Posts and Telecommunications Minister Mustafa Jabbar today said Bangladesh has vast prospect for tourism industry.
He hoped that the tourism sector would play a significant role to the economic development of the country if the natural beauty of the country and modern hospitality of the people here could be tapped properly.The minister said this while speaking as chief guest at a webinar on the importance of digital technology for the development of tourism sector organized by a private tourist operator organization Tour Operators Association of Bangladesh (TOAB) , said a press release.
Highlighting the need for using digital technology in various ways including marketing and group tracking, Wi-Fi facilities for tourists in the tourist spots with modern amenities it would attract huge tourists from both home and abroad .
He said, though once there was little infrastructure in the sector but nowadays the country’s tourism industry under the dynamic leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has taken on a new dimension.
The minister called upon the tour operators to come forward and take appropriate action plan in addition to the initiatives taken by the government to develop the industry as a vibrant and prosperous one .
Among others, Chairman of Bangladesh Parjatan Corporation Ram Chandra Das and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Bangladesh Tourism Board (BTO) Jabed Ahmed also spoke at the webinar.