Promoting community-based tourism

Thailand October 09, 2017 14:40

By The Nation

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Local Alike is inviting university students around Thailand to show their creativity in the Make a Day More Than a Day campaign, which is designed to encourage the new generation to recognise the importance and value of community-based tourism.

To enter the contest, which is open for registration through Friday (October 13), come up with a detailed poster or a video clip no more than one minute in length along with three questions and answers.

Ten qualified student teams, who will be announced on October 19, get a chance to participate in knowledge-building workshops on community-based tourism by expert speakers. Students will be given the opportunity to develop their routes with Local Alike’s help for the community tourism destinations selected to bring their vision to reality. The winners get Bt30,000, three round-trip tickets and a wonderful trip package from Local Alike.

Local Alike is a social enterprise dedicated to sustainable tourism development or “community-based tourism”. 

It believes that every community has its own unrivalled charm and is a tourist attraction in itself. Their unique ways of life, cultures and traditions are precious gems that can be unearthed only through community-based tourism. Local Alike believes each community can develop and fulfil its tourism potential if equipped with the right knowledge of tourism management. 

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