Saint Martin's Island Case Study

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Saint Martin's Island is located in the northeast of the Bay of Bengal, about 9 km south of the Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. During the tourist season an average of 3500 people visit this island daily, which is beyond the holding capacity of this small marine island. From the last few years Saint Martin's Island, which is the only coral-bearing island in Bangladesh, has been facing an ecological disaster due to excessive tourism activities. This island is under threat from unlimited and environmentally irresponsible tourism activities. The fragile eco-system of Saint Martin's Island is suitable for the sustainable tourism. The aim of this study is to know the perception and awareness level of young tourists about sustainable tourism. This study …show more content…
They are: economic sustainability, ecological sustainability, long-term viability of tourism and accepting tourism as a part of an overall strategy of sustainable development. On the other hand, Bramwell (1996) identifies seven dimensions of sustainability in sustainable tourism management and these are: environmental, cultural, political, economic, social, managerial and governmental. So, sustainable tourism will help to the negative impacts of tourism activities and will help to preserve and conserve the natural built …show more content…
They often show similar hedonistic tastes.
• Travel expenses of young travelers provide more benefits for the locals because they tend purchase more.
• They play a major role in the development of a destination by being the first to visit new places and attractions.
• Finally, satisfied the young travelers will not act as ‘potentials’ of buying more goods except they would be the next ‘target’.
Generally youth tourists loved to travelling unknown and remote places to experience a variety of culture. They choose their vacation in their own way and prefer travelling by bus or train that allows them to interact with the local community. Young tourists also avoid the activities that are destructive to the environmental. So these factors are directly or indirectly related with the sustainable tourism. In 2015 The World Youth Student and Educational (WYSE) suggested that the youth and student travelers age 15 to 29 are estimated to represent 23% of international tourist

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