Effective Community Based Tourism: A best practice manual for Peru, June 2010

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Effective Community Based Tourism: A best practice manual for Peru, June 2010

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June 2010

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SOM Steering Committee on Economic and Technical Cooperation(SCE), Tourism(TWG)





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This manual provides guidance on the issues to be addressed when developing Community Based Tourism (CBT) activities managed by local communities in regional and rural areas of Peru. It highlights the practical considerations when planning for and implementing CBT drawing on the experience of CBT activities internationally. It gives particular attention to the potential from and challenges in developing thermal tourism.

The overall objective of this manual is to increase awareness in Peru of the opportunities for CBT as a vehicle for social, economic and environmental development.

  • Introduction
  • Why develop community based Tourism?
  • First Consideration when preparing for CBT
  • Structures and systems for managing the CBT operation
  • Resourcing CBT - Mechanisms for funding, asset management and procurement
  • Developing skills and local capacity to deliver CBT and sustain its legacy
  • Building relationships with tourism stakeholders to support CBT
  • Appendix 1: Good practice case studies
  • Appendix 2: Further reading and references
  • Appendix 3: Knowledge hubs and networks for community base tourism