Tourism Diplomacy: A Feasible Tool of Building Nation’s Image through Tourism Resources. A Study on Bangladesh

Bapon Chandra Kuri, Synthia Islam, Sadia Afrin Ananya


All stakeholders of the tourism industry are consciously or subconsciously promoting their county to boost its tourism export. That’s why tourism is regarded as a hidden export and import industry. The actual base of tourism diplomacy is the application of soft power that covers people, culture, heritage, tradition, history, nationalism, national pride, hospitality, sports, tourism project, nature, prominent person and the participation of international peace mission. This study will reveal the secret pattern of tourism diplomacy and how it can play a crucial role to build up international bonding by breaking down the icy relationship between or among the nations through culture, tradition and heritage. This study figures out how Bangladesh can pertain tourism diplomacy to retain its country interest through representing its tourism resources to stakeholders in the international relationship. Moreover, it includes several ideas and factors of diplomacy though which tourism can play a role of creating peace among different counties of the world.

Keywords: tourism diplomacy, sustainable development, tourism export, green politics.

DOI: 10.7176/EJBM/12-24-10

Publication date:August 31st 2020

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