3-Day Asian Tourism Fair from September 29

A three-day Asian Tourism Fair (ATF) will be held for the ninth time in the capital from September 29 to encourage local and foreign tourists to travel and explore Bangladesh.

The international tourism fair will be held at the International Convention City Bashundhara and will end on October 1, organizers announced at a press conference held at a hotel in the city on Sunday.

Minister of State for Civil Aviation and Tourism, Md Mahbub Ali addressed the event as the chief guest and said the fair will play a very important role in the recovery of the industry tourism in the post-Covid-19 period.

The participation of domestic and foreign tourism organizations in the fair will increase the possibility of great promotion of the tourism industry internationally.

Md Mahiuddin Helal, Editor-in-Chief of Parjatan Bichitra and Chairman of the Asian Tourism Fair, presented the details of the Asian Tourism Fair during the press conference.

The show will be held in cooperation with Bangladesh Parjatan Corporation and Bangladesh Tourism Board under the general supervision of the Ministry of Civil Aviation and Tourism.

The event is organized by Tourism Bichitra.

Eight countries have already confirmed their participation in the upcoming 9th Asian Tourism Fair.

Around 130 different tourism organizations from Bangladesh, Nepal, Thailand, India, Bhutan, Malaysia, Sri Lanka and Lithuania will participate in the ATF.

Among them there are more than 50 foreign organizations.

The show will showcase various attractive travel offers, hotel, resort or package bookings, including special discounts for domestic and foreign travel in the upcoming tourist season.

Organizations participating in the fair include hotels, motels, resorts, cruise lines, airlines, tour operators and theme parks and many other entertainment establishments, organizers said at the event. press conference.

Apart from this, the fair will organize seminars related to tourism, an art competition for children, business to business (B2B) meetings. The fair will feature cultural programs from Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. Through this fair, there would be an effort to present a comprehensive picture of the tourism industry to visitors, the organizers added.

The show has its airline partner – Biman Bangladesh Airlines, hotel partners Intercontinental Dhaka and Pan Pacific Sonargaon, adventure dining partner Fly Dining, cruise partner Dhaka Dinner Cruise, entertainment partner Fantasy Kingdom and transportation partner Convoy Service.

From the 9th Asian Tourism Fair, the main partner country is Nepal and the partner country is Thailand. The featured countries are India, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Lithuania and the host country is Bangladesh.

Secretary of the Ministry of Tourism, Md Mokammel Hossain, said tourism organizations in Bangladesh will also get a special opportunity for promotion and publicity through this fair.

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