Building relationships with tourism stakeholders to support CBT

To deliver and sustain the CBT venture over the longer term, communities can develop partnerships and networks with relevant organizations to extend outreach, build resilience and create a supportive environment.

Positive relationships between CBT management teams and other tourism stakeholders build a strong foundation for CBT. Identifying, developing and managing positive relationships provides a strong foundation for effective and sustainable CBT.

CBT in many contexts requires engagement with the private sector. Appropriate relationships between communities and the private sector can benefit community-managed initiatives.

Collaboration between communities and tourism authorities (including peak industry bodies) can provide benefits around branding and positioning the CBT operation into the broader tourism marketplace.

Regional community tourism hubs can be a great source of support for CBT managers. These knowledge and networking centers can assist by providing information, facilitating learning and connecting communities with private operators and government agencies, and aid agencies.


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