Tourism awaits a fillip from long weekend

In Bangladesh, the peak season for the tourism and hospitality sector begins in September and continues until March. And the upcoming long weekend is going to provide an initial boost to the sector, with operators in major holiday destinations coming up with various offers.

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Lack of skilled manpower key challenge for tourism sector

Although the tourism and hospitality management industry in Bangladesh is expanding fast, the lack of a skilled workforce is the key challenge right now, stakeholders said yesterday.

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Saint Martin’s Island: Govt mulls seaplanes, cruise ships for tourists

Operation of sea planes and cruise ships will be introduced for tourists to access St Martin’s Island round the year, said  Chairman of Cox’s Bazar Development Authority (CDA) Commodore Mohammad Nurul Abshar yesterday.

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Ecotourism the way forward

The stakeholders of the tourism industry should be encouraged to adapt to ecotourism, stressed speakers at an event yesterday.

Ban lifted on tourists' travel to Ruma, Thanchi

Bandarban district administration today lifted the ban on domestic and foreign tourists travelling to Ruma and Thanchi upazilas

US-Bangla to start Dhaka-Delhi direct flights this month

US-Bangla Airlines is going to start direct flights to its 12th international destination, India's capital Delhi, from the last week of July.

Tourist turnout lacklustre ahead of Eid

Hospitality service providers in Cox’s Bazar are not expecting an onrush of tourists amid the upcoming holiday centring Eid-ul-Azha as ongoing inflationary pressure and unfavourable weather are keeping travellers at bay.

BB to launch debit card that can be used in India

The card will help travellers make payments while in India

Tourist bus for Padma Bridge starts today

Bangladesh Parjatan Corporation (BPC) is going to start a special bus service for tourists who want to see Padma Bridge.

Kuakata tourism to boom once Padma bridge opens

Kuakata, home to the second largest beach in Bangladesh, is already visited by a large number of domestic and foreign tourists each year but their numbers could increase seven-fold once the Padma Multipurpose Bridge is officially opened, according to local businesspeople.

Parliament passes bill to develop tourism industry

The Parliament today passed “Bangladesh Parjatan Corporation (Amendment) Bill-2022” aiming at strengthening the corporation, and expand its scope to develop the tourism industry.

"Tourism in Bangladesh won't succeed until people change mindset"

Top officials of the government at a workshop today said the government couldn’t provide proper policy support to encash the huge prospect of the country's tourism sector.

Tourism needs proper planning

Proper planning for the tourism sector’s development has become imperative as Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) cannot be achieved by 2030 if tourism does not flourish in Bangladesh, said speakers at a meeting yesterday.

Tourism recovering, but not back to pre-pandemic levels

Global tourism is roaring back to life despite Covid travel headaches and the effects of the war in Ukraine, but it has yet to return to its pre-pandemic health.

Eid brings Moulvibazar tourism back to life

The name “Sreemangal” makes the heart tremble, according to a man who came to visit the ever-popular tourist destination to enjoy the Eid holiday with his family.

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.

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.

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.