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  • Tourism sector needs policy support to thrive: experts

    The tourism and hospitality sector of Bangladesh needs policy support from the government to boost its contribution to the economy, said sector people yesterday.

  • Paris tops ranking of world's healthiest cities

    Paris is named the world's healthiest city in a report that looks at everything from the number of spas and yoga studios in each city to vegan dining options and green spaces.

  • Domestic tourism walloped by polls

    The domestic tourism sector has been hit hard by the escalating tension surrounding Sunday's general elections as visitors stay away from popular tourist destinations such as the Chittagong Hill Tracts, Cox's Bazar and Sylhet for fear of getting stranded.

  • 3 Andaman islands to get new names

    Indian government has decided to rename three islands in Andaman and Nicobar - Havelock Island to Swaraj Dweep, Neil Island to Shaheed Dweep and Ross Island to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Island.

  • Tourism booming with economy

    Bangladesh's tourism sector has grown with the pace of the country's economic growth in the past decade, as more and more people are having sizeable disposable income.

  • InterContinental opens to guests

    InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), one of the world's leading hotel companies, has announced the commencement of commercial operations of InterContinental Dhaka in partnership with state-run Bangladesh Services Limited (BSL).

  • China green lights first underwater high-speed railway

    China green lights a project to build the first underwater bullet train route, reports CNN.

  • Real-time feedback makes hotel guests slash shower power

    Providing hotel guests real-time feedback on the power they use in the shower sharply curbs the amount of energy consumed even though they do not pay for it, says a new research.

  • Novoair opens Kolkata sales office

    Novoair last Friday opened a sales office at Chowronghee Mansions, Dr Md Ishaque Road (Kyd Street) in Kolkata, where it operates two daily flights.

  • UAE's Cozmo Travel now in Bangladesh

    Cozmo Travel, one of the largest and leading travel agencies in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), yesterday launched its services in Dhaka to hook business from the growing number of Bangladeshi travelers.

  • Regent Airways offers 2018

    Regent offers up to 50pc discount

    Regent Airways is offering up to 50 percent discount on tickets on six international and four domestic routes marking its eighth anniversary.

  • Maldivian to run 4 Dhaka to Chennai, Male weekly flights

    Maldivian, the national carrier of Maldives owned and operated by Island Aviation Services, is set to commence an additional flight from Dhaka to Chennai and Male from November 15.

  • United Airways shareholders in distress

    Over 95 percent shareholders of the once top private airline United Airways are in great anxiety because of the nose-diving share price and no tangible signs of resumption of services two and a half years on.

  • Air traffic to double by 2037: IATA

    The number of people travelling by air should double to 8.2 billion a year by 2037, with Asia and the Pacific leading the way, sector federation IATA forecast.

  • beach in Cox's Bazar

    Bangladesh among 'best value travel destinations'

    Bangladesh ranked seventh in the Lonely Planet's Top 10 “Best Value” travel destinations for 2019, which showcased the top ten places for affordable adventures, UNB reports.

  • Asia’s most visited countries

    China attracts the highest number of tourists in the region with a record number of inflow of 59.27 million people in the year 2016.

  • Thai woman claims self defence after biting Indian tourist's lip

    An Indian tourist is injured when a Thai woman bit his lip during a street fight on Pattaya's Walking Street, police says.

  • InterContinental opens Thursday

    InterContinental Dhaka, formerly known as Ruposhi Bangla and Sheraton, is scheduled to open on September 13 after four years of renovations.

  • Local airlines upset despite travel boom

    Local airlines nowadays carry nearly double the number of passengers on domestic routes compared to what was five years ago but the surge hasn't translated into profitability, said executives.

  • Biman to increase flights to London

    Biman is set to increase flights to London by the end of this year after taking delivery of its second Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner in

  • IndiGo to connect Dhaka, Kolkata from Aug 1

    IndiGo, a low-cost Indian carrier, is all set to start daily flights from Dhaka from August 1 to provide the passengers with relatively inexpensive air fare.

  • Buckingham Palace to open its gates to public

    Didn't score an invite to the royal nuptials in May? If you're London-bound this summer, you can get a taste of the royal high life with a tour of Buckingham Palace, which opens to the public this weekend.

  • Biman to offer inflight internet, call from Sept

    Making phone calls or browsing internet has so far been a dream for Bangladeshi passengers while on a flight, but the wait would soon be over as Biman Bangladesh Airlines is set to introduce the service in September.

  • Etihad Airways to wind up Bangladesh operations in Oct

    Etihad Airways is set to suspend its flights between Abu Dhabi and Dhaka from October 1, making it the fourth airline to suspend operations in Bangladesh in recent times.

  • Language barrier named biggest anxiety in travel

    Language barriers and dubious accommodations have emerged the biggest obstacles in travel, according to a global survey which aims to gauge how adventurous and fearless travelers are.

  • Bangladesh a key source market for medical tourism

    There are some countries which largely depend on Bangladesh for medical tourists and selling health service related equipment, experts said yesterday.

  • Tourists splurge amid holidays

    A weeklong vacation has brought life to the country's tourism industry in a period which is generally considered a dull season for hotel businesses and domestic airlines.

  • Tourism fair thrives on Eid travellers

    The Tour Operators Association of Bangladesh have organised a three-day fair with a view to enabling those who want to travel during

  • 3-day int’l tourism fair to begin Thursday

    The three-day international tourism fair will begin in Dhaka on Thursday with the participation of 11 countries to expedite and promote tourism sector in Bangladesh.

  • ‘Number of tourists increasing in Bangladesh’

    The number of tourists both domestic and foreign has increased significantly in Bangladesh after the tourism sector saw setback due to political violence and militancy, according to tourist police.