TTF Kolkata 2018 : Three-day Travel and Tourism Fair kick starts

TB News Desk: Welcome to TTF Kolkata 2018 while the program was attended by Honorable Civil Aviation and Tourism minister AKM Shahjahan Kamal , Mp as the chief guest and the deputy High Commissioner Mr. Tawfiq Hasan along with CEO of Tourism Board of Bangladesh and Tourism minister of Assam ! Along with Tourism Industry Leader and Businessman together at the Kolkata India.

A three-day tourism fair in Kolkata was inaugurated on Friday amid talks on ways to increase connectivity between neighboring countries – India, Bangladesh and Nepal.

Bangladesh Tourism Minister Shahjahan Kamal said both India and his country have taken steps to ensure easy and hurdle-free travel for the tourists.

There exists a sense of nostalgia among millions in West Bengal, whose ancestors hailed from present-day Bangladesh, the minister said after inaugurating Travel and Tourism Fair (TTF) in Kolkata.

“The two countries have taken measures to increase connectivity through roads, rail and air, facilitating tourists from India to visit Bangladesh easily,” he said.

Apart from being a “culturally rich” country, Bangladesh, a land of natural beauty, also boasts of the world’s largest unbroken beach at Coxbazar, the minister said.

There are nine daily flights that operate between the two countries daily, apart from train services connecting Kolkata with Dhaka and Khulna, an official said.

Nepal consul general in Kolkata, Ek Narayan Aryal, said the three neighbours can sew up a tourist circuit.

“India, Nepal and Bangladesh are very close neighbours. We can create a tourist circuit to reach out to people of the three countries,” Aryal said.

The tourism fair at Netaji Indoor Stadium, in its 30th year, saw the participation of by 13 countries and 28 states in the country, Sanjiv Agarwal, the CEO of Fairfest – the organizer of the event – said.

Dalton Zahir

Mohammad Zahirul Islam (Dalton Zahir) has earned 18 years of holistic and ambidextrous experience in hospitality, tourism. His creativity and strive to do innovative things placed him in a very well deserving position. He worked as a Head of Sales and Marketing of BRAC Services Ltd. as ahead of Sales And Marketing he looks after BCDM Savar, BCDM Rajendrapur, The Artisan Hotel Uttara, BRAC INN, Mohakhali. and Rose View Hotel in Sylhet. Manager, sales, and marketing at Grand Sultan Tea Resort & Golf. During his tenure, the hotel achieved World Luxury Hotel Award and Trip Advisor’s Best Guest Comment Award. He got the Manager of the Month Award by The Management. He also worked with Ocean Paradise, Lake Shore Hotel, Motorola Mobile, Apple Computer, Philips Mobile, and Fujifilm Camera Distribution for Bangladesh (Jel Corp HQ in Singapore) for more than 16 years in various capacities. Dalton, curious about the tourism and hospitality sector, has been working to explore tourism potentials focusing Beautiful Bangladesh for its different places, cultures, and cuisines. His thirst to devise tools and to draw a blueprint to attracting tourists makes him dexterous in hospitality and tourism. Besides working in a hotel as Head of Sales and Marketing, he is also curious about a number of organizations like UNWTO (World Tourism Organization). He is the Co-Chairman, Standing Committee on Hotel, Motel, Resorts and Guest House Development and Member of the Tourism Development Standing Committee of the Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI). Dalton Zahir also does Photography; he is the Member of Photographic Society of American, since 2008 & Bangladesh Photographic Society. He received Photography Awards for his remarkable Achievements. A travel-loving personality, Dalton visited UK, Germany, South Korea, Singapore, Poland, Denmark, Austria, Czech Republic, Malaysia, India, Nepal, China, Myanmar and the Dubai UAE. He also participated various esteem events like India’s largest event Travel Tourism Fair, ITB Berlin (World’s largest travel tourism fair in Germany), WTM London (World Travel Market, UK), Arabian Travel Market (ATM, Dubai) also participated for photo competitions of USA, Germany, and France. Among the remarkable achievements, receiving AJFB Award 2015 as the Best Tourism Promotion of Bangladesh is the most significant one. Other than Photography he also knows the nationally as Writes and in the Ekushay Book Fair Published his 6 Books other 2 Book will be published from Kolkata Book Fair. He has to Achieve remarkable 10 Awards. He also was known as Tourism Editor. With long working experience in Hospitality Industry in various capacities Dalton Well Known to the Industry as a Dynamic tourism Promoters for the Country. He is involved with national & international Tourism Events with private & Government organizations.

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