(MENAFN- Bangladesh Monitor)
Dhaka: Pan Pacific Sonargaon Hotel has launched an exclusive city tour for local and foreign tourists to visit the historical and iconic places in Dhaka.
There were 13 foreign tourists who took the city tour on the first day.
The main attraction of the tour is the residence of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman at Dhanmondi-32 which is now known as the Bangabandhu Memorial Museum. The tour also includes other places in Dhaka, including the National Museum, Bangabandhu Military Museum, and the Shaheed Minar.
Md Mahbub Ali, State Minister for Civil Aviation and Tourism inaugurated the special city tour on August 5 through a ceremony organised at the hotel premise.
Md Mahbub Ali, State Minister for Civil Aviation and Tourism seen addressing the event - Photo: Monitor
Md Mokammel Hassan, Secretary, Ministry of Civil Aviation and Tourism, Dr Md Aminur Rahman, Managing Director, Hotels International Ltd, Asif Ahmed, Acting General Manager, Pan Pacific Sonargaon Dhaka and other high officials from the ministry, Hotels International Ltd and media representatives were also present on the occasion.
In his inaugurating speech, Md Mahbub Ali, State Minister for Civil Aviation and Tourism, said, 'We want every hotel to organise such tours with unique and different packages.”
'Already the process of importing six high-quality tourist buses from Germany is complete. Soon these buses will run on the road and people will gather to take a look. We need to do branding of our historical establishments to help tourism of the country flourish and we have already started,' added the State Minister.
Md Mokammel Hassan, Secretary of Civil Aviation and Tourism, said, 'The main purpose of tourism is not limited to travelling only, it also extends to human-to-human relations. If you talk about the history of Bangladesh, you have to talk about the history of Dhaka. Tourists can learn about Dhaka's heritage through city tours.'
“Tours for local and foreign tourists to visit the historical places of Old Dhaka and Panam City will be arranged soon,” he informed.
13 foriegn tourists seen taking the city tour on the first day on August 5 - Photo: Monitor
He mentioned, tickets for the recently launched Padma Bridge tour over the next three months have sold out in advance already.
Dr Md Aminur Rahman, Managing Director, Hotels International Ltd, said,“This latest city tour will operate every Friday and Saturday.”
All domestic and foreign tourists can participate in the city tour for BDT 4,500 and BDT 5,000 per ticket respectively.
The ticket price includes various historical and sightseeing places with lunch or dinner and onboard snacks for tourists.
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