Responsible Tourism with Bangladesh Eco Adventure
Tourism of Bangladesh is very little known in the world. People have no idea about the possibilities and potentiality of Bangladesh. Many of the tourism who visits Bangladesh for just to mark another country in their travel map or for just a transit to Bhutan or India. But, there is some real tourist, who has a visit see the real life, the real beauty, meet the real people and live the days like the best day ever.
Bangladesh is situated in the south east part of Asia, neighboring the Myanmar and India. Bangladesh is known for the textile industry. There are near about a million people who are involved with garments textile work. Comparing that, the tourism in Bangladesh is less known in the world especially among the westerners. Very few companies are in this business but in near future in can be bigger with government’s efforts and the involvement of the young generation.
Bangladesh Eco Adventure has begun its journey in 2014 March. It has been three years with ups and down. It is never been easy for us to survive here during the raise of worldwide extremism and islamophobia, economical rescission but now things are going better slowly. County is growing and GDP is improving.
Bangladesh Eco Adventure find out that, the main tourist product for any travelers which makes its different with other countries, are the people. People of Bangladesh are so generous, humble and interesting. Any tourist who have came and stayed here could never forgot the hospitality of the locals. If a tourist travel by bus and if there is no seats there, you will find someone who will offer you the seat, if there is no seat in the train, you will find someone who will share the seat, even at the last moment before the flight depart, if it is a local carrier they will take you in! It’s not something that words will be enough to describe about Bangladeshi local people. In my 10 years tourism guiding life, I witness so many unreliable stories. Even meeting a very poor guy will offer you the best food they have! That’s why we say, it is an ever friendly country in the earth.
Last ten years working with all for all big companies, we have found that, local peoples, indigenous peoples, people who make the trip special are not going to get any benefits from the Bangladesh Tourism. After establishing our company, we set up a goat to establish our responsible tourism department. It is still very small but already started to work in three different remote districts of the country on Rajshahi, Srimangal, Bandarban. Santal tribe Rajshahi, Mru tribe Bandarban , Tea pluckers Sreemangal area .
Bangladesh Eco Adventure first started with giving them school bag, sports kits etc to four different school in three different districts. All these school where the minorities or tribal people are student who often drops from the education because of lack of money. Bangladesh Eco Adventure stand along with disaster affected areas of Northern Bangladesh and North eastern Bangladesh. From our small income, we tried to help people.
Bangladesh Eco Adventure set their next goal to work in health reactor especially for the vaccination program in the remote hilly districts, Hepatitis B vaccination in the one of the prostitution village in Mongla , Baniyasanta . we have 01 student in Bandarbna hill district whom all educational expense bear by Bangladesh Eco Adventure and InshaALLH in near future , we would like to increase the number up to 05 student .
Responsible tourism in Bangladesh is much needed at the moment. We know some villages near sunarbans where if a tourist come, they will start asking for chocolate or pensile etc. it is goes that way, tourist will start to change the habits of the kids, and the tourism industry will be shaken up . We don’t encourage tourist to give food / chocolate to the local, giving pen to the school and helping with financially. We work with the village people and we give things through the teachers. I wish one day we will meet more travel agencies who will be doing more that what we are doing.
In responsible tourism we are very new! There are a lot of sectors we need to improve and we need work. Bangladesh Eco Adventure will appreciate all your comments and suggestions to make it more efficient!
“Travel anywhere, we will take care “
Bangladesh Eco Adventure