Thursday, September 26th, 2019

Asian tourism fair begins

Published 10:47 pm | September 26, 2019

A three-day regional tourism fair “8th Asian Tourism Fair” participated by eight Asian nations began in the capital today marking World Tourism Day. Nearly 150 different tourism service providers including 50 foreign exhibitors from the eight countries – Bhutan, China, India, Indonesia, Nepal, Philippines, Thailand and host Bangladesh – are taking part in the fair to be held at International Convention City, Bashundhra (ICCB).

A travel magazine named Parjatan Bichitra with support of Civil Aviation and Tourism Ministry, BIMSTIC Secretariat, Bangladesh Parjatan Corporation (BPC) and Bangladesh Tourism Board (BTB) will organize the fair.

State Minister for Civil Aviation and Tourism M Mahbub Ali inaugurated the fair as chief guest while Secretary General of BIMSTEC Secretariat Shahidul Islam and CEO of Bangladesh Tourism Board (BTB) Dr Bhubon Chandra Biswas were present as special guests, among others.

Mahbub urged both local and foreign enterprises to invest in the country’s tourism sector along with the government considering the huge potential of the sector. Saying that, currently, a good number of countrymen prefer to spend their holidays abroad as the country’s economy is on an upswing, the state minister urged countrymen visiting different tourist spots inside the country before spending holidays in foreign countries.

Seminars and cultural events by Bangladesh, Philippines, and Indonesia will be held on the sideline of the fair. This was revealed today at a press briefing at a city hotel by the organisers. Envoys of Indonesia and Nepal also attended the inauguration ceremonial.

https://english.dainiksomoysangbad24.com/2019/09/26/pm-to-address-74th-unga-tomorrow/

(BSS)

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