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4 projects under PPP to boost tourism

The government has taken four important projects under Public Private Partnership (PPP) for expanding the country’s tourism sector and thus attracting more domestic and international tourists. Of the four projects, three will be implemented in Cox’s Bazar while another in Sylhet, reports UNB. BD DanceThe projects are establishment of an exclusive tourist zone at Sabrung, Cox’s Bazar, development of tourism resort and entertainment village at Parjatan Holiday Complex, Cox’s Bazar, setting up of an international standard tourism complex on Motel Upal ...

Tourism takes off in Bangladesh

Come before the tourists visit” is the old Bangladesh tourist board slogan that had caught my eye and partially inspired my trip. Two days after arriving in the country, I unexpectedly meet the woman who came up with it. I’m at Wilderness, a resort in the north-eastern region of Sylhet, where the majority of British-Bangladeshis hail. It’s owned by Nazim Choudhury, whose glamorous wife, Geeteara, now runs her own advertising company. I tell them I’m heading to Cox’s Bazar – the world’s longest beach, on the country’s east coast, and Geeteara says, “That’s where I had the idea for the slogan. Walking on that beach in the 1980s, when no one was around.”

Top destinations for visitors

Asian cities continue to dominate a global list of leading destinations in attracting international visitors arriving by air, according to the annual MasterCard Global Destinations Cities Index. Besides, seven out of the world’s top 10 fastest growing destination cities are in the Asia-Pacific, which is a strong leading indicator of their continuing outstanding performance in the years to come, MasterCard said in a report yesterday. top citiesAsian cities have made up half of the top 10, with Bangkok retaining its position at number...

Year 2016: The ‘Year of Tourism’

With the development of tourism hotspots, new luxury hotels being built and improved air connectivity, ‘Beautiful Bangladesh’ looks set to project itself onto the international tourist map While the exoticism of India has long made it a Mecca for Western travellers keen to experience its sights, sounds and culinary delights, its smaller neighbor to the east has been largely overlooked. But a Bangladesh-Tourismnew impetus to attract foreign visitors and develop tourist hotpots could help Bangladesh, which can more than match...

Hotel bookings soar 60pc before Boishakh festival

Tour operators and hoteliers are expecting a boom in their business on the occasion of Pahela Boishakh, the first day of the Bangla New Year. The sector players are taking preparations to welcome local and international tourists during Pahela Boishakh, reports the Financial Express. Five-Star-hotelThe tour operators as well as hotel and motel businesses have already taken massive preparations as a large number of tourists are expected to visit Cox’s Bazar, St Martin’s Island, Sundarban, Kuakata, Srimongol, Mainamati, Bandarban...

No hartal: Cox’s Bazar hotel occupancy jumps to 50pc

A good number of people are rushing to beach city Cox’s Bazar and hill station Rangamati to re-energize their minds and souls that had got bored because of a long blockade and hartal programme. The city people want to inhale fresh air, walk freely and without any fear along the beach line or uneven roads of Rangamati during this brief holiday, thanks to a break in general strike programme, being sponsored by BNP-led alliance. cox'a bazarWith Thursday as an Independence Day holiday, holiday-makers got another two-day weekend this time, without an...