Tourism policy planning in Bangladesh: Background and some steps forward
Middlesex University Dubai
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Tourism policies and plans seek to resolve tourism development issues, safeguard the built and natural heritage, and achieve sustainable socioeconomic development in relation to the aspirations of current and future generations (Edgell & Swanson, 2013). However, performance of the tourism sector depend on various factors such as the policy formulation capacities of a country with the active involvements of key stakeholders. This conceptual research critically outlines dynamics of national tourism policy formulation with special reference to Bangladesh. Bangladesh has unique tourism resources and has the potential to develop tourism as an important means for its social and economic development. Sound and evidence-led tourism policies and political support along with participation of the private and voluntary sector are essential for Bangladesh become a successful and sustainable tourism destination. However, there is a felt need for further research on tourism policy, planning and management of Bangladesh tourism to develop a knowledge base and identify constraints and opportunities for its successful and sustainable development.
e-Review of Tourism Research;
Hassan, A. and Kokkranikal, J. (2018) 'Tourism policy planning in Bangladesh: Background and some steps forward', e-Review of Tourism Research, 15(1).
Article published in e-Review of Tourism Research in 2018, available open access at: https://journals.tdl.org/ertr/index.php/ertr/article/view/166.
Cardiff Metropolitan University (Grant ID: Cardiff Metropolian (Internal))
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