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Evaluation of COVID-19's Effects and Opportunities for Bangladesh's Sustainable Tourism

aHungarian University of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Hungary
bUniversity of Debrecen, Hungary
cThe Tourism Society, UK

The Emerald Handbook of Destination Recovery in Tourism and Hospitality

ISBN: 978-1-80262-074-0, eISBN: 978-1-80262-073-3

Publication date: 7 November 2022


Travel ban, restriction and health hazards are the results of disruptive shocks in the tourism industry leading to a significant negative impact on the tourism business. We investigated the COVID-19 induced different restrictions effects in Bangladesh through the synthesis of the literature evidence. Our study found the tourism industry is one of the hardest-hit service industries worldwide during the pandemic. The main purpose of this chapter is to discuss the impact of COVID-19 on the tourism and hospitality industry in Bangladesh. New post-epidemic potentials for sustainable tourism growth are outlined. The consequences of COVID-19 in global sustainable tourism are discussed using a qualitative technique based on emergent literature, the most recent tourism reports and content analysis in this chapter. This book chapter complements the literature inventory on COVID-19 by estimating and tracking the world economy's major effects, the impact on sustainable travel and tourism, the effects on nature wildlife tourism and (new) openings for further sustainable tourism. Finally, it analyses the nature and scope of COVID-19's effects on tourism, recovery and resolution in the post-pandemic tourism industry, as well as the suggestions for future growth of sustainable tourism.



Nekmahmud, M., Rabbi, M.F. and Hassan, A. (2022), "Evaluation of COVID-19's Effects and Opportunities for Bangladesh's Sustainable Tourism", Mohanty, P., Sharma, A., Kennell, J. and Hassan, A. (Ed.) The Emerald Handbook of Destination Recovery in Tourism and Hospitality, Emerald Publishing Limited, Leeds, pp. 87-104.



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