A new way to look at tourism and local development

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Unprecedented growth in tourism and travel to developing countries is threatening indigenous language and culture, disrupting local economies, and hurting the ecology of some areas.

CBT International is addressing an important need in developing nations along the historic Silk Road. We advise community groups, NGOs, and governments on how to develop community-based tourism in a responsible way. By empowering local families and stakeholders to directly participate in the tourism industry, we believe tourism can be an effective means of community development, rather than community destruction. Learn more…