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Overview

According to the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) the travel and tourism industry contributed BDT381.6bn to the economy of Bangladesh in 2011, and supported 2,880,500 jobs, including those indirectly supported, accounting for 4.1% of total employment in the country. This placed it 155th in the world (out of 181 countries) in terms of the industry’s relative contribution to the economy, with a 4.7% share of GDP, compared to the world average of 14% (WTTC 2011). In 2009 the country saw 267,000 tourist arrivals, with India remaining the country’s largest inbound market, accounting for nearly 60% of the total number of visitors in 2010. The number of arrivals from China, Japan and Australia also saw significant growth in that year, alongside an increase in business traffic as Bangladesh continues to emerge as a low-cost manufacturing centre. In 2011 visitor exports generated BDT6.9bn, constituting 5% of the total exports of the country.

The revamping of the Bangladesh Parjatan Corporation, the government tourism organisation, saw in 2010 an altered Tourism Policy and the establishment of the Bangladesh Parjatan Board and the National Tourism Council. The new board is still part of the Ministry of Civil Aviation and Tourism, rather than a separate tourism ministry. The Corporation manages numerous tourist attractions, accommodation and restaurant facilities in the country. A number of associations represent individuals and organisations in the industry, including Tour Operators Association of Bangladesh, Tour Developers Association of Bangladesh and the Association of Travel Agents of Bangladesh.

Tourism and Travel organisations in Bangladesh
Bangladesh Parjatan Corporation
Ministry of Civil Aviation and Tourism
Ministry of Civil Aviation and Tourism