Eid rush: Tourism to see turnaround after 2 years

The tourism industry is set to rebound during the Eid vacation after two years of slump amid the pandemic. Thousands of people are likely to make trips to domestic and foreign tourist destinations during the Eid vacation, said the leaders of Tour Operators Association of Bangladesh (Toab), adding that the number of such trips fell […]

A small start grows into Tk12,000cr amusement industry

It was in the wake of a serious road accident in Dhaka in the beginning of 1990 that the idea of a new business came to GMM Rahman’s mind. During months of recovery lying on a hospital bed in Japan, what attracted him was an amusement park he would see every day through a hospital […]

BAAPA seeks to reopen parks with less than 50pc capacity

Bangladesh Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (BAAPA) has sought immediate decision from the government to reopen parks with less than 50 per cent of the parks’ capacity as per the suggestion of Bangladesh Tourism Board and various international organisations. Ensuring proper health rules and sanitation of the rides, the association has planned to maintain […]

Entertainment centres in Chattogram to remain closed during Eid, again

Last year, all tourist centres and amusement parks were closed off in Chattogram during the two Eids and Pahela Baishakh. Taking the Covid-19 situation into consideration, entertainment centres in Chattogram will remain closed for visitors during the Eid season again this year, authorities said on Tuesday. “The country has gone through a most difficult Covid-19 […]

Amusement industry demands to reopen parks

Bangladesh Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (BAAPA) has demanded the opening of parks across the country. The establishments were shut down for four months last year and this year the same was done since early April amidst the pandemic’s second wave. If these amusement parks are not opened now like other business, it will […]

North Carolina Zoo Shares on Sustainability Efforts and How to Get Started

The North Carolina Zoo in Asheboro received the 2021 Environmental Sustainability Award from the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums in October. The award is presented to an organization whose efforts exemplify practices that benefit the environment. Since 1989, the zoo has pursued and employed recycling programs, waste reduction, extensive composting, alternative fuels for zoo […]

Genting SkyWorlds Brings Cinema-Based Attractions to Malaysia

After more than two years of being gripped by COVID-19, Southeast Asia has some good news to be excited about with the opening of Genting SkyWorlds Theme Park in Pahang, Malaysia. The impressive, long-awaited RM3.3 billion project is part of the Resorts World Genting integrated resort. Though Genting SkyWorlds is compact, covering 26 acres, a very efficient […]

Teaching Guests about Conservation and Sustainability

As committed proponents and supporters of conservation and sustainability, zoos and aquariums take a variety of approaches in actively teaching and engaging guests to participate in these efforts in their daily lives. Georgia Aquarium, located in Atlanta, takes a broad, comprehensive approach with its messaging to get guests personally involved with conservation. “From basic recycling […]

Successful Sustainability Methods at Water Parks

With their early adoption of adjustable-speed variable frequency drive (VFD) pumps, solar panels, and grey water recycling for irrigation, water parks were pioneers in sustainable technology long before many people had even heard of the term. Funworld recently asked several water park experts to share their tried-and-true sustainable practices, plus the latest trends in this area. […]