Bangladesh travel

International Travel and Tourism Fair in December

TBS Report

05 July 2022, 18:00

Last modification: 05 July 2022, 18:06

File photo: Tourism in Bangladesh


File photo: Tourism in Bangladesh

The Bangladesh International Travel and Tourism Expo (BITTE)-2022 will be held from December 1 to 3 at the Bangabandhu International Conference Center on Begum Rokeya Avenue in the capital.

At a press conference in the capital, officials from the Association of Bangladesh Travel Agents (Atab), organizer of the expo, said on Tuesday that the expo will create an opportunity to showcase the air tickets , hotel reservations, organized trips, traditional cuisine and other services. domestic and foreign tourists.

Tourism stakeholders such as airlines, travel agencies, tour operators, hotel motels, resorts, restaurants and event management companies from at least 30 countries are expected to attend the event, they informed.

Chairman of Atab, SN Manzur Murshed (Mahbub) said, “One of the objectives of organizing the expo is to introduce Bangladesh’s diversified tourism sector and services to the global market and promote the inbound tourism by highlighting popular tourist destinations in our country”.

“In addition, companies and organizations participating in the show will be able to exhibit and sell their products or services,” he added.

According to industry insiders, although Bangladesh has huge tourism prospects, the number of foreign travelers is still very low compared to neighboring countries like Bhutan, Nepal and India.

There will be exhibitions, seminars, roundtables, workshops and B2B sessions to discuss policies that need to be formulated and implemented to advance the country’s travel and tourism sector, Manzur Murshed said.

Bangladesh registered a total of 323,000 foreign tourists in 2019, according to the Bangladesh Tourism Board.

Among others, Atab Secretary General Abdus Salam Aref also spoke at the press conference.