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This is, after all, one of the longest unbroken sand beaches in the world, and it's here that enterprising Bangladeshi hoteliers are kick-starting the country's ecotourism sector. Bangladesh's tourism industry currently makes up only a small part of its fast-developing economy.A 2018 report from the World Travel and Tourism Council found that Bangladeshi tourism ranked 171 out of 185 countries globally in terms of the size of its tourism sector compared with contribution to gross domestic product -- 4.3 percent in 2017 .Anisul Haque Chowdhury, the managing director of the Mermaid resort chain, saw in Cox's Bazar an opportunity to implement his vision of what tourism in Bangladesh might look like. Having spent many years backpacking around the world, he returned with a knowledge of what the Bangladeshi tourism industry was missing, and what it could benefit from. However, Bangladesh's industrial development could damage the country's nascent sustainable tourism industry.For Chowdhury, Mermaid is a model that others could follow to promote sustainable tourism.
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