Community Based Tourism Standard

The ASEAN Community Based Tourism (CBT) has had a few minor modifications to suit the Lao context.

This Standard will help to create quality visitor experiences, showcasing community lifestyles and natural and cultural assets in a presentable, safe and attractive manner. The Standard can be applied to CBT initiatives throughout Laos as a benchmark of performance.

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What you need to know 

For any CBT venture to be awarded the Standard, the pre-requisite entry requirements are:

  1. An elected CBT Committee exists that can represent community interests outside the community and coordinate CBT activities within the community
  2. CBT Committee members must be free of a criminal record
  3. The CBT initiative includes CBT Members or Member sub-committees responsible for specific tourism products and services
  4. The CBT Committee has completed a self-assessment of performance against the Standard
  5. The CBT initiative has been registered with the relevant CBT Administration Authority (MICT or DICT) based on the self-assessment
  6. The CBT initiative has been registered or has been operating for at least one year
  7. The CBT initiative has been endorsed by the CBT Administration Authority for assessment towards certification.

The steps required to achieve the Community Based Tourism Standard include:

How your apply inOn-lineOff-line
Option 1: On-line Application forms and submit documents via website

  • Step 1: Responsible organization download the self-assessment form
  • Step 2: Responsible organization undertakes a self-assessment by using the downloaded self-assessment form (Please consult with the relevant department of Provincial DICT or MICT for more advice)
  • Step 3: Responsible organization submits the application from and the self-assessment form and attachments on line via website 
  • Step 4: Responsible organization waits for a response from Provincial DICT or MICT (within 1-3 weeks) by phone and email and online 
  • Step 5: ASEAN Tourism standards certification boards and assessors visit the place and undertake assessment/audit at the appointed time 
  • Step 6: Notify the assessment/audit results to the Responsible organization (within 1-3 weeks) by phone and email and online
  • Step 7: Give the award and the ASEAN tourism standard certificate
Option 1: Off-line Application forms and submit documents at the Provincial DICT or MICT

  • Step 1 Responsible organization download the application form and the self-assessment form 
  • Step 2: Responsible organization undertakes a self-assessment by using the downloaded self-assessment form (Please consult with the relevant department of Provincial DICT or MICT for more advice) 
  • Step 3: Responsible organization submits the application from and the self-assessment form and attachments at the Provincial DICT or MICT 
  • Step 4: Responsible organization waits for a response from Provincial DICT or MICT (within 1-3 weeks) by phone and email. 
  • Step 5: ASEAN Tourism standards certification boards and assessors visit the place and undertake assessment/audit at the appointed time 
  • Step 6: Notify the assessment/audit results to the Responsible organization (within 1-3 weeks) 
  • Step 7: Give the award and the ASEAN tourism standard certificate
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  • Approved Community Based Tourism operations will receive preferential support for domestic and international marketing and training activities

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