Pabna University of Science and Technology

Faculty Profile

Md. Ashikur Rahman Avi

BBA and MBA in Tourism & Hospitality Management, University of Dhaka.

Lecturer

Department of Tourism and Hospitality Management

Pabna University of Science and Technology

Pabna, Bangladesh

Contact Information

+8801943193393 (Personal)

+8801557233448 (Personal)

ashikur.thm@pust.ac.bd (Office)

ashikur.thm.du@gmail.com (Personal)

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Total Publications: 16

Total Publications (16)

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Biography (1)

  • Md. Ashikur Rahman Avi is a Lecturer, Tourism and Hospitality Management, Pabna University of Science and Technology, Pabna-6600, Bangladesh. Previously Avi had an appointment as a Lecturer in the Department of International Tourism and Hospitality Management, Primeasia University for almost three years. Avi did both Bachelor and Master Degrees in Tourism and Hospitality Management from the University of Dhaka. His research interests include Destination Development, Sustainable Tourism Management, Tourism and Technology, E- Tourism, Rural Tourism, Marine and Coastal Tourism, Medical Tourism, Tourism Planning, and Tourism Marketing. Avi has conducted 5 research papers that are published from the reputed National and International journals and he has also contributed 10 chapters in 3 books published from SPRINGER Singapore and Germany.

Education (5)

  • MBA in Tourism and Hospitality Management, Faculty of Business Studies, University of Dhaka (2015), [Merit Position: 2nd].
  • BBA in Tourism and Hospitality Management, Faculty of Business Studies, University of Dhaka (2014), [Merit Position: 5th].
  • Junior Certificate Course in German Language (B1) (One Year) Institute of Modern Languages, University of Dhaka (2014).
  • Higher Secondary School Certificate in Business Studies, Cantonment College, Jashore (2010).
  • Secondary School Certificate in Business Studies Rifles School, Jashore, (2008), [Board Merit Position: 2nd].

Teaching Experience (2)

  • Lecturer, Department of Tourism and Hospitality Management, Faculty of Business Studies, Pabna University of Science and Technology, Pabna-6600, Bangladesh. (14th September 2019, to Present).
  • Lecturer, Department of International Tourism and Hospitality Management, Primeasia University, Banani, Dhaka-1213, Bangladesh. (February 2017- September 2019).

Administrative or Other Experience (7)

  • Assistant Proctor, Pabna University of Science and Technology, Pabna, Bangladesh. (1st September 2021 to Present).
  • Joint Secretary, Tourism Development Society of Bangladesh, Dhaka, Bangladesh. (July 2020 to Present).
  • Member, Anti-Narcotics Committee of Primeasia University, Banani, Dhaka-1213, Bangladesh. (July 2017 to September 2019).
  • Member, Self-Assessment Committee (SAC), IQAC, Primeasia University, Banani, Dhaka-1213, Bangladesh. (August 2017 to September 2019).
  • Founder, Chairman, (January 2015- January 2017). International Tourism Students’ Confederation (ITSC).
  • Head of Education and Training, Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Bangladesh Dhaka University Chapter. Department of Tourism and Hospitality Management, University of Dhaka, Dhaka-1000, Bangladesh. (August 2014 to November 2015).
  • Member, Standing Committee relating to the Ministry of Youth and Sports, The Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI), Dhaka, Bangladesh. (January 2018-January 2019).

Research Interests (8)

  • Marine Tourism.
  • Medical Tourism.
  • Community-Based Tourism (CBT).
  • Technology and Tourism.
  • E-Tourism.
  • Rural Tourism.
  • Destination Development & Management.
  • Sustainable Tourism Management Planning (STMP)

Awards & Recognition (2)

  • ‘Dean’s Merit Award’, Faculty of Business Studies, University of Dhaka,(2017).
  • Dhaka University Scholarship., Department of Tourism and Hospitality Management, Faculty of Business Studies, University of Dhaka, (2016).

Journal Articles (7)

  • Avi, M. A. R, Bappy, T. A., Tripura, K., Nasrin, M., and Hossain, M. M. (Accepted/In press 2021). Influential Factors of Community Participation in Tourism: A Study on Sunamganj, Bangladesh. Journal of Primeasia University.
  • Alam, S. S., Avi, M. A. R., & Bagchi, S. (2021). Investigating the Responsible Tourist Behaviour in Ecotourism Destination: A Study on Saint Martin’s Island in Bangladesh. International Tourism and Hospitality Journal 4(9), pp. 1-15.
  • Avi, M. A. R., Nasrin, M., Pierre, F., Hassan, A. (2021). Exploring Marine Tourism Potentials in Bangladesh. Bangladesh Maritime Journal - Special Issue, pp. 209-224. Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Maritime University, Bangladesh.
  • Rahman, M. S. -U., Muneem, A. A., Avi, M. A. R., and Sobhan, S. (2018). Can rural tourism promote sustainable development goals? Scoping rural tourism prospects in rustic Bangladesh, Rajshahi University Journal of Business Studies , vol.11 , no.1 , pp.131-144.
  • Avi, M. A. R., Muneem, A. A., Hafsa, S., and Sobhan, S. (2019). Promoting Bangladesh's Tourism through Internet: Empirical Evidence and Suggestions. Rajshahi University Journal of Business Studies, vol.12, no.1, pp.78-88.
  • Muneem, A. A., Avi, M. A. R., and Uchenlayen. (2018). Performance Analysis of Bangladesh Tourism Board (BTB) in the Promotion of Bangladesh’s Tourism. Jagannath University Journal of Business Studies, vol. 7, no. 1 & 2, pp. 55-63.
  • Muneem, A. A., Avi, M. A. R. (2017). Destination Development through Sustainable Tourism Management (Tanguar Haor as a Case Study). Case Studies Journal, vol. 6, no. 11, pp. 37-49.

Published Book Chapter (9)

  • Hassan, A., and Avi, M. A. R. Mobile Applications and Tourism Experiences: Some Netnographic Explanations from Bangladesh (Accepted for publication due in 2021). In The Springer Handbook on Technology Application in Tourism in Asia, Edited by Azizul Hassan, Springer, Berlin, Germany.
  • Avi, M. A. R., and Hassan, A. Medical Tourism: Where is the Space for Innovative Technology Application? (Accepted for publication due in 2021). In The Springer Handbook on Technology Application in Tourism in Asia, Edited by Azizul Hassan, Springer, Berlin, Germany.
  • Avi M.A.R., Sardar S. (2021) Application of Innovative Technologies in the Tourism and Hospitality Industry of Bangladesh: Challenges and Suggestions. In: Hassan A. (eds) Technology Application in the Tourism and Hospitality Industry of Bangladesh. Springer, Singapore. pp. 369-379. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-16-2434-6_22
  • Avi M.A.R., Hassan A. (2021). The Diffusion of Technologies: Concept Analysis and Relevant Examples in the Tourism and Hospitality Industry of Bangladesh. In: Hassan A. (eds) Technology Application in the Tourism and Hospitality Industry of Bangladesh. Springer, Singapore. pp. 25-35. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-16-2434-6_2
  • Tripura K., Avi M.A.R. (2021) Application of Innovative Technologies in the Tourism and Hospitality Industry of Bangladesh: Role Analysis of the Public and Private Institutions. In: Hassan A. (eds) Technology Application in the Tourism and Hospitality Industry of Bangladesh. Springer, Singapore. pp. 215-226. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-16-2434-6_13
  • Avi M.A.R., Nasrin M., Hassan A. (2021) Application of Innovative Technologies in the Tourism and Hospitality Industry of Bangladesh: The Present Scenario. In: Hassan A. (eds) Technology Application in the Tourism and Hospitality Industry of Bangladesh. Springer, Singapore. pp. 81-95. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-16-2434-6_5
  • Bappy, T. A., Avi, M. A. R. (2021) Technological Innovation Application in the Tourism and Hospitality Industry of Bangladesh. In: Hassan A. (eds) Technology Application in the Tourism and Hospitality Industry of Bangladesh. Springer, Singapore. pp. 63-77. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-16-2434-6_4
  • Muneem, A.A., Avi, M.A.R., Hoque, M.A. (2020).Tourism Development Agenda in Bangladesh: Exploring Some Policy Considerations.In: Rahman M.SU., Hassan A. (eds) Tourism Policy and Planning in Bangladesh. Springer, Singapore. pp. 259-270. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-15-7014-8_16
  • Avi, M. A. R., Muneem, A. A., Hafsa, S. (2020) Reaching the Stakeholders: Social Media and the Administration of Tourism in Bangladesh. In: Rahman M.S.U., Hassan A. (eds) Tourism Policy and Planning in Bangladesh. Springer, Singapore. pp. 165-175. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-15-7014-8_10

Conducted Courses (11)

  • Fundamentals of Tourism and Hospitality Management
  • Geography and History of Tourism
  • Auditing and Assurance Services.
  • Food and Beverage Service
  • Club, Casino, and Bar Management
  • Art and Science of Culinary Preparation
  • Catering, Banquet, and Bar Management
  • Tourism and Hospitality Marketing
  • Introduction to Tourism and Hospitality Industry
  • Travel Agency and Tour Operation
  • Marketing, Advertising, and Promotional Management

Conference and Seminar Attended (13)

  • Successfully completed the CRiT Summer School 2021 on Tourism and SDGs organized by Taylor's University, Malaysia. Session 1: Tourism and SDGs by Professor Michael Hall, University of Canterbury, New Zealand. Session 2: Responsible Tourism Behavior by Professor Noel Scott. University of the Sunshine Coast, Australia. Session 3: Sustainability in Hospitality by Patricia MARTÍNEZ, Universidad de Cantabria, Santander. Session 4: Tourism Public Politics And Sustainability by Sylvie Rouillon, Former Deputy Mayor of Toulouse, France; and Sustainable Tourism And SME Development by Professor François Vellas, University of Toulouse, France. Session 5: Tourism and Hospitality: Gender Equity and Women Empowerment by Dr Karla Boluk, The University of Waterloo, Canada; and Dr Inês Carvalho, Universidade Europeia, Portugal. Session 6: Hospitality and Tourism: Inclusive Human Resource Management by Prof Tom Baum, University of Strathclyde, UK; Sridar Ramachandran, Universiti Putra Malaysia. Session 7: Technology in Hospitality and Tourism Industry and SDGs by Dr Alisha Ali, Sheffield Hallam University, UK; and Aaron Tham, University of the Sunshine Coast, Australia. Session 8: SDGs and Partnerships in Tourism by Prof. Regina Scheyvens, Massey University, New Zealand; and ‪Professor Joseph M. Cheer‬, Wakayama University, Japan. Session 9: Rural Tourism by Dr Puvaneswaran Kunasekaran, Taylor's University, Malaysia; and ‪Vikneswaran Nair‬, University of The Bahamas. Session 10: Tourism and Social Justice by ‪Freya Higgins-Desbiolles‬, University of South Australia; and Dr Raymond Rastegar, The University of Queensland, Australia. Session 11: Tourism and Peace by Dr Anna Farmaki, Cyprus University of Technology, Cyprus; Dr. Fabio Carbone, Coventry University, UK; and Omar Moufakkir, Gulf University for Science and Technology, Kuwait.
  • Attended webinar on ‘The future of destinations’ hosted by the Centre for Competitiveness of the Visitor Economy (COVE) and the Centre for Digital Transformation in the Visitor Economy (DIGMY), University of Surrey. (2020). The presentation includes- *Tourism for good: a roadmap for rebuilding travel and tourism by Susan Deer, Director of Industry Relations, ABTA; *Rethinking tourism post-COVID 19 by Richard Veal, MD, SimpleView; *The Digital town by Will Wright, co-founder, Destination Core; *The value of data for destinations by Yoo Ri Kim, University of Surrey; *The future of destinations through digital collaboration by Husna Zainal Abidin, University of Surrey.
  • Attended webinar on ‘Recent Trends in Qualitative Research’. Session conducted by Professor Dr. Nina Baur, Chair, Methods of Social Research, Institute for Sociology, Technical University of Berlin, Germany. Organized by School of Social Science and Languages, Vellore Institute of Technology, Chennai, India. (2020).
  • Attended webinar on ‘Publishing in Top SSCI Journals and Get Recognition for Your Research’ organized by Emerald Publishing. (2020).
  • Attended discussion session on ‘Tourism and Rural Development’ organized by Bangladesh Tourism Board (BTB). (2020).
  • Attended the Workshop focusing World Tourism Day celebration program organized by UNWTO at New-Delhi, India on 27th September 2019.
  • Attended Travel and Tourism Fair, Kolkata, India (2019).
  • Presented a documentary on Tourism in Bangladesh at Royal Institute of Tourism and Hospitality (RITH), Bhutan (2017).
  • Attended “The PATA New Tourism Frontiers Forum (NTFF)” organized by Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) at Cox’s Bazar. (2016).
  • Attended International Conference on Developing Sustainable & Inclusive Buddhist Heritage & Pilgrimage Circuits in South Asia’s Buddhist Heartland organized by Bangladesh Tourism Board (BTB). (2015).
  • Organized several awareness creation programs for protecting the tourists’ destination.
  • Formed several chapters of ITSC in different universities at home & abroad (2015).
  • Participated in “Campus Clean Campaign” organized by EEDA World (Education and Environment Development Association) (2011).

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