Dr Debapriya Bhattacharya – Sustainable Tourism in Bangladesh

Bangladeshi economist points out the kind of travel and tourism his country should pursue. We agree 100% at Crowdsourced Travel. Please join our effort to promote Sustainable Tourism in Bangladesh: http://bangladesh.crowdsourced.travel/ FULL TRANSCRIPT: "Bangladesh has to pitch itself for Sustainable Tourism. What is sustainable tourism? Sustainable tourism is when you do promote your tourism you create income, a flow of investment but you do not reduce the quality of the nature and the society and culture at the same time. Sustainable tourism is also linked to the millennium development goals. The first goal is the eradication of poverty. So sustainable tourism will mean linking the poor people, the informal sector into the private sector mainstream tourism sector. So, poverty alleviation and tourism should go hand in hand. This is the first principle of sustainable tourism. The second point is how to relate the natural issues or the preservation of natural capital of what we have. Whether it is Sundabarn or Cox's Bazaar beach. How do you like the environmental concerns with the tourism? The third pillar is to achieve the MDG goal #7, that is gender equity. How do you really bring in women employment to the tourism industry? Finally, the last but not the least is about the international partnerships, so you also look forward to international collaboration and international investment both in the infrastructure and the forms of tourism. I see the prospects."