April 15, 2024
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  • Local airlines face big challenges

    Due to $ crunch, taka devaluation Farhad Chowdhury : Aviation businesses are going through challenges due to high inflation, dollar crunch and negative effect of the volatile exchange rate. This has had an impact on the domestic aviation sector too. Domestic airlines, like other businesses, continue to fight for survival…

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  • Political unrest hits hard tourism sector

    Faridul Alam Shahin: The tourism sector is affected by the overall political situation of the country around the elections. December is the best time for tourism. Due to favorable travel weather and school-college holidays, there is no place to hold sesame seeds in the main tourist areas of the country…

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  • Tourism sector suffers severe blow amid political turmoil

    Staff Correspondent: Political instability ahead of the national election appeared as a big blow to the country’s tourism sector as most popular tourist destinations including Cox’s Bazar, St. Martin, and Kuakata see sharp drop in the number of visitors.With up to 90 percent of advance bookings canceled, the once-bustling establishments…

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  • Blockade impact on air routes

    Reduced number of passengers Zarif Mahmud: BNP has been agitating for a long time demanding the resignation of the government and one round of elections under a non-partisan neutral government. Several other political parties are simultaneously protesting with BNP. The party has been giving a continuous hartal-blockade program after the…

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  • CAAB allows ‘controversial’ Korean Jin Air to operate Dhaka-Seoul flights

    Rafiqul Islam Azad: The Ministry of Civil Aviation and Tourism hastily permitted South Korean private aircraft Jin Air to operate as non-scheduled/charter passenger flights on Monday, allegedly in connivance with a section of officials from concerned ministries for unknown reasons. Earlier, Jin Air, a South Korean private airliner, was accused…

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  • Over 90 pc of hotel-motel rooms empty for blockade

    Tk 200 cr loss for ecasted Staff Correspondent, Cox’s Bazar: The main opposition BNP-Jamaat strike on October 29 after the rally on October 28 and the three-day blockade from October 31 to November 2 had an impact on the tourism industry of Cox’s Bazar. Most of the tourists have canceled…

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  • E-Visa coming toattract tourists

    Mahfuja Mukul: The visa fee of $51 (Tk 5600 in Bangladesh), along with the complicated and uncertain process, is affecting the tourism industry in Bangladesh. So, the government is thinking of opening visa for foreigners to increase the number of tourists in the country. Initially, it is planned to replace…

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  • Sundarbans abuzz with travellers as 3-month ban on tourism ends

    Khulna Correspondent: Sundarbans, world’s largest mangrove forest, is abuzz with footsteps of a large number of tourists – both local and foreign – due its scenic beauty and diverse wildlife.After three months of closure, Sundarbans opened to tourists on September 1.The mangrove forest was off-limits to tourists from June 1…

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  • Bandarban cries for tourist due to cookie-chin alarm

    Farhad Chowdhury: Bagalek, the highest altitude freshwater lake in the country. This wonderful tourist center is located in Ruma Upazila of Bandarban. Every year, thousands of tourists flock to see Bagalek, a reservoir of exquisite natural beauty located at a height of 380 meters above sea level. Most tourists come…

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  • Minister for measures to stop deer huntingin Sundarbans

    UNB: Environment, Forest and Climate Change Minister Md Shahab Uddin yesterday directed the authorities concerned to take necessary measures to stop deer hunting and poaching in the Sundarbans, the world’s largest mangrove forest.He gave the directives while addressing a progress review meeting held at the ministry in the capital.The minister…

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