Tourism’s contribution to the gross domestic product (GDP) is estimated at 3.02 per cent by the Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS).
The government is set to undertake a nearly Tk 3,500-crore project to construct an 11-kilometre elevated road over haors in Kishoreganj to connect the northeastern backwater to the mainland.
The Jatiya Sangsad yesterday passed a bill to make it mandatory for tour operators and guides to get registered.
Asia’s gradual easing of international travel curbs is proving a welcome relief for the region’s hard-hit tourism operators slowly opening up to visitors from around the world - with one giant exception.
Bangladesh Bank yesterday started to implement the loan disbursement process for the tourism sector with a view to helping them make a comeback from the business slowdown.
Tourists from across the country are now flocking to Tetulia upazila in Panchagarh district in hopes of catching a glimpse of the peak of Kanchenjunga, the world’s third highest mountain.
The Moulvibazar district administration yesterday launched a bus service to facilitate travel for both domestic and foreign tourists so as to encourage more people to visit the region.
State Minister for Civil Aviation and Tourism Md Mahbub Ali today said Cox's Bazar is being connected to different parts of the country by air to attract more tourists.
Switzerland today proposed to sign an aviation agreement with Bangladesh.
Vietnam has expressed interest in launching direct flights between Hanoi and Dhaka to facilitate the travel of tourists and people of the two countries.