A three-day festival promoting Thai tourism, health and educational products and facilities began in Dhaka yesterday.
The Royal Thai Embassy has organised the “Thai Festival in Bangladesh” at the Ismaili Jamatkhana and Centre in Bashundhara residential area.
The aim of the festival is to introduce Thai facilities to local Bangladeshis and encourage them to visit the tourist-friendly country.
An exhibition, which is the main attraction of the festival, is showcasing both Thai and Bangladeshi products in more than 20 stalls.
A medical camp has been set up where renowned Thai specialists are providing free health check-up, said the organisers.
Shangreiso Shimray, a senior official of the office of the Thai Tourism Authority in New Delhi, said they are providing information about different kinds of tourism packages like pleasure trips and health tourism.
“Thailand is a great destination and favourite to many Bangladeshi tourists. We want to provide them our best services,” he said.
Bumrungrad International Hospital has a stall at the exhibition, offering information about medical facilities, medical costs and accommodation.
Kamalur Rahman Bhuiyan, country manager of Bumrungrad International Referral Office in Bangladesh, said the liaison office helps patients receive assistance on doctor's appointment, accommodation and visa processing.
He said many patients hope to go to Thailand for medical purposes, while many tourists and visitors want to undertake medical check-ups after reaching the country.
For students interested to study in Thailand, the Panyapiwat Institute of Management has set up a stall. It offers both bachelor's and master's degrees in business administration at affordable cost, according to the institute.
The Jute Diversification Promotion Centre of Bangladesh is displaying products like handbags, flip-flops, carpets and table lamps made from the natural fibre.
Information about luxury pleasure packages is available at the stall of Galaxy Holidays.