Dhaka, March 19 (UNB)— The three-day international tourism fair ‘NOVOAIR Dhaka Travel Mart-2019’ will begin on Thursday in the city.
Md Mahbub Ali, state minister for Civil Aviation and Tourism, will inaugurate the fair as the chief guest at hotel Sonargaon around 11 am.
The Bangladesh Monitor, a leading travel trade fortnightly, is organising the fair for the 16th time, said a press release issued on Tuesday.
NOVOAIR, one of Bangladesh’s leading private airlines, is supporting the event as title sponsor.
Bangladesh Tourism Board, Biman Bangladesh Airlines and Mutual Trust Bank will take part as partners while Nepal will join the fair as the Partner Country, Raquib Siddiqi, chief editor of The Bangladesh Monitor, told the media at Pan Pacific Sonargaon on Tuesday.
Dr Bhubon Chandra Biswas, CEO, Bangladesh Tourism Board, Akhtar Uzzaman Khan Kabir, Chairman, Bangladesh Parjatan Corporation, Mes-bah-ul-Islam, Head of Marketing and Sales NOVOAIR, Shakil Meraj, General Manager- Public Relations, Biman Bangladesh Airlines, Azam Khan, Group Chief Communications Officer, Mutual Trust Bank Ltd and Diwakar B. Rana, Senior Manager, Nepal Tourism Board were, among others, spoke on the occasion.
Raquib Siddiqi said The Bangladesh Monitor has been working for the development of the country’s tourism sector since its inception. Among its many initiatives, it has been organising Dhaka Travel Mart since 2002.
“Over the years, we have seen many quality changes taking place in Bangladesh’s tourism sector,” Siddiqi said.
The development of tourism infrastructure, encouraging trend of foreign tourist arrival, and continuous diversification in the tourism products and services are some of the positive changes.
“Private initiatives are playing leading roles,” Siddiqi said.
National Tourism Organisations of Bangladesh, Nepal, Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia will participate in this year’s travel mart.
Forty-one organisations from seven countries, including Bangladesh, will display their products and services in five pavilions and 70 stalls during the fair.