Tourism fair starts in Ctg
The second international tourism fair kicked off at Ichhamati Hall of Hotel Agrabad in Chittagong yesterday.
The Bangladesh Monitor, an aviation and tourism fortnightly, organised the three-day fair, Chittagong Travel Mart 2010.
Sixteen organisations including local and foreign airlines, tour operators, hotels and bank are participating in the fair with special discounts on their products.
The fair is open from 10am to 8pm everyday without any entry fee.
MA Malek, editor of Bengali daily Dainik Azadi, inaugurated the event as the chief guest.
Malek said tourism in Cox's Bazar has to be developed in a planned way following examples from other beach cities in the world.
Kazi Wahidul Alam, editor of the Bangladesh Monitor, said he was pleased to organise the show in Chittagong for the second time.
United Airways is the premium partner of the fair, while Eastern Bank Ltd is banking partner.
Ziaul Karim, head of brand and marketing of Eastern Bank, highlighted the bank's recent initiatives to promote tourism in the country including launching of different consumer products like TraveLoan, Travel Card and Visa Platinum Card.
K Ashraful Kabir, country manager of Etihad Airways, also spoke.