Ctg Travel Mart-22 linking travel fans, service providers

Three day tourism fair ends in Chattogram

Published : 08 Jan 2022 09:46 PM

The ongoing three day Chittagong Travel Mart- 2022, organized with objective to provide a platform for direct communication between travel enthusiasts and travel service providers, has been able successfully to attract a wide range of travel loving visitor. 

The fair gathered multi-sectoral stakeholders in the travel and tourism sector including airlines, tour operators, hotels, resorts, online travel agencies, hospitals and other healthcare service providers, immigration solution providers, among others, from home and abroad. 

A total of 26 participants are showcasing their products and services in 29 stalls at the fair venue.

The fair, began on Thursday,  titled “TripLover Chittagong Travel Mart-2022’ took place at the Dahlia Hall of The Peninsula Chittagong Hotel ended on Saturday.

Participants offered various exciting discounts on air tickets, tour packages, hotel rooms and other tourism products and services for the visitors during fair days.

Md Mahbub Ali MP, State Minister for the Ministry of Civil Aviation and Tourism (MoCAT) inaugurated the fair on Thursday

Minister while addressed the opening ceremony, said the country is in efforts to bounce back with its great tourism potentials from the losses of Covid. As part of it, Chattogram Airport is also under modernization works to boost tourism and trade in the port city. 

Jabed Ahmed, CEO, Bangladesh Tourism Board (BTB) and Mahbubul Alam, President, Chittagong Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCCI) also attended the ceremony among others. 

Jabed Ahmed, CEO of BTB while addressing the inaugural ceremony, said to strengthen tourism of Chattogram, home to several eye-catching tourist attractions, the government has undertaken a massive cluster based tourism development project. 

He said they have identified four clusters in the region which will all soon undergo tourism developments works. 

Mahbubul Alam, President of CCCI, in his speech, urged all concerned to facilitate increase of connectivity to Chattogram. The port city is a pivotal trade and tourism hub of the country. Hence, to flourish further in these sectors, there is urgent need of connectivity increase to Chattogram, emphasized the President of CCCI.       

Premier aviation and travel trade publication The Bangladesh Monitor organized the fair jointly in cooperation with the leading Online Travel Agency (OTA) TripLover and Bangladesh Tourism Board (BTB).

Kazi Wahidul Alam, Editor of The Bangladesh Monitor said, “Aviation and tourism are the worst suffered sectors due to Covid-19 pandemic. With the development of the pandemic situation, travel and tourism demand is witnessing an uptick currently”

He opined that this has led to the introduction of new tourism products and services in the new normal situation. 

The organisations participated in the fair are TripLover Limited, Bangladesh Tourism Board, US-Bangla Airlines, Best Western Heritage Cox’s Bazar, Sea Shell Hotel, Hotel Grand Mostafa, Arshinagar Future Park, Hotel The Cox Today, Goldsands Hotel and Resort Ltd,  Ocean Paradise Hotel and Resort,  Nagar Valley Hotel, Sangu Tours, Blue-Dream Tours and Travels, Gotrip, Eco Travelers, Travel Business Portal,  TLNTRIP, Bumrungrad Hospital Bangladesh Office, CM International Immigration Service, Innoglobe Technologies Ltd, Med Solutions, United College of Aviation Science and Management, THR  Immigration Service, Fortis Hospital Benglore.