Expansion of Tourism Sector in Bangladesh

Journal of Management Awareness, Vol. 5, No. 1&2, 2008

20 Pages Posted: 8 Jul 2009 Last revised: 10 Jul 2009

See all articles by Mohammad Shamsuddoha

Mohammad Shamsuddoha

Western Illinois State University; University of Chittagong

Sayed Ahasanul Alam Pervez

affiliation not provided to SSRN


University of Science and Technology Chittagong (USTC) - Faculty of Business Administration

Date Written: December 1, 2008


Bangladesh is a vacationland and it has many facets for local and foreign tourist. Her tourist attractions include archeological sites, historic mosques and monuments, resorts, beaches, picnic spots, forest and wildlife. Bangladesh is a riverine country having attractive panoramic beauty. There are hills, vales, deep and mangrove forests, rivers and the longest beach in the world. In this country, the scope of nature based tourism, research based tourism, culture based tourism and eco-tourism is quite evident. In Bangladesh, prospective areas are present, minimum infra-structural arrangement is developing, role of government is now positive, private and public organizations have come forward side by side to attract the local and foreign tourists, researchers, dignitaries and foreign delegates. Having all the minimum requirements, the tourism industry could not develop adequately. The cracks of problem could not identify accurately because of paucity of sufficient number of research and investigations in our country. Out of different problems, the researchers have concentrated their focus to human resource development aspect for tourism sector in Bangladesh. It is due to low literacy rate of general people, they cannot communicate with the domestic and foreign tourists significantly. So, the tourists felt discourage to visit repeatedly to the tourist spots. It is not possible to increase literacy rate dramatically to develop communicative skill of mass people. The researchers feel that a group of personnel could be developed on an emergency basis to face the immense need of the tourism industry in Bangladesh. Presently, specialized formal education like bachelor’s degree, under graduate degree or postgraduate degrees are not available in universities of Bangladesh on tourism. No specialized training program is being found to develop skilled personnel in this regard. In some International Hotels, Parjatan Corporation and at private level tourist agencies very limited scope of on the job training has been developed. This study will facilitate the decision makers to assess the intensity of the problem and to plan accurate measures to train and develop a good number of manpower for facing the current need readily. This could benefit the tourism industry in multiple ways. This could change the economic picture of tourism sector and contribute a big share in the GDP of Bangladesh.

Keywords: Tourism, Development, Marketing

Suggested Citation

Shamsuddoha, Mohammad and Alam Pervez, Sayed Ahasanul and Nasir, Tasnuba, Expansion of Tourism Sector in Bangladesh (December 1, 2008). Journal of Management Awareness, Vol. 5, No. 1&2, 2008, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1431502 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1431502

Mohammad Shamsuddoha (Contact Author)

Western Illinois State University ( email )

School of Management and Marketing
Macomb, IL 61455
United States
61455 (Fax)

HOME PAGE: http://www.wiu.edu

University of Chittagong ( email )

Department of Marketing, Faculty of Business Admin
University of Chittagong, Bangladesh
Chittagong, Chittagong 4331

HOME PAGE: http://www.shamsuddoha.webs.com

Sayed Ahasanul Alam Pervez

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Tasnuba Nasir

University of Science and Technology Chittagong (USTC) - Faculty of Business Administration ( email )

Chittagong, 4202

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