(MENAFN- Bangladesh Monitor) Dhaka: The Covid-19 pandemic has left a vacuum of skilled manpower in the country's travel trade sector. When global travel and tourism was temporarily halted, several organisations in the sector had no other mean but to let go many expert Human Resources to survive in the difficult times. Now, as the industry has almost recovered to pre-pandemic levels and is showing unprecedented growth, it is high time the industry brought back skilled workforce to the industry to meet the increasing demand.
Air Vice Marshal M Mafidur Rahman, Chairman of Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh said this while addressing the inaugural ceremony of the country's first ever job and career fair in travel trade as the Chief Guest held at Pan Pacific Sonargaon Dhaka on March 19.
In this backdrop, the timing of such a job and career fair in the country's travel trade sector could not be more perfect, he added.
The two-day job and career fair is the first of its kind in Bangladesh, organised by The Bangladesh Monitor, the premier travel trade publication of the country. Leading software technology company Technonext is supporting the event as the sponsor.
The inaugural ceremony was also addressed by Air Vice Marshal ASM Fakhrul Islam, Vice Chancellor, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Aviation and Aerospace University, Md Rashidul Islam, Head of Operations, Technonext, and Kazi Wahidul Alam, Editor, The Bangladesh Monitor.
Air Vice Marshal ASM Fakhrul Islam, Vice Chancellor of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Aviation and Aerospace University, said, the country requires plenty of skilled manpower to cater to the growing travel trade industry and to tap its full potential.
Hence, this job and career fair is surely a timely initiative to attract young talents to this promising sector, he further noted.
Kazi Wahidul Alam, Editor, The Bangladesh Monitor, said, 'Those seeking to pursue a career in the aviation, hospitality and travel industry will find excellent opportunities at the fair.'
A total of 46 organisations representing airlines, hotels, travel agencies, online travel agencies, tour operators, educational institutions, and software companies will participate in the fair.
Young job seekers who are willing to join the travel and tourism industry will have the opportunity to directly interact with the employers during the fair, while, the employers are planning to recruit suitable candidates on the spot, claimed Kazi Wahidul Alam.
On the other hand, those who are thinking of pursuing a career in the industry will be able to know about the scope of education and training in the field.
During the two-day fair, three career guidance seminars will be organised on different topics where the relevant experts and professionals will share their knowledge with the audience to help them in choosing a suitable career for themselves.
On March 19, a seminar will be organised on the topic
'Career Building in Airline Sales and Marketing.' On March 20, there will be two seminars titled 'How to become a hotelier' and 'Career Building as an Airline Pilot' in the morning and afternoon respectively.
State Minister for Civil Aviation and Tourism Md Mahbub Ali MP will attend the afternoon seminar on March 20 as the chief guest.
The fair will remain open for visitors from 10 am to 8 pm every day on March 19 and 20.
Visitors will have the exciting opportunity to win air tickets as raffle prizes every day.