Tourism in Bangladesh: Present Status and Future Prospects

Sanjay Chandra Roy, Mallika Roy


Bangladesh is full of natural beauty. It is surrounded by river, coasts and beaches, archaeological sites, religious places, hills, forest, waterfalls, tea gardens etc. The sundarban, Historic mosque city of Bagerhat, Ruins of the Buddihist vihara at paharpur are the three world heritage sites existed in Bangladesh among 1007.  To observe the beauty of nature, huge amount of domestic and foreign tourists visit the said places. In 2012, around six lakh  tourist came Bangladesh to visit and enjoy it’s natural beauty. The total contribution of travel and tourism to GDP was 4.4% , to employment was 3.8% and to investment was 1.5% in 2013. Bangladesh Parjatan Corporation (BPC) look after the tourism sector in Bangladesh under the ministry of Civil Aviation and Tourism. Due to some limitations, Bangladesh has failed to introduce to the tourists as a tourist destination country. The paper tries to focus on the attractive tourist spot of Bangladesh and the contribution of tourism in the Bangladesh economy. The major concern of the writer is to highlight the factors by which Bangladesh can be one of the major tourist attractive country in the world in near future.

Keywords: Tourism, Economy, Impact.

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