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 […]