Bangladesh was elected the chair of South Asian region of United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) at the 22nd general assembly of UNWTO, the most important global meeting of senior tourism officials in Chengdu of China yesterday.
Bangladesh Ambassador to Spain Hasan Mahmud Khandakar, who is leading the country’s delegation at the assembly, informed the good news to Civil Aviation and Tourism Minister Rashed Khan Menon over the telephone, official sources said.
In his reaction after knowing the news, Menon termed the achievement as a global recognition of Bangladesh tourism sector.
“It’s a global recognition of our recent years efforts in development of tourism sector,” the minister said, adding that it will encourage all tourism stakeholders to work more sincerely for further development of the country’s tourism industry.
The 22nd general assembly started today and to be continued till September 16.
A five-member delegation of Bangladesh, including CEO of Bangladesh Tourism Board Dr Nasir Uddin, is participating at the assembly.