September 8, 2008

Tourism Performance in Bangladesh


Tourism has become the largest industry in the world . Nearly a billion people traveled in 2007 alone, generating 35 per cent of the world’s export of services and over 70 per cent for least Developed Countries. Tourism produced annual revenue of $733 billion, or two billion a day, in 2006. By 2020 1.6 billion people are expected to trot the globe.

These are staggering numbers. Are we prepared to tap into this burgeoning industry? We are not. We have to think global. just gauge Cox’s Bazar’s tourism barometer against those of Agra, Goa or Phuket- its hardly flattering. So we have to thing that the longest beach –in-the-world tag is just not enough to bring global tourists to Cox’s Bazar.

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