Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Travel, tourism fair in October 1-3

The Tour Operators Association of Bangladesh is going to organise a three-day travel and tourism fair at Bangladesh-China Friendship Conference Centre on October 1.
As many as local and foreign travel and tourism-related organisations are likely to showcase their products, meet overseas and local contacts and negotiate business deals at the fair, TOAB president Taufiq Uddin Ahmed said at a press conference in a city hotel on Monday.
The public and privet tour operators and other related organisations of Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, India, Nepal and Bhutan would participate in the fair, Taufiq said.
TOAB will organise the fair in support of Bangladesh Parjatan Corporation, Federation of Bangladesh Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Biman Bangladesh Airlines, GMG Airlines, Association of Travel Agents of Bangladesh and Agrabad Accom Consortium Limited.
Biman Bangladesh Airlines’ marketing and sales director Shahnewaj said, ‘Tourism is a major earning sector in many countries. It needs co-operative work of both government and privet organisations to improve this sector.’
The speakers mentioned that the budgetary allocation for tourism sector was insignificant and they expressed their hope that the government would rethink about the matter.
The fair titled ‘Bangladesh Travel and Tourism Fair’ was first held in 2007.

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