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09 Jun 2020 19:24:24

Steps to be taken to build trust among tourists: Civil Aviation Secretary

Steps to be taken to build trust among tourists: Civil Aviation Secretary

Civil Aviation and Tourism Ministry Senior Secretary Mohibul Haque said that necessary steps would be taken to build trusts among tourists about health care and safety.

He was speaking as the chief guest at the Zoom Conference titled "Covid-19 After World: Best Penalty for Tourism in Bangladesh" organised jointly by Bangladesh Tourism Board, Ministry of Civil Aviation and Tourism and Bhraman Travel Magazine.

He said the Bangladesh Tourism Board will formulate a guideline for all those involved in tourism and tourism business in the field of domestic and international tourism to ensure the health protection of tourists.

All organisations involved in tourism, including hotels and motels, have to follow this guideline, he said.

It will also be monitored whether these guidelines and hygiene are being followed properly in hotels, motels and tourist destinations, said Mohibul.

Hosted by Abu Sufian, editor of Bhraman Travel Magazine, Bangladesh Tourism Board CEO Jabed Ahmed presided over the programme.

Nawazish Ali Khan, CEO of Global Television, Mokabbir Hossain, CEO and MD of Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh (CAAB), Professor Rashidul Hasan of Tourism and Hospitality department of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Maritime University, among others attended the conference.

While discussing tourism at the conference, the speakers gave advice on various issues.

Notably, the behaviour of tourists will change after Covid-19 situation. Tourism entrepreneurs need to adapt to the changing behaviour of tourists to sustain the development of the tourism sector by utilising Bangladesh's internal tourism market.

The use of technology by tourists in the tourism sector will increase and its proper use will have to be ensured for the development of tourism.

New tourist destinations have to be found out and create diversification of tourism products.

Emphasis should be placed on rural and marginal tourist destinations and care should be taken to ensure that the same tourist destination will not be overcrowded.

Local people need to be involved in tourism to ensure "tourist carrying capability" and save the environment.

And the local people have to be transformed into skilled tourism manpower by training them.