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
Social Welfare Minister Rashed Khan Menon will conclude the celebration on
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
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)