3- Day Int’l Tourism fair kicks off in Dhaka

- A Monitor Report 22 Mar, 2018 | 3433 Views|-+
Dhaka : A 3-Day International tourism fair ‘US- Bangla Airlines Dhaka Travel Mart 2018’ begins at the Ball Room of Pan Pacific Sonargaon Hotel toady. A.K.M. Shajahan Kamal, Minister for Civil Aviation and Tourism formally inaugurated the fair this morning.

The Bangladesh Monitor, premier travel and tourism publication of the country is organising the fair for the fifteenth time. US- Bangla Airlines, a leading private sector airline of the country is the Title Sponsor while Bangladesh Tourism Board and national carrier Biman Bangladesh Airlines are supporting the event as the Partners.

The inaugural ceremony was addressed among others by Mohammad Ali Ahsan, Director Marketing and Sales, Biman Bangladesh Airlines, Imran Asif, CEO US- Bangla Airlines and Kazi Wahidul Alam, Editor, The Bangladesh Monitor.

A minute of silence was observed at the beginning of the ceremony in hounour of the victims of tragic plane accident at Kathmandu. Doa was also offered seeking salvation of the departed souls and early recovery of the injured passengers.

Forty eight organisations from different countries and host Bangladesh are showcasing their products and services in 5 pavilions and 60 booths at US- Bangla Airlines Dhaka Travel Mart 2018. National Tourism Organisations, Airlines,Tour Operators, Hotels, Resorts, Online Booking Portals, Healthcare Service Providers are participating in the fair among others.

Significant feature of the present edition of the fair is the participation of five national tourism organisations – Bangladesh Tourism Board, Bangladesh Parjatan Corporation, Nepal Tourism Board, Tourism Authority of Thailand, Srilanka Tourism Promotion Bureau. All Bangladeshi airlines – Biman Bangladesh Airlines, NovoAir, Regent Airways and US-Bangla Airlines are taking part in the event.

On sideline of the fair a seminar on ‘ Riverine Tourism : Bangladesh Perspective’ will be held on Saturday, March 24 at 3:00 at Pan Pacific Sonargaon Hotel.

Visitors will be able to go around the fair from 10 am to 8 pm everyday from Thursday to Saturday paying an entry fee of Tk. 30. Raffle draw on the entry coupons will be held on the concluding day, March 24 at 7.30 pm at the fair venue in front of visitors. Prizes include airline tickets to various destinations at home and abroad, exciting tour packages, star hotel accommodation, lunch/dinner coupons among others.

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