The Community Based Tourism – International Research for Development Center (CBT-IRDC) is an Asian regional knowledge center. We are providing applied research, education and training, and knowledge development and sharing, in the areas of tourism, sustainable development, and community benefits. The Center forms an integral part of the renowned Thailand Community Based Tourism Institude (CBT-I) and Payap University.

CBT-IRDC provides applied research to all the ASEAN countries: The Philippines, Indonesia, Brunei, Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, and Myanmar. Being a non-profit organization, CBT-IRDC’s full focus is on bringing benefits to communities from tourism development.