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Issue 4 | Volume 4 | 2021


Title: Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Tourism Industry: Possible Reconciliation Strategy for Bangladeshi Tourism Industry

Author(S): Mohammad Abu Horaira

Corresponding Author Affiliation*: International University of Business Agriculture and Technology (IUBAT), Bangladesh

Abstract:

The novel corona virus (COVID-19) has created a significant impact with international travel bans affecting over 90% of the world population and extensive restrictions on public gatherings and community mobility, tourism mainly comes to a halt in March 2020. Especially Tourism is at a risk to assess to counteract pandemics because of restricting mobility and social distancing. This paper is based on secondary document analysis from various journals, newspaper articles, World Health Organization (WHO), United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC), Bangladesh Parjatan Corporation (BPC), reports, and papers of various tourism-related Bangladeshi organizations’ (PATA, TEAB, TOAB etc.). The paper provides a critical assessment of the reported impacts of COVID-19 on global tourism, particularly on Bangladesh, and is looking for way-out and regional recovery suggestions against the uncertainty of COVID-19. 

Keywords: COVID-19, Travel, Community, Mobility, Tourism, Pandemics, Global, Bangladesh.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.37227/ITHJ-2021-03-108

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