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Rhetoric and reality in Bangladesh: Elite stakeholder perceptions of the implementation of tourism policy

Rhetoric and reality in Bangladesh: Elite stakeholder perceptions of the implementation of tourism policy

Hassan, Azizul, Kennell, James ORCID: 0000-0002-7877-7843 and Chaperon, Samantha (2020) Rhetoric and reality in Bangladesh: Elite stakeholder perceptions of the implementation of tourism policy. Tourism Recreation Research. pp. 1-16. ISSN 0250-8281 (Print), 2320-0308 (Online) (In Press) (doi:https://doi.org/10.1080/02508281.2019.1703286)

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Abstract

National tourism policy in Bangladesh is a relatively new development and this research is the first to focus on the implementation of tourism policy in Bangladesh. Taking a social constructivist perspective, interviews were carried out with thirteen elite stakeholders, from the public and private sectors, who are associated with the creation and implementation of tourism policy in Bangladesh. The data was analysed qualitatively using a content analysis approach to examine perceptions of the policy implementation process, and its success. In the case of Bangladesh, it is the persistence of hierarchical governance structures that appears to be hindering the effective implementation of tourism policy. This can be seen in the selection of priority areas by the government, the preferred policy instruments, and in the ways in which the private sector is being incentivised to support national tourism development.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Bangladesh; tourism policy; implementation; elite interviews; social constructivism
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Business
Faculty of Business > Department of Marketing, Events & Tourism
Faculty of Business > Tourism Research Centre
Last Modified: 30 Jan 2020 16:25
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
Selected for GREAT 2019: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/26506

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