Tourist spots abuzz with holidaymakers | 2018-08-26 |

Tourist spots abuzz with holidaymakers

    26 August, 2018 12:00 AM printer

In the busy and concrete city life, people get little time to travel to panoramic places. Eid vacations come with the opportunity of taking a break from the mundane daily life and visit the wonderful places of the country, reports UNB.

In Bangladesh, travelling during the vacation of Eid has become a growing trend — be it a relaxing day tour or an adventurous trip to hills and mountain springs, as tourist spots remain abuzz with enthusiastic travellers during Eid vacations.

Apart from spending Eid days with families, many of those who live in the capital city prefer feeding their souls with the gentle breeze and profound beauty of nature with friends and family. And this is the reason why they grab the 4-5 days of break they get on occasion of Eid to travel alone, in a group or with family members.

The tourist sites of the greater Sylhet, Cox’s Bazar, Patenga and Kuakata beaches, the Sundarbans, places in the Chattogram Hill Tracts, other national parks and non-traditional places became the main holidaymaking places, said travellers and tourist agencies.

UNB Cox’s Bazar and Patuakhali correspondents report that Cox’s Bazar, Chattogram and Kuakata beaches are now crammed with Eid holidaymakers.

They said the local residential hotels, motels and travel agencies hope to get more tourists during the next few days.

Masudul Islam, a public bank employee, has taken a three-day tour to the greater Sylhet region with his wife Farzana to enjoy the Eid-ul-Azha vacation.

Masud said, “We pass days in rush over the year so Eid vacation is a suitable time to make a pleasure trip and pass some time close to nature which, to me, a fuel as well as a source of refreshment to start the busy city life again.”

Another city resident, Naznin Shultana, is in Kuakata with her family. She said a three or four-day vacation has become rare in the busy city life. As all the family members remain busy working during the entire year, Eid holidays are a very good opportunity for travelling and spend quality time with each other.

Targeting the Eid vacation, tour operators, hotel-motel managers, transport facilitators and even tourist police made special arrangements and preparations for tourists. Many travel agencies, hotels and resorts also offer striking proposals, as well as many social media groups, create Eid trip events preceding the time.

Sales and Marketing manager of Royal Tulip Hotel, Cox’s Bazar, Bayzid Nizam told UNB that hotel owners are having greater rush than usual for two reasons—people are getting four days of vacation with many extending their vacation up to one week with optional leave, while those staying in Cox’s Bazar and working on Rohingya crisis occupied a good number of rooms.