ASEAN Homestay Standard

The purpose of the ASEAN Homestay Standard is to assist homestay businesses to provide a clean, safe and enjoyable experiences for visitors. It has been prepared in accordance with the ASEAN Homestay Standard and adapted to Laos. The standard aims to raise the quality of services, improve facilities and develop skills of those people running homestay operations. 

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What you need to know 


The ASEAN Homestay Standard is awarded to homestays and the village organization that represents them. A minimum of five (5) homestays and one (1) homestay organization are required per village to be awarded the Homestay Standard. The homestay providers and the village homestay organization must meet the requirements to receive the award. If one or the other (organization or provider) does not meet the qualification requirement, then the ASEAN Homestay Standard cannot not be awarded to the village. 

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The steps required to achieve the ASEAN Homestay Standard include:

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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: On-line Application forms and submit documents via website

  • 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 homestay villages will receive preferential support for domestic and international marketing and training activities.

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