The country’s largest three-day international tourism fair has launched here on Thursday with the participation of 11 countries to expedite and promote tourism sector in Bangladesh.
Tour Operators Association of Bangladesh (TOAB), the apex body of the county’s tour operators organize the fair styled “Biman Bangladesh Travel & Tourism Fair (BTTF) 2018” at the Bangabandhu International Conference Center (BICC) in the capital.
Apart from hosts Bangladesh, national and international tourism organizations, tour operators, travel agents, tourism authority, airlines, hotels and resorts from Thailand, Sri Lanka, India, Nepal, Bhutan, the UAE, China, Cambodia, the Maldives, and Vietnam will participate at the fair.
Bangladesh Tourism Board (BTB) along with Bangladesh Parjatan Corporation (BPC), Nepal Tourism Board, the Tourism Authority of Thailand and Ministry of Tourism of India are taking part along with 50 foreign organisations in 10 pavilions, 18 mini-pavilions and 130 stalls.
Civil Aviation & Tourism Minister Mr.AKM Shahajahn Kamal inaugurate the fair as the chief guest while Honurable Highh Commisoner of India Mr.Horsho Brodhon Shringla was present there as special guest.
On the sidelines of the fair, the TOAB is going to organize a B2B session between its members and foreign exhibitors for the first time to expedite inbound tourism in the country.
Besides, two Round Table Discussions, presentation on Adventure Tourism, cultural events and raffle draw are also taking place in BTTF 2018, remain open between 10am and 8pm in everyday from April 19 to 21.