Homestay is one type of tourism that promotes interaction between host families and tourists. However, there is no global and specific interpretation of homestay because it differs from one country to another. In many countries, the program is known as rural or farm tourism. Its concept is similar to that of homestays in Kyrgyzstan, namely the provision of sleeping space, breakfast and participation in activities with the family. A homestay refers to the experience of tourists or visitors living together with a selected host family while interacting and experiencing the day to day life of the family, including their cultural lifestyle. The visitors will have the opportunity to participate in routine activities of the community as well as interact with the hosts in the exchange of knowledge, culture and experience. In essence, homestays cannot simply be classified as a form of accommodation because of ther emphasis on the concept of lifestyle and experience, encompassing local culture and economic activities. Our tourists participate in homestays to experience for themselves the atmosphere of the village and its community’s lifestyle. There are also visitors who join the program for cross-cultural study of language and rural communities’ lifestyles. The homestay program which was introduced in Kyrgyzstan by CBT (Community Based Tourism Project, a project since 2000), has received an encouraging response, attracting several hundred rural service providers to the tourism.
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