Study on Factors Influencing Tourism: Way Forward for Sustainable Tourism in Bangladesh

Md. Shafiqul Islam


This paper was discussed about the factors affecting and or influencing tourism in Bangladesh highlighting interaction between biotic and abiotic factors that should be taken into consideration. Construction works including infrastructure development, visitors trespass, damages of natural regeneration, disturbance of wildlife breeding, waste disposal, visitor’s behavior and attitude towards the nature and wildlife. On the other hand travel transports including water transport are causing serious problems to the tourism environment. Oil spill of the water transports in the sea and river also causing severe problems to the marine and aquatic ecosystem. Unwanted sounds, noise pollution created by the visitors are also severe threat for tourism.  There is an urgent need to develop community through motivation, training and building their capacity to participate in the sustainable tourism activities. Every tour operator need to be organized pre tour training for common understanding on sustainable tourism and how to behave with the nature, wildlife, plants, disposal of wastes in the right places, limit the sound, take care about the natural regeneration avoiding damages. This may create awareness among the mass people and will helpful for sustainable tourism.  Sustainable tourism possesses intrinsic values of economic development, environmental considerations and social flow towards the sustainability.

Keywords: Ecotourism; wildlife habitats; sustainable tourism; green approaches; sustainable development

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