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TOURISM IN BANGLADESH

Tourism in BangladeshGDP: The total contribution of Travel &Tourism to GDP, including its wider economic impacts, is forecast to rise by 6.4% pa from BDT 391.6bn (4.8% of GDP) in 2011 to BDT 725.5bn (5.0%) by 2021.

Employment: Travel & Tourism is expected to support directly 1,509,000 jobs (1.9% of total employment) in 2011, rising by 2.6% pa to 1,951,000 jobs (2.0%) by 2021. The total contribution of Travel & Tourism to employment, including jobs indirectly supported by the industry, is forecast to rise by 2.7% pa from 3,326,000 jobs (4.2% of total employment) in 2011 to 4,322,000 jobs (4.4%) by 2021.

Visitor Exports: Travel & Tourism visitor exports are expected to generate BDT 6.6bn (.4% of total exports) in 2011, growing by 12.7% pa (in nominal terms) to BDT 13.5bn (.5%) in 2021.

Investment: Travel & Tourism investment is estimated at BDT 33.5bn or 1.6% of total investment in 2011. It should rise by 6.2% pa to reach BDT 61.1bn (or 1.7%) of total investment in 2021.