OUR SERVICES

Our Services


Education & Lecturing


At Payap University, CBT-IRDC provides education and training with the focus on two major areas: the regular BA tourism course, and the short (and longer) courses

The BA Tourism for AEC region course focuses on tourism, sustainable development and community benefits and had its successful start end 2012.  

Short courses

  1. Community Based Tourism Facilitator Guide Training
    EXPLANATION OF COURSE HERE
    For professional tour leaders and tour guides (in ASEAN Economic Community) - 4 days
  2. Harnessing CBT for Sustainable Development: Project, Product, Market, Movement
    EXPLANATION OF COURSE HERE
    Training of Trainers – in depth course for people with skills, fnds, time to implement real development processes.
    For trainers of NGOs, government officials in the ASEAN Economic Community – 5 days
  3. Safety, Meaning, Service
    EXPLANATION OF COURSE HERE
    Training of Trainer course for AEC
    For government officials/NGO staff working with local community guides – 5 days
  4. CBT Training for Product and Operations Managers
    EXPLANATION OF COURSE HERE
    For TO product developers/managers in AEC - 5 days
  5. CBT Market Access
    EXPLANATION OF COURSE HERE
    For TO product developers/managers in the AEC or for CBO's / NGOs - looking outside the box at all markets, not only tourism chains - 5 days
  6. Adding Value to Responsible and Community based Tourism at the Front Line
    EXPLANATION OF COURSE HERE
    tO salespeople in Thailand, region, EU - 5 days

Longer courses

  1. Introduction CBT for exchange students
    EXPLANATION OF COURSE HERE
     For international students  - 5 weeks
  2. Value Chain Analysis and Development in CBT
    EXPLANATION OF COURSE HERE
     For government staff and NGOs in AEC - 10 days
  3. Multi-stakeholder Analysis and Development, benefiting communities in destinations -
    EXPLANATION OF COURSE HERE
    For government staff and NGOs in AEC - 10 days

 

Applied Research

The main thrust of the Center is action research on the complex relations between tourism, sustainable development and community-benefits. It involves research at several levels, from the international level to the local level and back. It includes stakeholders from government, private sector, and community organizations.

All applied research is based on the main three major interrelated applied research areas: Tourism Development in Partnership, Sustainable Development and Community Benefits. The research can start in all three angles of the tourism markets-sustainable development-community benefits triad.


The focus on applied research is based on tourism development in partnerships, with a special focus on Market Development, Marketing and Product Development. This is in balance with sustainable development, with an extra focus on environmental impacts. The applied research is related to the study of PES and Climate Change approaches, but is also in relation to socio- and culture impacts, focusing on relationships between stakeholders at the CBT site, in the tourism destination, and even wider. Community-Benefits focus on awareness and empowerment, value chain, sustainable livelihood approaches, and access and ownership of resources.


Within this triangle the research agenda of the Center emphasizes on three major aspects:

1.       Development impact measurement

2.       Tourism governance and partnerships

3.       Innovation and joint learning



Knowledge development and sharing

One major area of attention is the development and sharing of knowledge on tourism, sustainable development, and community benefits. The Center operates through the organization and implementation of international tourism conferences, dissemination of CBT action research in different forums (e.g. academic- and renowned journals, website, etc.).

Furthermore, the Center also focuses on the translation into English of the CBT-I manuals and other documentation for the use in the training courses, and BA tourism. These translations are also used as a baseline for articles on lessons learned in tourism and community development in Thailand.

CBT-IRDC also focuses on the lessons from the first researches in the AEC and will be documented and made into academic and more popular articles.