About us

CBT-IRDC was formally established in 2011. The center forms an integral part of the renowned Thailand Community Based Tourism – Institute (CBT-I) and Payap University.


Thanks to the profound knowledge and experiences of CBT-I staff and the academic expertise of Payap University, the Center provides applied research, education and training and knowledge sharing services. 


CBT-IRDC is based at Payap University, Chiang Mai, Thailand. We are a dedicated (small) team of researchers all having profound knowledge and years of experience in tourism, community enhancement, and sustainable development in different parts of Asia. We jointly with our regional governments, NGOs, private sector, and international development agency clients, -initiate, develop and implement scale applied research projects. 


CBT-IRDC offers professional and personalized service, We are flexible, quick and through. The Center worked in and for various rural locations in Tajikistan, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, and Vietnam. We provide innovative, sustainable and practical solutions that meet your needs while ensuring benefits to communities and the environment.