12-14 March 2016
Tourism is recognized as one of the largest industries in the world and one of the most significant sources of employment, especially in developing countries. Buriram is a province in Thailand filled with spectacular natural, cultural, and historical attractions and Community Based Tourism can have a significant impact on Buriram’s economy, local environment and cultural heritage.
CCDKM in partnership with Rajamangala University of Technology, Mr. Wachirapong Chansoon, Deputy Head of the UNESCO Heritage Forest, and the SAFSEN team led a three days capacity building training on Community Based Tourism and Eco-Tourism to 30 students, professors and Chief of the Sab Kaning Village. The training was held at the Rom Klao School, in the Non Din Daeng, the Southwest district of Buriram Province.
The Community Based Tourism training conducted by CCDKM represents an opportunity to revitalize Buriram’s local economy and improve the quality of tourism experiences at the local level.
– Facilitating the involvement of Thai Locals and communities in tourism development around natural and cultural heritage sites.
– Establishing business linkages between local communities, tourism enterprises and visitors.
– Creating opportunities of income generation for local artisans to sell their products offline and online.
– Developing and supporting Small Medium Enterprises.
– Providing communication and marketing e-services on local tourism in Thailand.
– Train local guides and community leaders on the use of ICT to promote their local experiences on Very Local Trip (www.verylocaltrip.com).
The outcome of the training was to transfer the skills and knowledge on CBT strategic planning and tourism development, tourism marketing and hospitality in order to deliver a premium local tourism experience and reach international visitors.