Potentials of Community Based Tourism Development: A Study on Maheshkhali, Bangladesh Jameni Jabed Suchana & Manzuma Sharmin Munne

  Potentials of Community Based Tourism Development: A Study on Maheshkhali, Bangladesh

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Jameni Jabed Suchana & Manzuma Sharmin Munne

Abstract

Years after years, Community Based Tourism (CBT) has been used as a response to the negative impacts of the international mass tourism development that is traced back in 1970’s. It ascertains the participation of small rural communities and conservation of nature and local culture. Despite growing studies on the role of Community Based Tourism, a few researches has been conducted on developing community-based tourism in Maheshkhali, an upazila of Cox’s Bazar District in the division of Chittagong, Bangladesh. This paper reviews how CBT development in Maheshkhali can assure economic development of local people, preserve tradition and culture of Rakhains and maintain environmental balance. This study is a descriptive research drawing on empirical data and literatures from different sources. To review the existing literature, desk based research method has been followed. Again, secondary data has been analyzed theoretically. Further, informal interview method was followed to discuss with locals, tourists, and experts of tourism industry. This study finds out that there is a huge scope of developing CBT in Maheshkhali and it is feasible if active participation is ensured of all stakeholders. With the limitations of reliable data and unavailability, this paper tries to fulfill an identified need to study how CBT development can preserve culture and tradition of a community, generate revenue and protect environment in any other island, hills or area of Bangladesh.  This research can help relevant stakeholders to better understand the necessity of developing CBT in Maheshkhali to ensure sustainability.

Keywords: Community Based Tourism (CBT), Economic Development, Cultural Aspect, Environment Preservation.

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Title: Potentials of Community Based Tourism Development: A Study on Maheshkhali, Bangladesh
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Jameni Jabed Suchana & Manzuma Sharmin Munne

Journal Name: International Journal of Science and Business
Website: ijsab.com
ISSN: ISSN 2520-4750 (Online), ISSN 2521-3040 (Print)
DOI: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3896777
Media: Online and print
Volume: 4
Issue: 5
Acceptance Date: 11/06/2020
Date of Publication: 16/06/2020
PDF URL: https://ijsab.com/wp-content/uploads/534.pdf
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Page: 98-104
First Page: 98
Last Page: 104
Paper Type: Research Paper
Current Status: Published

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Jameni Jabed Suchana & Manzuma Sharmin Munne (2020). Potential of Community Based Tourism Development: A Study on Maheshkhali, Bangladesh. International Journal of Science and Business, 4(5), 98-104. doi: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3896777

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Jameni Jabed Suchana, Assistant Professor, Department of Tourism and Hospitality Management, Faculty of Business Studies, University of Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Manzuma Sharmin Munne, (Corresponding Author) Lecturer, Department of Tourism and Hospitality Management, National University, Gazipur, Bangladesh.

 

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3896777

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