Int'l tourism fair begins tomorrow

A three-day international tourism fair begins in the capital's Bangabandhu International Conference Centre tomorrow with the participation of 11 countries, aiming to expedite and promote tourism in Bangladesh.

The Tour Operators Association of Bangladesh (Toab) is organising the “Biman Bangladesh Travel & Tourism Fair 2018”.

 The Bangladesh Tourism Board (BTB), the Bangladesh Parjatan Corporation, the Nepal Tourism Board, the Tourism Authority of Thailand and the Ministry of Tourism of India are taking part along with 50 foreign organisations, said the organiser at a press conference in Dhaka yesterday.

 National and international tourism organisations, authorities and operators, travel agents, airlines along with hotels and resorts from Thailand, Sri Lanka, India, Nepal, Bhutan, the United Arab Emirates, China, Cambodia, the Maldives, and Vietnam are scheduled to participate.

 The Toab will organise business-to-business sessions between its members and foreign exhibitors to expedite inbound tourism.

 Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed will inaugurate the fair, while Civil Aviation and Tourism Minister AKM Shahjahan Kamal will be present.

 BTB CEO M Nasir Uddin, Biman Bangladesh Airlines General Manager Shakil Meraj and Toab President Taufiq Uddin Ahmed and Director M Taslim Amin Shovon spoke at the media briefing.

The fair is open to visitors from 10:00am to 8:00pm.


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