DHAKA: TripZip, a young start-up, conducted a campaign jointly with Bangladesh Tourism Board (BTB), to develop responsible behaviour among the young tourists of Bangladesh through “Don’t Do Campaign” to protect environment, specially in areas of tourist attractions.
The 15-day social media-based campaign ran from June 25-July 10 with a tagline “Inspiring Responsible Tourism,” involving six themes which encompass A to Z of don’ts of travelling, awareness campaign, feedback from travellers and contests based on themes.
A spokesperson said, to promote adventure and experience-based travel to attract more travellers to Bangladesh, TripZip started a social mission to make travel more convenient for youths, females and backpacker community through its services.
Tourism is one of the world’s largest industries and has become one of the fastest growing economic sectors today. The management of tourism affects the conditions of destinations and host communities, and more broadly the future of ecosystems, regions and nations.
But unfortunately, this desire somehow gets lost in our course of action, especially when we are traveling. The biggest example can be illustrated through our usual acts of littering in wrong places, removing rare plant leaves, feeding animals in zoo, dumping wastes in river and sea, disposing plastic bags, cups etc. in tourist attractions like Sundarbans, Cox’s Bazar, Bandarban, Sylhet, Saint Martin’s, Kuakata beach and many more, the spokesperson added.