International tourism fair organised by Tour Operators Association of Bangladesh (TOAB) begins in the capital Dhaka on Thursday (April 19).
Tour Operators Association of Bangladesh (TOAB), the apex body of the county’s tour operators, organised the “Biman Bangladesh Travel & Tourism Fair (BTTF) 2018” at the Bangabandhu International Conference Centre (BICC).
To boost the country’s tourism industry, Travel and Tourism Fair 2018 is being participated by several national and international airlines, tour operators, hotels, resorts, financial institutions and others working in the travel and tourism sector will showcase their products and services at hundreds of stalls and pavilions.
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 are participating 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 participating. At least 50 foreign organisations from 13 countries will showcase their offers from 10 pavilions, 18 mini-pavilions and 130 stalls.
Civil Aviation and Tourism Minister AKM Shajahan Kamal inaugurate the fair as the chief guest while the inaugural session was presided over by TOAB President Taufiq Uddin Ahmed.
Also present were head of missions and India, Canada, Maldives and Vietnam as special guests.
On the side-lines of the fair, the TOAB has organized 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