The nature of the region is unique, and we were very surprised to find that the share of tourism in Katon-Karagay is less than 1% in the region's economy. To help change this situation, together with the community of the area, we have developed a strategy for the development of tourism based on communities: Community Based Tourism (CBT). Now we are already scaling up the program “Guest houses” in the Ulan district.
Catering Preparation Course
In this module, we teach the basics of sanitation and food safety in catering, record keeping and customer service.
In 2020-2021, we conducted “Altai damy” off-site courses for the owners of 5 guest houses and 16 catering facilities in the Katon-Karagay district. As part of the program, entrepreneurs received recommendations on kitchen equipment and developed a unique menu.
Basic guide training course
This module provides basic information for guides working in rural areas. We teach the basics of working with tourists and crisis management, tell how to make a tourist plan, work with partners and suppliers, and prepare for out-of-town multi-day tours.
We conducted a course for guides on the UNWTO system, owners of places of accommodation for foreign tourists and a course for employees of the Katon-Karagay SNNP on working with tour operators and tourists.
11 guides trained in 2020
8 guides trained in 2021