Discovering the Constraining Factors that Prohibit the Ecotourism Development in Kuakata, Bangladesh: A Preliminary Investigation

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Authors: Md. Galib Ishraq Emran, Khandaker Tanveer Ahmed, Sheikh Ashib Anzum, Md Abu Raihan, and Sanchita Banerjee
Page Range: 1-18
Published in: Current Politics and Economics of South, Southeastern, and Central Asia
ISSN: 2157-6270

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This research was carried out at Kalapara Upazila, where Kuakata, one of the country’s most popular tourist destinations, is situated. The purpose of this study was to look at the issues that limit tourism in Kuakata by analyzing replies from the locals. The data was collected by conducting face-to-face interviews with residents of the study locations and 64 inhabitants of diverse ages and professions took part. Analyses were performed using Microsoft Excel and SPSS. The study looked at air and water quality, natural catastrophes, road and transit conditions, medical facilities, local violence, and waste management as restriction factors. The findings indicate that education, road and transportation infrastructure, and health services all need to be upgraded. Well-developed precautionary measures for natural calamities, enhanced law and order against violence, waste disposal and necessary tourism development must be ensured. Further research in this area could yield more information.

Keywords: Kuakata, Kalapara, ecotourism, constrain factor, tourist, economy, catastrophe.