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Theoretical Discussion on Tourism Administration with Reference to Bangladesh

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Tourism industry is very unique in nature depending on the geographical locations of a country leaving the administrative rules, regulations and legal framework as distinctive. The major contribution of the Government is conventionally necessary to ensure proper administration of tourism in an area or region. Reviewing the existing tourism administration literature, this chapter relates and critically analyses the situation of tourism administration in Bangladesh as the case. This research outlines the tourism administrative structure in Bangladesh with the Ministry of Civil Aviation and Tourism (MOCAT) as the supreme. Bangladesh Parjatan Corporation (BPC) and Bangladesh Tourism Board (BTB) are the later government organisations in the line of tourism administration in the country. The Government of Bangladesh offers different courses and expertise development initiatives for tourism administration to become well aware about the legal rules, regulations, policies, frameworks and structure of administration related to this industry. This chapter identifies the insufficiencies and lacks of tourism administration in Bangladesh and labels that this industry both strategically and practically is very unlikely to be well-administered. So the chapter makes some recommendations in respect to get a developed tourism administration in the country. This study stresses on facing the present drawbacks and to ensure a well-deserved and effective tourism administration in the future.

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Islam, Y., Hassan, A. (2020). Theoretical Discussion on Tourism Administration with Reference to Bangladesh. In: Rahman, M.SU., Hassan, A. (eds) Tourism Policy and Planning in Bangladesh. Springer, Singapore. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-15-7014-8_2

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