We care about our lasting impact.
Local Alike works with three types of communities, categorized by their readiness to run a tourism business. On our platform, there are destinations where locals have become experts in operating community-based tourism. And there are also young up-and-coming villages that are rich in natural resources and diverse in things to do. These rising stars are ready to welcome guests from around the world and we work with them in surfacing the village's best for you.
Each type of community requires a different approach in community development and we find a balance in our development work by focusing on communities that can onboard quickly onto our platform. However, most of our time is spent with the younger communities where our development work is most needed.
|Level||Characteristics||Time to readiness||Examples|
|Little Star||The community has great things to offer for travelers. Their infrastructure is in great shape and the locals are excited to run their own tourism business.||7 to 12 months||Suan Pa Village, Si Pan Rai Tea Plantation|
|Rising Star||With great potential comes great opportunities. Working with guidance from the CBT-i, Local Alike shortlists a group of communities that are already offering great experiences for travelers.||3 to 6 months||Mae Sa Long Homestay, Ja Bu See Village|
|Superstar||These communities are renowned in the travel community and have since become seasoned pros in tourism. Local Alike's goal at these destinations is to help them achieve community development goals while introducing their expertise to our less experienced communities.||1 to 2 months||Koh Yao Noi Island, Prom Lok Community, Mae Kam Pong Village|