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Tourism & Hospitality Management (THM) / Defining TOURISM
« on: August 19, 2015, 04:34:02 PM »
Tourism is travel for recreation, leisure, religious, family or business purposes, usually for a limited duration. Tourism is commonly associated with international travel, but may also refer to travel to another place within the same country. The World Tourism Organization defines tourists as people "traveling to and staying in places outside their usual environment for not more than one consecutive year for leisure, business and other purposes".[1]

Tourism has become a popular global leisure activity. Tourism can be domestic or international, and international tourism has both incoming and outgoing implications on a country's balance of payments. Today, tourism is a major source of income for many countries, and affects the economy of both the source and host countries, in some cases being of vital importance.


    Travel agents usually sell packages, they have bought from various tour operators.
    Tour operators look into all the aspects of a vacation, they plan almost each and everything. While, travel agents sell packages to their clients on the basis of where do their clients actually want to go.
    There are specialized tour operators as well. Dealing with specially one country at a time. But there’s no specialization in the case of a travel agent.
    Some travel agents work directly with tour operators and provide the tour operators with the information of clients.
    A travel agent keep his profit. While, a tour operator keeps less profit than a travel agent.
    Many a people now prefer a tour operator rather a travel agent.

Tourism & Hospitality Management (THM) / Travel Agent VS Tour Operator
« on: August 19, 2015, 04:25:31 PM »

Travel Agent:

As we have talked about the main difference already. A travel agent only plans or organizes the trip. He does not accompany travelers or tourists. If he’s working under a travel agency then he plans everything out for the tourists. Moreover, a travel agent help the tourists in buying tickets, telling them about promotional offers on ticket purchase. Some travel agents are also private retailers. They advertise various hotels, places, resorts of different counties or cities to their customers. For this, they charge money, of course. They even pay services to the travelers on behalf of all these hotels, resorts or even rent-a-car services. So, they actually sell products on behalf of suppliers. They even tell the travelers about discount offers.
Tour Operator:

There are specialized tour operators as well. Like for one distinct country, there will be a specialized tour operator, who knows almost everything about that place. Tour operate also supply travelers with a complete package of residency, transportation and even flight. So, tour operators basically create pre-packages holidays for the travelers. So, a tour operator actually plans out the tour or holiday. He book tickets, a hotel, destinations, flight, transportation and even food! You can also ask for a tour guide. Their responsibility is to provide your vacation with all the necessities.

Tourism & Hospitality Management (THM) / Tour operator
« on: August 19, 2015, 04:23:02 PM »
A tour operator typically combines tour and travel components to create a holiday. They prepare itinerary. The most common example of a tour operator's product would be a flight on a charter airline plus a transfer from the airport to a hotel and the services of a local representative, all for one price. Niche tour operators may specialise in destinations, e.g. Italy, activities and experiences, e.g. skiing, or a combination thereof. The original raison d'être of tour operating was the difficulty of making arrangements in far-flung places, with problems of language, currency and communication. The advent of the internet has led to a rapid increase in self-packaging of holidays. However, tour operators still have their competence in arranging tours for those who do not have time to do DIY holidays, and specialize in large group events and meetings such as conferences or seminars. Also, tour operators still exercise contracting power with suppliers (airlines, hotels, other land arrangements, cruises, etc.) and influence over other entities (tourism boards and other government authorities) in order to create packages and special departures for destinations otherwise difficult and expensive to visit

Tourism & Hospitality Management (THM) / Re: “carrying capacity”
« on: August 19, 2015, 04:21:11 PM »
thank you sir

The creation of value in a tourism destination can be determined by the specialization through the creation of products targeted toward specific market segments. The creation of tourism products is a process that needs different elements and follows some steps. The initial step is where all basic elements are taken into account, afterwards the product is created and finally it is communicated to the market so that it can be consumed by a part of tourism demand.

Tourism & Hospitality Management (THM) / sustainable tourism
« on: August 01, 2015, 06:30:54 PM »
Sustainable tourism is the concept of visiting a place as a tourist and trying to make only a positive impact on the environment, society and economy. Tourism can involve primary transportation to the general location, local transportation, accommodations, entertainment, recreation, nourishment and shopping.

Tourism & Hospitality Management (THM) / “carrying capacity”
« on: August 01, 2015, 05:43:32 PM »
One of the most contentious issues with respect to the development of tourism throughout the world is the concept of “carrying capacity”. The tourism activities are related to different natural resources such as mineral resources, geotropic, cultural site...The rapid but unplanned development and utilization of these resources create a risk of losing their recovery capacities, destroying the basic functionalities of ecosystem within tourism areas. Various tourism-related factors can be identified to have impact on these resources, among which the number of tourists would be the most important one. The concept of carrying capacity of a tourism site was stemmed from this perception (Nghi et al., 2007). This concept is important in the tourism planning which aims to sustainable tourism development.

Natural Science / Upcoming chain hotels in Bangladesh
« on: July 29, 2015, 06:43:27 PM »
10 more five-star hotels in the offing

Ten more five-star hotels in Dhaka and Chittagong are going to be built in Bangladesh as demand for accommodation escalating with shining economic performance.
Frequent visits by increased number of the foreign businessmen coupled with hosting of international sports events has helped boost the demand, industry insiders said.
A number of international hotel chains and local conglomerates will jointly establish the hotels likely by next 2-3 years.
Of them, Le Meridien is now under construction at the capital’s Nikunjo along the Airport road, which was scheduled to open in July.
Best Holdings Ltd, a local concern of Metro Group, is constructing the building with 304 rooms.
Other hotels include Marriott International, Sheraton, Westin, Novotel and Hilton, among others.
Bangladesh presently has four five-star hotels with a total of nearly 1,000 luxury rooms. The annual occupancy rate on an average is 55-60%, said the industry insiders.
The US-based Starwood Hotels and Resorts acquired the French Le Meridien in December last year.
Besides, the local Jamuna Builders Ltd signed a deal with another US-based hotel chain Marriott International to set up a 700-room luxury hotel in Dhaka.
The company inked another deal in early 2012 with Pacific Jeans for a 250-room luxury hotel in Chittagong.
“Bangladesh has a thriving economy, with the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) growing at about 6% for the past five years,” said Simon Cooper, President of Marriott International for the Asia-Pacific region.
He said Dhaka is currently underserved in terms of quality hotel accommodation, but it is set to grow strongly in the near future.
According to Bangladesh Parjatan Corporation (BPC) officials, roughly 500,000 foreigners arrived in Bangladesh in 2012 with above 80% of them on business and official tours and the remaining as tourists.
Unique Hotel and Resorts Ltd which owns Westin Dhaka will also build a second Westin in Dhaka’s Banani area.
“The process to start works is at final stage now,” said Mustafa Noor E Safa recently, when he was marketing head of Westin Hotel.
In March, Unique Hotel and Resorts Ltd signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Starwood Hotels and Resorts on management of these properties.
In September last year, Hilton Worldwide signed a management agreement with Premier Hotels and Resorts to manage Hilton Dhaka to be built at Gulshan.
The 250-room Hilton Hotel is expected to be launched in 2015.
Dhaka Sheraton Hotel will be built by a local business company at a place between Bashundhara residential area and Purbachal. Besides, Holiday Inn will be developed at Tejgaon Industrial Area.
A leading Bangladeshi footwear exporter has also planned to build Novotel Hotel in Dhaka. The Novotel Hotel is a subsidiary of the Accor Group of France.
Besides, the Accor in a statement announced that it would start operating two hotels under management contracts.
The hotels are Novotel Dhaka Gulshan Avenue in the capital and Novotel Chittagong in the port city. There will be a total of over 350 rooms in the two hotels.
Bangladesh will be the Accor’s 17th market in the Asia-Pacific region.
“The two properties will add much-needed hotel inventory to Bangladesh’s two largest cities– Dhaka and Chittagong,” said Michael Issenberg, chairman and chief operating officer, Accor Asia-Pacific, in a statement.
“We see Bangladesh as a tremendous opportunity for expansion, given the country’s growing manufacturing presence in the region.”
About the flurry of five-star hotels in the country, Marketing Communications Manager at Ruposhi Bangla Hotel Shahidus Sadeque said: “With the expansion of Bangladesh’s economy, the visit of foreign businesses is now on the rise, which increased the demand for luxury hotels.”
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Women are the catalyzers of all success stories.Women are working in the airlines sectors especially in the area of reservation, servicing, administration and others.

•   They are also working in the lodging industry in the front office, housekeeping, and service providing, administration and so on.
•   They are working in the travel agency as well as tour operation. They can be trained as the most demanding travel guide.
•   They are seen to work in the Global Distribution systems in homely environment.

Faculty Sections / The potential of tourism industry in Bangladesh
« on: December 10, 2014, 12:25:20 PM »
In Bangladesh we have lots of resources to make our motherland as an unique destination for international tourists.We just need to take some proper steps.

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