Potentiality of Homestay Programs in Bangladesh: A Case Study of Paharpur Homestay

Rumana Parveen


Tourism is a promising economic sector in Bangladesh and many
localities of the country has introduced homestay program as an initiative for
promotion of tourism, as well as for rural economic development. The government of
Bangladesh considers homestay as a tool of community development. This paper
discusses the potentiality of homestay programs in the country and proposes a model
for Homestay program. The Paharpur Homestay Project is the pioneer in the
country and attracts much attention of the tourism stakeholders. The project has
been used as a case study for this paper.


Homestay program, village tourism, community based tourism (CBT), women empowerment, economic empowerment.

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