Linkages Between Tourism and Energy Sector in Bangladesh
The development of the tourism industry requires a significant amount of energy at different stages. These include running an office, providing accommodation, marketing the product and transport. The rapid growth in the tourism sector can change the tourist’s preference for energy-intensive transportation and increase the non-renewable energy dependency of tourism. The energy sector in Bangladesh will be required to cope up with the changes in the industrial structure as part of tourism-related development activities. Coordination between the tourism and energy ministries would help to come up with a coordinated policy for these two sectors. For example, the hotels in the touristic areas might be given additional incentives for the innovation of renewable energy developments to meet the demands, promotion of energy awareness among the guests, etc. A public–private partnership will further help the country to tap the renewable energies which is located in coastal areas.
KeywordsTourism Bangladesh Export Tourist Renewables Industry
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