tourism

October 14, 2018
October 14, 2018

World tourism numbers up 6.0% in first half of 2018: UN

International tourist numbers grew 6.0 per cent in the first half of 2018, with southern Europe and southeast Asia posting the biggest growth, due to the upturn in the global economy, the UN World...

January 14, 2018
January 14, 2018

Tavelers shatter tourism records around world in 2017

The numbers are trickling in from tourism offices and it seems that 2017 is a banner year for many parts of the world.

December 5, 2017
December 5, 2017

Hello Kitty is the new whiskered face of UN tourism

The United Nations has tapped an ambassador with universal appeal to spread its message of sustainable and responsible tourism: Hello Kitty.

August 9, 2017
August 9, 2017

Qatar waives visas for 80 nationalities

Qatar announces a programme to allow visa-free entry for citizens of 80 countries to encourage air transport and tourism amid a two-month boycott imposed on the Gulf state by its neighbors.

May 26, 2016
May 26, 2016

Saudi Arabia hopes for religious tourism boost

With Saudi Arabia's government announcing reforms aimed at moving the kingdom away from its dependence on oil, another source of income looks set to become a major contributor to the economy -...

January 31, 2016
January 31, 2016

UK happy over Bangladesh’s aviation security measures

British High Commissioner to Bangladesh Alison Blake expresses satisfaction over the various steps taken by the government on aviation security issues.

December 19, 2015
December 19, 2015

Tourism sector gears up to reduce carbon footprint

It is not until the recent years that some hotels began hanging the “reuse your towel, save a penguin” signs on the towel racks. While cynics might dismiss this approach as greenwashing, few major...

November 16, 2015
November 16, 2015

France's fragile economy under siege after Paris attacks

France's fragile economic recovery is under threat after the Paris attacks, economists say, with tourism and consumer spending likely to come under siege.

October 27, 2015
October 27, 2015

PM announces 2016 as tourism year

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina declares 2016 as the year of tourism.

September 2, 2015
September 2, 2015

Patenga beach needs boost to attract tourists (video)

The famous Patenga beach has been attracting tourists with its scenic beauty for decades. The rumbling waves of the sea, the natural beauty, its location inside Chittagong city and convenient...