After a hiatus of more than two years, the long-awaited international travel and tourism fair “Dhaka Travel Mart” kicked off on Thursday (June 2nd) at the ballroom of the city’s Pan Pacific Sonargaon Hotel.

Minister of State for Civil Aviation and Tourism Mahbub Ali officially opened the fair as the chief guest, a press release read.

The Inaugural Ceremony was also attended by Prof. Shibli Rubayat-Ul-Islam, Chairman (Chief Secretary) of Bangladesh Securities and Exchange Commission (BSEC) and Jashim Uddin, Chairman of FBCCI as special guest and guest speaker. honor respectively.

Kazi Wahidul Alam, Editor-in-Chief of The Bangladesh Monitor, also organizer of the tourism fair, said in his speech on the occasion: “Our main objective is to help accelerate the recovery of the country’s travel and tourism sector. , which has been hit hard by the devastating pandemic.

We have tried to create a platform for sellers to showcase and promote their travel products and services, while buyers will have the ability to directly choose the services they need.”

Wahidul Alam informed that a total of about 50 organizations, representing national tourism organizations, airlines, tour operators, hotels, resorts, travel agencies, online travel agencies and service providers of national and foreign health services, participate in the DTM 2022.

During the 3 days of the fair, visitors can take advantage of attractive offers from participating organizations, including discounts on air tickets and hotel accommodation, tourist packages among many others. The fair’s co-sponsor US-Bangla Airlines is offering a 10% discount on domestic flights and 20% discount on international airfares for travel to any destination in its network. Plus, anyone purchasing two round-trip tickets to Cox’s Bazar or the Maldives will receive a free hotel room for two nights.
Partner airline Biman Bangladesh Airlines is offering an attractive discount of up to 20% on airfares for travel to select international destinations in its network. Title sponsor Triplover is offering 5% cash back to B2B customers.

On the sidelines of the fair, a seminar on “The Perspective of Bangladesh as a Regional Aviation Hub” will be held on June 4 at 3:30 p.m. Air Vice Marshal Mr. Mafidur Rahman, Chairman of Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh (CAAB) will deliver the keynote address while Advocate Anisul Islam Mahmud, MP, Managing Director of Fly Dhaka; Abu Saleh Mostafa Kamal, Managing Director and CEO, Biman Bangladesh Airlines; Md. Abdullah Al Mamun, Managing Director, US Bangla Airlines; Mofizur Rahman, Managing Director, Novoair; Imran Asif, Managing Director, Air Astra and Wing.Com. Nazrul Islam, Managing Director, United Airways BD Ltd. will participate as commentators.

The 3-day fair can be visited daily from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. upon payment of an entrance fee from Tk. 40 per person. Visitors can win attractive door prizes in the raffle, which will include air tickets to the Maldives, Singapore, Delhi, Sharjah, Kolkata, Cox’s Bazar and many more.

Leading Online Travel Agency (OTA) Triplover is hosting as the main sponsor of the fair while the country’s largest private sector airline, the United States, Bangla Airlines is the co-sponsor. National carrier Biman Bangladesh Airlines, Bangladesh Tourism Board (BTB) and Bangladesh Parjatan Corporation (BPC) are the DTM-2022 partners. The Bangladesh Monitor welcomes the Dhaka Travel Mart for the 17th year.

The inaugural ceremony was also delivered by Nisha Tasnim Shaikh, Chief Operating Officer Triplover; Md. Abdullah Al Mamun, Managing Director, US-Bangla Airlines; Mofizur Rahman, CEO of NOVOAIR; Md. Zahid Hossain, Marketing and Sales Manager, Biman Bangladesh Airlines; Md. Ali Kadar, Chairman, Bangladesh Parjatan Corporation, Abu Tahir Muhammad Zaber Acting CEO, Bangladesh Tourism Board.