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3-day long Int’l travel and tourism expo to begin on Dec 1

A three-day long Bangladesh International Travel and Tourism Expo (BITTE) will start on December 1 to boost the country's tourism industry and showcase Bangladesh to global tourists.

High taxes hindering tourism

The current rates of VAT and other taxes are a major obstacle to developing the country’s tourism industry, a parliamentary body said yesterday.

Turkey’s tourism revenues triple

Turkey’s tourism revenues nearly tripled in the second quarter while first-half foreign visitor numbers surged close to 2019 levels, data showed on Friday, recovering from a coronavirus-driven slump and bringing in badly-needed foreign currency.

Eid rush: Tourism to see turnaround after 2 years

The tourism industry is set to rebound during the Eid vacation after two years of slump amid the pandemic.

Pandemic costs Tk 60,000cr

The adverse effects of Covid-19 were profound in Bangladesh’s hospitality and tourism sector as it lost about Tk 60,000 crore in gross value added during the pandemic, according to a survey by the Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies (BIDS).

Hospitality sector lost Tk 17,300 crore during pandemic: BIDS survey

The country’s hospitality sector has lost about Tk 17,300 crore in gross value added during the pandemic, according to a survey.

May 8, 2022
May 8, 2022

Eid boosts battered tourism: Hotels doing brisk business

Hotels and resorts in tourist destinations across Bangladesh are enjoying brisk business thanks to the long holiday afforded by most industries in the current festival season centring Eid-ul-Fitr as they look to partially recover pandemic-induced losses.

April 30, 2022
April 30, 2022

Most Kuakata hotels booked for Eid

Tourism business in Kuakata is expected to be booming during this Eid holiday as the most of the rooms in 130 residential hotels and motels have been booked already.

April 23, 2022
April 23, 2022

Eid rush: Tourism to see turnaround after 2 years

The tourism industry is set to rebound during the Eid vacation after two years of slump amid the pandemic.

April 11, 2022
April 11, 2022

Pandemic costs Tk 60,000cr

The adverse effects of Covid-19 were profound in Bangladesh’s hospitality and tourism sector as it lost about Tk 60,000 crore in gross value added during the pandemic, according to a survey by the Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies (BIDS).

April 10, 2022
April 10, 2022

Hospitality sector lost Tk 17,300 crore during pandemic: BIDS survey

The country’s hospitality sector has lost about Tk 17,300 crore in gross value added during the pandemic, according to a survey.

April 10, 2022
April 10, 2022

Banglabandha port opens for tourists

Bangladeshi tourists have started crossing the border through the Banglabandha Land Port in Panchagarh, more than two years after their entry through the port was suspended in the wake of Covid-19.

March 20, 2022
March 20, 2022

Kuakata abuzz with tourists once again

Kuakata, a town in Kalapara upazila of Patuakhali, has become a hotbed for tourism once again as visitors are flocking to the popular seaside destination for much-needed rest and relaxation amid the receding coronavirus crisis.

February 23, 2022
February 23, 2022

Waive tax on imported goods, services

The owners of hotels, motels, resorts and guesthouses in Bangladesh yesterday demanded tax waivers on the goods imported and services rendered by their businesses in order to develop the local tourism sector and attract more foreign travellers.

January 23, 2022
January 23, 2022

Kuakata hotel business collapses as Covid curbs return

Hotel and motel owners in Kuakata, one of the most popular tourist spots in Bangladesh, are once again paying heavy prices as bookings are being cancelled owing to the latest spike in coronavirus cases.

January 17, 2022
January 17, 2022

Bill placed in parliament to boost revenue from tourism sector

Bangladesh Tourism Corporation (Amendment) Bill, 2022 was placed in Parliament today in a bid to make the existing law a time-befitting one for earning more revenue from the tourism sector.