Banglalink Dhaka Tourism Fair kicks off Friday
In a bid to promote tourism in the country, Banglalink Dhaka Tourism Fair 2007 kicks off Friday.
The 3-day fair will also give the tourists a chance to have an idea of the services and attractions different tourist spots offer, according to Parjatan Bichitra, the organiser.
'Show the country to its people' is the slogan of the fair that will take place at the city's shopping mall, Bashundhara City (Level-7, Block-A).
Mobile phone operator Banglalink is the title sponsor of the fair while Bangladesh Parjatan Corporation, Association of Travel Agents of Bangladesh (ATAB), Tourism Developers Association of Bangladesh (TDAB), GMG Airlines, United Airways, Hotel the Peninsula Chittagong, Jamuna Resort, Bangladesh Eco-Village Network and Hotel Tower in Chittagong will be co-sponsors.
Channel i, Radio Today, the daily Jugantar, the daily New Age are the media partners of the fair.
A total of 80 organisations including eco tourism firm, theme park organisation, hotel, motel, resort, airlines, tour operators, travel agencies, coach service, tourism training institute, tourism publications, holiday discount card, travel shop, youth and adventure clubs will take part in the fair.
It will remain open from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm.
At a press conference at the National Press Club yesterday, the organisers said sustainable growth of tourism industry is not possible without the improvement of in house tourism industry that means structure, travel management and directions in accordance with the demand of the local tourists.
Tourism services of different attractive and visiting places of the country would be accumulated in the fair, they added.
"Moreover, attractive travel offers by different tourist spots in the coming tourism season, special discount in hotel or package booking are there," said Mohiuddin Helal, editor of the Parjatan Bichitra told.
Among others, TDAB Chairman Zamiul Ahmed, Shehzad Hossain and Shamnoon Muheb Chowdhury of Banglalink, Marketing Manager of GMG Airlines Khwaza Faiyaz, Marketing Director of Globe Soft Drinks Limited Khairul Anam also spoke at the press conference.