Civil Aviation and Tourism Minister Rashed Khan Menon has underscored the need for boosting adventure tourism in Bangladesh as 36% of the global tourists are now very much interested in adventurism.
“As 60% population of Bangladesh are youths, it is an urgent need for us to bolster adventure based tourism to attract more tourists.”
Tourism minister was addressing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signing ceremony held at Hotel Obokash in the capital yesterday. Bangladesh Parjatan Corporation (BPC) and The Base Camp, the first outdoor activity camp of the country, signed the MoU.
The ceremony was addressed, among others, by Additional Secretary of Tourism Ministry Rafiquzzaman, BPC Chairman Aparup Chowdhury and Base Camp Managing Director Tamzid Siddiqui.
“As adventure tourism is experiencing an unprecedented growth globally, our neighbouring countries like Nepal and Maldives are earning a huge amount of revenue by offering this tourism,” said Menon.
According to tourism expert, Bangladesh has huge opportunity in adventure tourism if the government can arrange mountaineering, rafting, rippling, paragliding, parachuting, hiking and trekking.
Bangladesh offers tourists trekking in Chittagong Hill Tracks (CHT) and enjoyment of rivers and rill crossing throughout the world’s largest mangrove forest the Sunderbans.