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Offline Sharmin Sultana

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Tea Tourism Destinations
« on: June 20, 2019, 04:39:38 PM »
Bangladesh is a country of natural beauty, hilly mountains, longest beach, warm climate, seven seasons which are the key factors to develop eco-tourism, sustainable tourism and rural tourism. Bangladesh has many archeological and historical sites too. And the hospitality of people and local culture, life style is a unique selling point. Tourism is a growing industry in Bangladesh. It generated 1, 25,000 international tourists in 2014 and international tourism generated US$ 1.5 trillion in export earnings and international tourist arrivals grew by 4.3% in 2014 to 1.133 billion. According to WTTC direct employment support by travel and tourism is forecast to rise by 2.9 percent per annum to 1,785,000 jobs or 1.9 percent of total employment in 2023. Bangladesh has many developed natural tourists destinations like Cox’s bazar, Sudarban, Sylhet, Kuakata, Chittagong Hill Tracts area like Rangamati, Khagrachari, Bandaraban. These destinations generate large numbers of domestic and international tourists yearly. Chittagong is a green city and it has many potentialities in Tea Tourism. There are many small and big Tea Estates in near Chittagong like Fatikchari, Rangunia, Potia, Bashkhali and Kaptai. The promotion of these places can motivate tourists towards the natural beauty, green leaf, hilly mountains in Chittagong district.
 
Tea tourism, though a new concept, is fast catching on with more and more tourists making their way to the lush green tea estates. Developing tea states as tourist destination can helps to develop an alternative revenue stream. Tea, being an agricultural commodity, is subject to cyclical fluctuations and there are times when the gardens are hard hit by falling international prices, vagaries of weather and labor troubles and various other factors and experience shows that in such difficult times, the promotion of tourism helps gardens overcome their crisis, if not wholly, at least partially.

Offline Kamrul Hasan Bhuiyan

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Re: Tea Tourism Destinations
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2019, 01:52:48 PM »
nice write up