A three-day long international tourism fair began on Thursday at city’s Pan Pacific Sonargaon Hotel aiming to promote true potential of country’s tourism.
State Minister for Aviation and Tourism M Mahbub Ali inaugurated the fair as the chief guest.Forty-one tour and travel enterprises of seven countries including National Tourism Organisations (NTOs) of Bangladesh, Nepal, Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia are displaying their products and services in 5 pavilions and 70 stalls in the fair. It will remain open from 10 am to 8 pm every day.
Addressing the programme, state minister said the government is working on finding new district-based tourist destinations across the country.
“We will make road connectivity with the new untapped tourist destinations and build tourism infrastructure,” he said.
The Bangladesh Monitor, a travel fortnightly, has organised the fair for the 16th time with the help of local carrier Novoair while Bangladesh Tourism Board (BTB), Biman Bangladesh Airlines and Mutual Trust Bank joined hands as partners.
Bangladesh Tourism Board (BTB) Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Dr Bhubon Chandra Biswash, Managing Director of Novoair M Mofizur Rahman, Biman Bangladesh Airlines General Manager Shakil Meraj and The Bangladesh Monitor Chief Editor Raquib Siddiqi also spoke at the inaugural session among others.