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Iubat is proud to celebrate the forthcoming world tourism day on the 27th september, 2013

  1. 1. (Largest tourism news portal in Bangladesh) IUBAT is proud to celebrate the forthcoming World Tourism Day on the 27th September, 2013 World Tourism Day (WTD) takes place each year on 27 September. The purpose of WTD is to foster awareness among the international community on the social, cultural, political and economic importance of tourism. The celebration seeks to address global challenges outlined in the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and to highlight the contribution the tourism sector can make in reaching these goals. WTD is celebrated each year around the themes selected by the UNWTO General Assembly, on the recommendation of the UNWTO Executive Council. In recent years, the official themes have gained further visibility by being aligned to United Nations Observances. Centered on the theme „Tourism and Water: Protecting our Common Future‟, World Tourism Day 2013 will underline tourism´s responsibility and needed commitment to preserving the world´s vital water resources. The Republic of Maldives will host the official celebrations on 27 September 2013.
  2. 2. (Largest tourism news portal in Bangladesh) IUBAT- International University of Business Agriculture and Technology is proud to celebrate the forthcoming World Tourism Day at its University Campus on the 27th September, 2013 This year‟s World Tourism Day (WTD) theme focuses on tourism‟s significant role and contribution to worldwide water conservation efforts. The theme is in line with the UN General Assembly‟s declaration of 2013 as the United Nations International Year of Water Cooperation, providing the opportunity to further highlight the shared responsibility of the tourism sector to the wider sustainability objectives. As a trillion dollar economic sector, tourism is a powerful force capable of tackling this challenge by offering effective solutions geared towards a more sustainable water future. With over one billion people traveling internationally each year, tourism can also be an important vehicle of raising awareness and changing behaviors. UNWTO Secretary-General Taleb Rifai in his official WTD 2013 message said that “As one of the largest economic sectors in the world, it is the responsibility of the tourism sector to take a leadership role and ensure companies and destinations invest in adequate water management throughout the value chain. He said if managed sustainably, tourism can bring benefits to the national and local communities and support water preservation,” said he urged “all those involved in the tourism sector to join our global World Tourism Day campaign and continue to devise innovate solutions to ensuring sustainable access to water resources worldwide.” World Tourism Day will be a unique opportunity to examine the challenges facing water management in tourism and the measures being undertaken by the sector to protect and promote water resources while creating benefits for local populations around water tourism destinations. “Water water everywhere, not a single drop to drink” is a famous saying which means that each droplet of water matters as only 3% is drinkable water available on this Mother Earth. Water is considered both as Tourism Resource and an Asset, thus Water Planning and Sustainable Management are the most powerful instrument for the Tourism Development 1. A report launched today (09/07/2012) by Tourism Concern reveals the stark inequities of water access and consumption between tourist resorts and local people in developing countries. Water Equity in Tourism – a Human Right, a Global Responsibility, demands concerted action by governments and the tourism sector to protect community water rights over tourist luxury. 2. Featuring research from Bali, The Gambia, Zanzibar, and Goa and Kerala, south India, the report finds that the unsustainable appropriation, depletion and pollution of water by poorly regulated tourism are threatening the environment, while undermining living standards, livelihoods and development opportunities of impoverished local communities. 3. These communities often remain excluded from the benefits of tourism, but also include small businesses trying to earn a living from the sector in a context where government policies tend to favor international hotels and tour operators over local entrepreneurs. This scenario is leading to social conflict and resentment, while threatening the sustainability of the tourism sector itself. 4. Zanzibar: Luxury hotels consume up to 3,195 liters of water per room per day; average
  3. 3. (Largest tourism news portal in Bangladesh) household consumption – 93.2 liters of water per day. Guards patrol hotel pipelines to prevent vandalism by angry locals. A power cut led to a cholera outbreak in which at least four villagers died after consuming well water thought to have become contaminated with sewage from nearby hotels (4). 5. Goa, India: One five-star resort consumes some 1785 liters of water per guest per day; a neighboring resident consumes just 14 liters of water per day. Community wells are being abandoned due to contamination and declining water tables. 6. Kerala, India: Sewage and fuel from mushrooming numbers of tourist houseboats are polluting Kerala‟s intricate system of backwaters, affecting fish catches and livelihoods, and forcing communities to increasingly depend upon limited and erratic piped supplies. 7. Bali, Indonesia: Bali‟s iconic rice paddies are being lost at a rate of 1000 hectares a year due to spiraling land prices and the diversion of water to coastal resorts, threatening a water and food crisis. Despite being a „tourist paradise‟, diarrhea prevalence remains above the national average (5). 8. The Gambia: Women rise at 4am to queue for hours at water standpipes. Most hotels have private boreholes and pumps to ensure a constant water supply, but fail to pay for what they consume, despite the desperate need to finance improvements to public water infrastructure. 9. “The benefits of tourism-related jobs and economic growth are grossly undermined where governments fail to protect water rights and the environment from the impacts of poorly planned tourism development”, says Rachel Noble, Head of Policy and Research at Tourism Concern. 10. “Hotels and tour operators also have a clear responsibility to respect human rights in their operations and supply chains (6). It‟s time for the sector to take responsibility for its water use and address the wider impacts of its consumption beyond the hotel walls”, says Noble. “The UK Government needs to provide clear guidance to UK-based tourism businesses in this regard”. More about Tourism Concern‟s campaign for a UK Commission on Business, Human Rights and Environment 11. The report offers nine Principles of Water Equity in Tourism for governments, the tourism sector and civil society, as well as detailed recommendations for each set of stakeholders. 12. “The threats to water resources in tourist destinations are complex and challenging (7), and demand a coordinated response to effectively address them. We hope the WET Principles and recommendations will serve as useful guidance for governments and the tourism industry, and help to galvanize the necessary action to ensure that the water rights of poor communities are not compromised by tourism development,” states Noble. 13. Some 884 million people lack sufficient access to water and sanitation globally (11). In many tourism destinations in the global South, lack of infrastructure, government capacity and resources means that communities struggle to meet their daily water needs. The physically burdensome and time-consuming task of fetching water usually falls to women, which prevents them for engaging in other activities that could help them pull themselves and their families out of poverty. Meanwhile, neighboring resorts and hotels consume vast quantities of water in the servicing of guest rooms, landscaped gardens, swimming pools and golf courses. 14. Holidaymakers are also encouraged to play their part by following Tourism Concern‟s water saving tips for tourists (8), and by signing the Water Equity in Tourism
  4. 4. (Largest tourism news portal in Bangladesh) campaign petitions targeting the state governments of Goa (9) and Kerala (10). Tourism in Bangladesh is a developing foreign currency earner. The country was listed by Lonely Planet in 2011 as the “best value destination”. Bangladesh‟s tourist attractions include, historical and monuments, resorts, beaches, picnic spots, forests and tribal people, wildlife of various species. Bangladesh offers ample opportunities to tourists for angling, water skiing, river cruising, hiking, rowing, yachting, sea bathing as well as bringing one in close touch with pristine nature. In the northern part, comprising the Rajshahi division, there are archaeological sites, including the temple city Puthia in Rajshahi; the largest and most ancient archaeological site, Mahasthangarh in Bogra; the single largest Buddhist monastery, Paharpur in Naogaon; the most ornamental terracota Hindu temple in Bangladesh Kantaji Temple, and many rajbaris or palaces of old zamindars. In the south-western part, mainly the Khulna Division, there is the Sundarbans, the largest mangrove forest of the world with Royal Bengal Tiger andspotted deer. The historically and architecturally important sixty domed mosque in Bagerhat is a notable site. In the south-eastern part, which is the Chittagong division, there are natural and hilly areas like Chittagong Hill Tracts, along with sandy sea beaches. The most notable beach, in Cox‟s Bazar, is a contender for the title of longest unbroken sandy sea beach in the world. In the north-eastern part, Sylhet division, there is a green carpet of tea plants on small hillocks. Natural reserved forests are great attractions. Migratory birds in winter, particularly in the haor areas, are also very attractive in this area. Our contribution as a Tourism and Hospitality Professional to Improve the Tourism and Hospitality Sector in Bangladesh 1. A catchy as well as easy to remember Caption. Presently we have Bangladesh a “Beautiful Country”. Could be “Ak Desh Ak Bhasha Onek Nodi” / A Country of Riverine / A Natural Destination. 2. A positive Attitude in every citizen of Bangladesh 3. Selecting a Brand Ambassador, must be a celebrity from this country. 4. Creating Queen‟s Necklace 5. All the Tourist spots to be displayed in the 6. Brochures related to Tourism as well as Hospitality to be printed and distributed to the Mass ( Both domestic as well as International Tourist) 7. Linkages to be improved( roads/ sea/ air/ train) 8. Safety and Security to be strengthened 9. Information desk to be in place at the Railway station/ Airports/ Seaports as well as Roadways
  5. 5. (Largest tourism news portal in Bangladesh) 10. Skilled Manpower to be developed with proper professionalism 11. PPP ( Public Private Partnership) 12. Rigorous Training and Development 13. E-Governance as well E-learning 14. Discipline and Motivation 15. Standard Operating Procedures in place 16. Political Stability 17. Proper Publicity and Propaganda through advertisements, hoardings, glow sign boards, scroll 18. Satellite TV Coverage 19. Tourism and Hospitality as a subject in the College Course Curriculum 20. En cash the rich as well as varied experience of the Hospitality Professionals 21. Innovation and Actualization 22. Signing of MOUs between the Institutions/ Hotels/ Travel and Tours/ Ministry of Tourism 23. Exchange of Ideas as well as inviting Expats from overseas to upgrade the Tourism Sector 24. Assisting the Tourists both Domestic as well as International in all ways. 25. Boosting Domestic Tourists 26. Showcasing our Country‟s Culture, Heritage, Art& Craft, Hospitality & Diversity and Culinary Art 27. Going for Floatels, River Cruising and Manmade Island 28. Accountability and Sustainability 29. Reduce, Reuse and Recycle 30. Having in Place Federation of Hotel and Restaurant Association of Bangladesh 31. Hunar Se Rozgar – Imparting Hands on Experience as well as Training to the unskilled/ semi skilled Hotel and Tourism Professionals in terms of trade skills, food safety, soft skills, Hygiene and Sanitation. 32. Go Green 33. The citizens of Bangladesh are ready to learn provided they have a professional in place. 34. En cash all its rich resources and put it on a platter to the Tourists to enjoy, relish, enchant, venture, and carry a memorable experience and share it with their friends as well as near and dear ones “Word of Mouth” the most cheapest medium of advertisement , simultaneously reaching to the Mass. 35. We the Inhabitants of Bangladesh should sincerely believe in “Atithi debo bhavo” as well as “Atithi Debo Namah”. 36. Get rid of Water, Air as well as Sound Pollution.