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World Tourism Day today

  • Published at 10:07 pm September 26th, 2016
World Tourism Day today
World Tourism Day is celebrated to build awareness among the international community of the importance of tourism and its social, cultural, political and economic value. The theme ‘Tourism for All’ has been chosen to illustrate the importance of domestic as well and international tourism in the country. The day will be celebrated by BTB, Bangladesh Parjatan Corporation (BPC) and different tour operators with day long arrangements of various programmes, including a colourful parade inaugurated by Civil Aviation and Tourism Minister Rashed Khan Menon. President Abdul Hamid urged the authorities concerned to ensure awareness building for a sustainable tourism. The day aims to highlight tourisms' potential in helping reach the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). President Abdul Hamid said the government is trying to highlight the expansive natural beauty of Bangladesh to foreign tourists to help build a thriving industry around it. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in her message said the Awami League led government has taken diverse initiatives for the development of the tourism industry as well as offer hospitality services at an affordable rate. The day will be celebrated with many events including folk music, discounts on food and accommodations at hotels and motels and seminars across the country. In addition, special supplements would be published in the national dailies while special programmes and documentaries will be on aired on Television and Radio.