Bangladesh and Russia are exploring ways to strengthen cooperation in the tourism sector.
A webinar titled "New horizons for Bangladesh-Russia Tourism Relationship through new dimensions of tourism cooperation with Murmansk Region" was held Saturday.
The event was organised by the Committee on Tourism of Murmansk with the support of the Russian House in Dhaka.
Abu Sufian, editor of travel magazine Vromon, and Olga Yumatova, an aide to the governor of Murmansk, moderated the webinar.
The representatives from Murmansk, Bangladesh tourism companies,and officials from both sides highlighted the natural beauty, tourist safety and potentials of their countries and shared their presentations.
Ekaterina Semenova, chargé d'affaires of the Russian Embassy in Dhaka, attended the webinar as the chief guest, and Maxim Dobrokhotov, head of the Russian House, as special guest.
MGR Nasir Majumder, director and in charge of Tourism Development of Federation of Bangladesh Chamber of Commerce and Industries, Mohammad Ali Mia, inspector general and head of Tourist Police, and Saidur Rahman, director of the Passport and Immigration Department, were also present.
Managing directors of 5-star hotels in Bangladesh and media persons also participated in the discussion.
Elena Bass, chief executive officer of Compass Tours and Travels, and Saif Ali Khan, managing director of Global Explore, working with Russia since 2017, spoke about opportunities in Bangladesh for further development of tourist exchanges.