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‘Bangladesh, Nepal can play role for promoting tourism’

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 25 November, 2021 12:00 AM
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The bilateral relations between Bangladesh and Nepal can play significant role for promoting tourism in both countries, Jabed Ahmed, chief executive officer (CEO) of Bangladesh Tourism Board (BTB) said.

“Tourism has no frontier nowadays, so we need to explore more options,” the CEO added. 

He made this observation while speaking at a tourism promotion and B2B exchange programme styled ‘Sales Mission in Bangladesh’ jointly organised by Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) and Nepal Association of Tour and Travel Agents (NATTA), at Hotel Sarina on Tuesday.

Bangladesh Tourism Board and Bangladesh Parjatan Corporation along with the organisers have played significant roles in making a successful event.

Md Hannan Miah, chairman of Bangladesh Parjatan Corporation (BPC), said that Bangladesh is a great attraction for the tourists. In the same way, many Bangladeshi people go to other countries like Nepal for visiting tourist spots. The country needs to work together for maximising these tourism prospects.

“Cross-border and regional tourism have reached new heights in this age of globalisation. We need to tap into the prospects as more and more people are leaning towards travelling to refresh themselves. Mutual cooperation between countries can significantly help leverage this situation,” said Faridul Haque, former president of Tour Operators Association of Bangladesh (TOAB). 

During the programme, Speakers put stress on cross-border and regional tourism prospects with a concentrated focusing specifically on exchange of the potentials, experience, knowledge and challenges of the tourism sector.