Community Tourism aims to include local communities in any tourist development and ensures that the local community enjoys a fair share of the benefits.
Ideally, Community Tourism grows from within the community – developed by the people who live there. But no matter how a community tourist enterprise begins, it must involve interested local people who can genuinely be a part of, and actively contribute to these developments in their communities.
Community Tourism includes all interested and concerned local citizens, consulting with them and empowering them to work for the benefit of their communities. By doing this, it aims to protect and enhance communities and safeguard their environment – bringing economic, social and cultural benefits to their members.
Video Case Study: The Valleys Regional Park "Community Tourism Ambassador Training Scheme