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3-day “Biman Tourism Fest” begins Sept 27

A three-day colourful festival and musical

show will start at Rabindra Sarobor in Dhanmondi, one of the capital's

popular cultural hubs, on September 27 to celebrate the World Tourism Day

with the theme of Tourism and the Digital Transformation.

Aviation and Tourism Journalists' Forum of Bangladesh (ATJFB), a platform

of journalists covering aviation and tourism affairs in association with

Bangladesh Tourism Board (BTB) will organize the festival styled Biman

Tourism Fest 2018, a press release said here today.

Different organizations will display various tourism related products and

activities at the venue from 10 am to 7 pm every day.

Civil Aviation and Tourism Minister A.K.M Shajahan Kamal will inaugurate

the fest as the chief guest while Chairman of Parliamentary Standing

Committee on Civil Aviation and Tourism M Faruk Khan to be present as the

special guest.

Social Welfare Minister Rashed Khan Menon will conclude the celebration on

September 29.

A discussion on tourism master plan centering Sundarbans will be held on

the second day of the fest on September 28. Experts and different

stakeholders of the tourism industry will take part in the discussion while

Civil Aviation and Tourism Secretary Md Mohibul Haque will be present as the

chief guest.

At every afternoon of three-day carnival, buzzing cultural show will be

staged where popular folk bands, bauls and other traditional solo singers to

perform. Besides, tribal and traditional dance performance are also included

in the festival itinerary.

The festival is sponsored by the national flag carrier Biman Bangladesh

Airlines as title and powered by US-Bangla Airlines while NOVOAIR, Rangdhanu

group, Regent Airways and the Way Dhaka joined as co-sponsors.

Bangladesh Parjatan Corporation (BPC), Association of Travel Agents of

Bangladesh (ATAB) and Tour Operators Association of Bangladesh (TOAB) also

joined hands as strategic partners of the festival.

World Tourism Day, celebrated every 27 September around the world, is a

unique opportunity to raise awareness on tourism's actual and potential

contribution to sustainable development.

Tourism and the Digital Transformation is the theme of this year's World

Tourism Day (WTD), set by United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)