Sustainable tourism is a broad notion that encompasses the entire tourism experience, from economic, social, and environmental concerns to enhancing tourist experiences and meeting the requirements of host communities. Sustainable tourism benefits, not just tourists, but also local communities. As a result, an increasing number of people are altering their perceptions about travel. This can have a beneficial effect on a country. Traveling should not be detrimental, and people are finally grasping this concept. Sustainable travel is all about demonstrating our concern. Nowadays, the number of travelers continues to grow. If we do not do so responsibly, how will we be able to continue traveling? Tourism has huge potential and can be beneficial. However, travelers must be aware of this. Sustainable tourism can be accountable for three primary things: it benefits the environment, it benefits local communities, and it can generate economic benefits. On the other hand, Education is a necessary component of any development initiative. As such, it applies equally to the development of tourism and tourism businesses in Bangladesh. Tourism education development is the most effective tool for developing indigenous knowledge about tourism services and equipping our people to excel in both the tourism business and tourism professions. We also cannot overlook educating our human resources for international opportunities as professionals in the global tourism market. Currently, there is a limited opportunity for institutionalizing tourism education in the public and private sectors, in comparison to the number of chances available.
With the theme of “Economic Growth: Role of Sustainable Tourism and Education” this Panel Discussion will emphasize how sustainable tourism and education can contribute to economic growth. The College of Tourism and Hospitality Management aims to compile the key discussions and distribute them to the tourism authorities, stakeholders, and media to disseminate the outcome of discussion for further action.