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Community Based Tourism for Socio-Economic Development: Role of Public and Private Sector

Community based tourism (CBT) is relatively a new concept in Bangladesh and has started to gain momentum recently. It is popular with travellers who are looking for an experience to live closely with a particular community and learn about their way of life. The purpose of this paper is to look into how the community based tourism can be fostered to lead towards socio-economic development within a community. The paper follows an exploratory research that employs qualitative research methods by combining literature review and case study. The research addressed two projects as case studies, one from the public sector (Chor Kukri Mukri) and the other from the private sector (Avijatrik). In-depth interviews were conducted with the project co-ordinator for Chor Kukri Mukri and with the COO for Avijatrik. The interviews revealed how the novel concept of community based tourism was gradually introduced in different communities within a limited scope, and yet managed to make a remarkable impact on the livelihood and lifestyle of the local residents. The findings also highlight how the value chain has been established by both government authorities and private entrepreneurs leading towards socio-economic development of those rural communities. This paper contributes towards the existing pool of research in community based tourism. It would also help potential private entrepreneurs and aid strategic planning for government funded projects in future.

Tourism in Bangladesh, Community Based Tourism (CBT), Chor Kukri Mukri, Avijatrik, Socio-Economic Development

APA Style

Mashruha Zabeen, Mohammad Sayeeduzzaman, Ashfat Bin Islam. (2023). Community Based Tourism for Socio-Economic Development: Role of Public and Private Sector. International Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Management, 7(2), 70-77.

ACS Style

Mashruha Zabeen; Mohammad Sayeeduzzaman; Ashfat Bin Islam. Community Based Tourism for Socio-Economic Development: Role of Public and Private Sector. Int. J. Hosp. Tour. Manag. 2023, 7(2), 70-77. doi: 10.11648/j.ijhtm.20230702.13

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Mashruha Zabeen, Mohammad Sayeeduzzaman, Ashfat Bin Islam. Community Based Tourism for Socio-Economic Development: Role of Public and Private Sector. Int J Hosp Tour Manag. 2023;7(2):70-77. doi: 10.11648/j.ijhtm.20230702.13

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