CBT & sustainable presentation for the Ministry of Tourism Thailand
Community - CBT
Director of Sales - Asian Oasis Ltd.
People depend on nature's capital, i.e. on
nature's steady supply of basic requirements
for life, for example energy for heat and
mobility, quality food and water for healthy
living, ecological sinks for waste absorption.
Therefore, diminishing our planet's natural
capital will lead to the destruction of
humanity's own home.
Environmentally / Economically
• is envisaged as leading to the management
of all resources in a way, and at a rate which
enables people to meet their needs now
without compromising the ability of future
generations to meet their own needs.
• (Brundland Report, 1987)
International Council for Local Environmental
„Development that delivers basic
environmental, social and economic
services to all, without threatning the
viability of the ecological and
community systems upon which these
UNEP Criteria:United Nations Environment Programme
• Contributes to conservation of biodiversity.
• Sustains the well being of local people.
• Includes an interpretation / learning experience.
• Involves responsible action on the part of tourists
and the tourism industry.
• Is delivered primarily to small groups by small-
• Requires the lowest possible consumption of non-
• Stresses local participation, ownership and
business opportunities, particularly for rural
While the details vary, most
definitions of Sustainable and
CBT-Tourism boil down to a
special form of tourism that
1) it provides for environmental
2) it includes meaningful community
3) it is profitable and can sustain itself.
Asian Oasis Company
Asian Oasis – has been active in the Thai travel industry for 18 years
under different constellations, owners & names.
Established as an independent company since 2006, Asian Oasis
company brand are the owner and operator of 6 individual products;
Community based Eco Lodges:
- Mythical Journeys
- is a collection of unique and individual travel experiences which
take you through the Kingdom of Thailand from the Northern Province
of Chiang Rai to the southern paradise island of Phuket.
Created by passionate travelers, for 18 years Asian Oasis has worked
closely with local communities to create sustainable community-
based tourism while conserving the natural surroundings.
Not a tour operator, nor a hotel, but as of both, Asian Oasis offering
packages containing all aspects of well balanced programs that
integrate experiences, healthy meals and overnight stays in one
product, with no possibility for individual room reservations. This is to
preserve the authenticity and balance between the tourist, the
environment and the local population. “Sustainable Tourism.”
Sustainable Projects in Thailand
By Asian Oasis
•Bang Chang District, Chiang Mai Province
•Kiew Karn District, Chiang Khong, Chiang Rai Province
•Reforestation & Environment
•EarthCare (Various educational activities)
‣ Located in a Lisu Hilltribe community
‣ 4 Traditional Houses, each with 6 guest bedrooms.
‣ Common dining & living area at each home
‣ Central bar area, steam bath and gift shop
Sustainability & Community
‣ Market area for the community
‣ Environmental concerns for the buildings and the
‣ Energy consumption concerns : solar heating &
‣ Employ 19 Lisu people from the village to work at
‣ Engage local suppliers for all activities
‣ Organic vegetable garden
‣ Established in Collaboration with the
Population & Development Association (PDA)
‣ Located in a Hmong & Lahu community
‣ 4 Traditional houses, each with 4 guest rooms
‣ Common dining & living area at each home
Sustainability & Community
‣ Presentation area introducing the work of PDA
‣ Environmental concerns for the building & the
‣ Energy Consumption concerns : lighting & gas
‣ Employ 15 Hmong & Lahu people from the
village to work at the lodge
‣ Batik making area in the community
•Each local authority should enter into a
dialogue with its citizens, local
organisations, and private enterprises, and
adopt a "local agenda 21".
Agenda 21 is the action plan for sustainable development for the
21st century adopted by world leaders at the United Nations
Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) - the
Earth Summit - held in Rio de Janeiro in June 1992.
Asian Oasis was founded on the principles of
sustainable development emphasizing on;
•Preservation: of culture, traditions, nature and community
•Sustaining: the natural environment and the livelihood of the community
•Building strong and vibrant communities and protecting the environment
•Delivering the authentic experience to the visitors
The EarthCare Program
Designed to ensured that the local
community and Asian Oasis works
towards a common goal which is to
sustain the livelihood of the community
and their environment.
Creating opportunities for community
projects through schools, institutions,
internships and volunteers.
‣ Learning & Building: Community
‣ Discovery: New culture and self
‣ Awareness: traditions, communities
issues and environment.
‣ Past Projects:
‣ Building dams, schools & Museums
‣ Implementing waste recycling in villages
‣ Cleaning up the local community
‣ Teaching English
‣ Endangered Giant Cat Fish preservation
Learning, building and sustaining community
- Ethnic Minority along the Mekong River
Thursday Market, Song Pi Nong, Chiang Khong, Chiang Rai
•Learn about cross border trade of small communities between
Laos and Thailand.
Himmapaan Foundation is a network of organizations, individuals and
companies mainly in the travel-related industries. Working together to
support sustainable tourism in areas where tourism has had an impact
on the environment and local traditions.
It strives to encourage travelers to take part in activities to restore or
improve the quality of life of local people in their communities and
environmental protection projects.
‣ Active member of the HMP Foundation
‣ Manage HMP Visitor Center
‣ Encourage & sells activities with travelers
‣ Participate in seed collection and annual
Asian Oasis - Activities
Lahu Hill Tribe: the community is only accessible by trek.
• Education program: building a local school & English lessons (Kru Su Doi)
• Cultural & Heritage Perservation: museum building
• Reforestation: seed collection and waste disposal.
Lahu Outpost: Koop Kup District, Chiang Mai
Kru Su Doi: Developed with the Himmapaan to raise funds for the
salary of a school teacher at Kop Kup Lahu village, Chiang Mai.
The project helps children in the village ages between 2-7 years old to
have access to education.
Before the project began, the children had to trek for hours from their hill
tribe village to attend school, which is located on the foothill
• Volunteers work with local communities to plant trees in area which they impacted.
• Volunteers educate and work with the locals on the reforestation.
Mekhala - Traditional Rice Barges
• Life on Thailand Oldest Commercial River
• Study on the impact of communities living along the river by visits
June Bathra : traditional Chinese Junks in Phuket
Working with local fishermen and Muslim community in Phang
Nga Bay (Boat Crew, Catering, etc.)
The following principles should be
followed by everyone who implements
and participates in ecotourism
Build environmental and cultural awareness and respect
Provide positive experiences for both visitors and hosts
Provide direct financial benefits for conservation
Provide financial benefits and empowerment for local people
Raise sensitivity to host countries' political, environmental, and social climate
Support international human rights and labour agreements
so that our children can enjoy the same resources
and beauty that we have for generations.
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