Community-based Sustainable Tourism Development in Haa and Capacity Building on CBST in Bhutan


Goal of the project is to develop Haa as a model of community-based sustainable tourism (CBST) and to share the knowledge and skills of CBST development among relevant organizations in Bhutan. Village homestays, local guides, local souvenirs, tourist visitor center (Japanese Michi no Eki style) and CBST management body were developed in this project.

Haa CBST Group

List of activities

Project overview

Period January 2015 – January 2018
Country Kingdom of Bhutan
SDGs SDGs 5 SDGs 17
Donor Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)
Counterpart Royal Society for Protection of Nature (RSPN)
Websites Website (English), Facebook (English),
Website (Japanese), Facebook (Japanese)
Media coverages Side by Side: Make people happy with tourism! –Bhutan
(NHK World, 13 Sep 2017)
Haa halts new resorts to boost homestay business
(Kuensel Online, Dec 19, 2017)