This project is aims to increase competitiveness of Kalimantan island as one of the ecotourism destinations in Indonesia that significantly contribute to sustainable natural resource management and low emission land use in line with forest protection. The project will support community tourism groups to develop high-quality community-based ecotourism products, especially in tour packages in Heart of Borneo (HoB) region and its supporting area. Moreover, the project will establish the network of tour operators In Kalimantan, which can support marketing and sales of these products. The program is implementing from 2021 until 2024.
The project consist of two objectives :
1. increase tourism contribution as alternative livelihood for sustainable natural resources management. This purpose has 3 activity components i.e produce Tourism Attraction Management Covid 19 Safety Guidelines, conduct assessment as a basis for implementing the activities, and produce Kalimantan ecotourism product standard.
2. Improve ecotourism product competitiveness.
This purpose covers 4 activity components as capacity building for tourism community groups, local government and TFCA partners; improve ecotourism tour packages; establish tour operator network in delivering ecotourism tour packages; building partnerships between tour operator network with others stakeholders; and promote ecotourism tour products in local, national and international market.
The project is funded by Tropical Forest Conservation Act Program from Yayasan Keanekaragaman Hayati Indonesia (KEHATI)