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Tourism fair and carnival begins on Cox’s Bazar beach

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 28 September, 2022 12:00 AM
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Tourism fair and carnival begins on Cox’s Bazar beach
The district administration of Cox’s Bazar in association with Cox’s Bazar Sea Beach Management Committee brings out a colourful rally at the Laboni point of the world’s longest sea beach on Tuesday, marking World Tourism Day. — sun Photo

The longest unbroken beach of the world in Cox’s Bazar has worn a colourful look with the beginning of the weeklong Tourism Fair and Beach Carnival.

Thousands of tourists are enjoying the new look of the beach and discounts offered by the beach stakeholders.

Marking the World Tourism Day, the Tourism Fair and Beach Carnival, sponsored by Bashundhara Group, began in Cox’s Bazar on Tuesday to promote and boost the country’s tourism sector. The event will continue till October 3.

Cox’s Bazar district administration and beach management committee (BMC) have jointly organised the fair and carnival at the Laboni Point of the beach with the theme ‘Tourism’s New Concept’.

Deputy Commissioner of Cox’s Bazar Md Mamunur Rashid officially inaugurated the festival at 10:00am on the day releasing balloons in the sky.

Earlier, a colourful rally was brought out from Sugandha to Laboni Point with the participation of thousands of people.

The rally with beach bikes, horse carriages, bands and motor processions passed through Laboni Point on the beach, Sugandha Point, hotel-motel zone and ended after returning to Laboni Point again.

Cox’s Bazar-3 MP Shaimum Sarwar Komol, Cox’s Bazar-2 MP Asheq Ullah Rafiq, Cox’s Bazar-1 MP Zafar Alam, Religious Affairs Secretary of Central Awami League Sirajul Mostafa, Acting President of District Awami League Faridul Islam, Additional District Magistrate Abu Sufian, among others, were present on the occasion.   

 Some 200 stalls have been set up at Laboni Point to make the tourism fair attractive to visitors. Cox’s Bazar tourism-related items, including pickles, shutki (dry fish) and pitha (cake), are being displayed in these stalls.

Beach bike rally, cultural programme and DJ show were organised on the first day of the festival. Tourists visiting Cox’s Bazar took part in the programmes and enjoyed thoroughly.

Besides, there will be various attractive arrangements at the fair, including essay writing and painting competition, kite festival, drama on Cox’s Bazar’s tradition, comedy skid, fun games, lantern festival, magic show, fireworks and DJ show in the next six days.

Cultural programmes and musical concerts will be arranged from 10:00pm to 12:00am every day at the Laboni Point of the beach where local and national-level artistes will perform.

On this occasion, hotel and motel owners of Cox’s Bazar have offered 25-70 percent discount to locals and tourists visiting the place while visitors are enjoying 25percent discount on food items at restaurants.

At the same time, the district administration has announced discounts of various amounts on beach kitkat (beach umbrella), photography and other services related to tourism.