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Views On Tourism Project initiator, Danish Majbritt Magnussen (former Thomsen), vision the creation of a grass root sustainable tourism movement in Bangladesh and South Asia build on knowledge sharing and network.

Living in Bangladesh from 2007 to 2010 she has shared her views through newspaper articles, TV appearance and seminars on the status of the Bangladeshi tourism sector, the vision of a sustainable tourism development and the potential of regional cooperation. These PR initiatives have also included on The Views On Tourism Project as well as her 2008 report on the Bangladeshi tourism potential for The Royal Danish Embassy, Dhaka.
June 2010 Majbritt Thomsen moved back to Denmark, but this online knowledge blog as well as the Views On Tourism network group ensures that the vision of a sustainable tourism movement is still very much alive. Read more at ‘About Views On Tourism’. In 2012 Majbritt Thomsen changed her name to Majbritt Magnussen.

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Please take a look; the PR activities are listed chronological with the oldest first.

Majbritt_positivGuest speaker at Aalborg University, Tourism Faculty , Denmark. March 2008. Click here to download presentation on Bangladeshi tourism status Guest speak Aalborg University

Press release SPECIAL OFFER: A LAND OF SPECTACULAR SIGHTS! from The Royal Danish Embassy, Dhaka , Bangladesh. May 2008.
The article focus was the launching of the report Introduction to the tourism industry in Bangladesh by Majbritt Thomsen.

Article ‘Bangladesh – et udviklingsland med turismepotentiale’ in Viden Om Turisme, Denmark. May 2008.

Guest speaker at the installation of the new Board of Directors of TOAB (Tour Operators Association of Bangladesh). Bangladesh April 2009. Follow this link to read the speak.

Article The complexity of tourism – and what to do about it in The Travel World , Bangladesh. July 2009.

Article ‘Turisme viden og inspiration til Bangladesh’in Viden Om Turisme, Denmark. August 2009.

Article ’SWOT analysis of the Bangladeshi tourism sector’ , page 61-63 in Tourism Review Czech Republic, September 2009

Portrait_small01Article Unlocking tourism potential in Daily Star , Bangladesh. November 2009.

Blog article Unlocking tourism potential in BDSE Bizinfo, Bangladesh. November 2009.

Meeting on the Bangladeshi tourism potential with Minister GM Quader, at Ministry of Civil Aviation and Tourism, Government of People’s Republic of Bangladesh. November 2009.
The meeting presentation was later modified into the Views On Tourism article and power-point presentation: Sustainable tourism potential in Bangladesh and the role of a tourism policy.

Media trip Panigram Eco-resort, Bangladesh, November 2009.
To know more read the articles Mediatrip to up-comming eco-resort in Jessore and Future boutique eco-resort in Jessore.

Article Unlocking tourism potential in AIUB Business Club – ABC , Bangladesh. November 2009.

Bangla Vision broadcast from Panigram. December 2009.
Download the Bangla Vision (TV) broadcast from this Panigram media trip. Panigram in Bangla Vision – please note this is a large information file.

Article A new approach needed to develop Bangladesh in The Bangladeshi Monitor, Bangladesh. December 2009.
One important correction to this article is that Indian Usha Sree is not connected to the Views On Tourism Project any more.

Small group seminar on the sustainable tourism potential in Bangladesh.
Dhaka, Bangladesh, December 2009.
To learn about the seminar agenda and download the presentation, please follow this link.

Quoted in Holiday article ‘Expat launches tourism webpage’, Bangladesh. February 2010.

Guest speaker on ‘Tourism in Bangladesh – challenges and sustainable potential’ at ICC orientation workshop on Youth Integrated Community based Ecotourism Model (CEM). Bangladesh, March 2010.
To learn about the workshop host, agenda and presentation, please follow this link. Read an event résumé, just follow this link.

Guest speaker on ‘Sustainable Tourism: Practices and Lessons’ at AIUB University. Bangladesh, March 2010.
To learn about the workshop presentation, please follow this link. Read the AIUB University notice board on this event and see the pictures, just follow this link.

Guest speaker on ‘Understanding sustainable tourism potential in Bangladesh’ at Fisheries Training Academy (FTA) in Sava, Dhaka,Bangladesh, March 2010.
The presentation was a part of the technical assistance support contract for the Integrated Protected Area Co-Management (IPAC) project. To learn about the workshop presentation and the IPAC supported project, follow this link.

Guest speaker on ‘Strategy for Sustainable Business Development in Tourism’ at Jagannath University, Dhaka,Bangladesh, April 2010.
The presentation was a part of the seminar on Strategy for Sustainable Business Development in Tourism and E-Banking. To learn about the workshop presentation and the IPAC supported project, please follow this green link.

Article How to make expats to travel in Bangladesh in The Independent, Bangladesh 2010.

Article Eco-resort for sustainable tourism in The Daily Star, Bangladesh April 2010.

Blog article Eco-resort for sustainable tourism Panigram in SkyscraperCity , Bangladesh April 2010.

Article ANALYSIS: Eco-resort for sustainable tourism in Annex Travel.

Article Bangladeshi tourism has so much potential – if the right actions are taken in CanCham Review published by Canada Bangladesh Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CanCham), Bangladesh and Canada. May 2010.

Article Bangladeshi tourism has so much potential – if the right actions are taken in Annex Travel and consulting Group, Bangladesh. May 2010.

Article An Eco-Resort in Jessore in The Travel World , Bangladesh. May 2010.

Guest speaker on Bangladeshi tourism – network strategy for sustainable tourism at Jagannath University, Dhaka, Bangladesh. June 2010.
The audience was planned to be students from marketing department and SME management course from the university management department, the seminar ended up being canceled.

Guest speaker on the Prospect of Sustainable Tourism in Bangladesh at United International University (UIU), Dhaka,Bangladesh, June 2010.
The event was co-hosted by Junior Chamber International (JCI – ICIB is the Bangladeshi wing), a membership-based nonprofit organization of 200,000 young people ages 18 to 40 in 5,000 communities and more than 100 countries around the world.
To learn about the seminar presentation, follow this link.
Read the Daily Star article Junior Jaycees in UIU from this event.

Guest speaker on How to develop a sustainable Bangladeshi tourism industry at Hotel Washington, Dhaka,Bangladesh, June 2010.
The event was hosted by Tour Operators Association of Bangladesh (TOAB).
To learn about the seminar presentation, follow this link.

Article Cooperation among stakeholders in tourism sector vital in The Bangladeshi Monitor, Bangladesh. July 2010.

Article in Canvas Magazine, Bangladesh. July 2010.
Follow the link to read the English version of this article with the title Changing the world one vacation at a time

Article Views On Tourism article in BTTF 2010 Tourism fair Magazine , Bangladesh. September 2010.
The Bangladeshi tourism fair ‘EBL BTTF 2010’ was arranged from the 30th of September to the 2ed of October 2010 and organised by Tourism Operators Association of Bangladesh (TOAB)

Article Changing the world through sustainable tourism in The Independent, Bangladesh September 2010.

Article Somebody should definitely do something about it , Bangladesh. October 2010.
Published in the 3ed TRINO Magazine by Krewkradong Bangladesh.

Blog article Eco-resort for Sustainable Tourism in BanglaStation , Bangladesh. November 2010.

Article Somebody should definitely do something about it , Bangladesh. January 2011.
Published in The Independend.

Quoted in article Tourism sector a driving force , Bangladesh. January 2011.
Published in Hawker. One important correction to this article is that Indian Usha Sree is not connected to the management of Views On Tourism Project.

Quoted in article Tourism sector a driving force , Bangladesh. January 2011.
Published in The Independent. One important correction to this article is that Indian Usha Sree is not connected to the management of Views On Tourism Project.

Bolg article A new approach needed to develop Bangladesh’s tourism sector , published in Travel Bangladesh , Bangladesh. March 2011.

Quoted in blog Global tourism is even bigger than oil exports , Australia. May 2011.
Published in Taste for Travel.

Guest speaker at Aalborg University, Tourism Faculty , Denmark. September 2011.

BTF Tourism Award winner 2012 in category ‘Special Contribution to Tourism’ September 2012. Read more on 2012 award winners and BTF (Bangladesh Tourism Foundation)

The bigger picture: spreading tourism knowledge world-wide
1 farveIt is the hope that by learning about the Views On Tourism services, you will be inspired to take sustainable actions in the development of your local tourism sector in Bangladesh, South Asia or where ever you are.
As the Views On Tourism Project is all about knowledge sharing, I welcome media and research to quote or publish articles from this blog. Nevertheless when using this knowledge I urge you to make the source of your knowledge very clear, this might include title, author, web-page link, publisher and organisation. Please also mention the Views On Tourism Project and the web-page www.viewsontourism.info. When quoting parts or entire Views On Tourism articles, consider leaving a comment on this blog page – preferable with a link to your publication.

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