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Two MoUs with Malaysia on tourism, culture signed

businessnews24bd.com The cabinet on Monday approved two instruments for signing with Malaysian for cooperation in the areas of tourism, culture, arts and heritage. The approval was given in the weekly meeting of the cabinet held at Bangladesh Secretariat with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair. Briefing reporters after the meeting, cabinet secretary M Mosharraf Hossain Bhuiyan said the instruments ... Read More »

Biman’s new MD to take over in January

businessnews24bd.com Kyle Haywood, the new managing director and chief executive officer (CEO) of national flag carrier Biman Bangladesh Airlines, is going to take over his charge in the first week of January next. According to sources at Biman, Kyle Haywood, managing director of Fastjet, a low-cost South African carrier, is set to be the next boss of Biman Bangladesh Airlines. ... Read More »

Cox’s Bazar is no place for tourists

Syed Ishtiaque Reza A tourism branding campaign called “Beautiful Bangladesh” has been developed. I have seen the promotional on foreign television channels. The film is surely a high quality one, but the reality is far below the expected level. My recent visit to Cox’s Bazar, often termed the world’s longest beach, has given me the strong impression that it is ... Read More »

Air France puts cost of pilots strike at €500m

BBC Online Air France has estimated that last month’s strike will cost it about €500m (£393m) in lost revenue. The struggling French flag carrier was in dispute with pilots over plans to expand its budget subsidiary Transavia. Finance director Pierre-Francois Riolacci said there would be an immediate impact of about 320-350m euros, plus loss of future business. Shares in Europe’s ... Read More »

Air France pilots end long strike

BBC Online Air France pilots have called off a strike that has lasted for two weeks and cost the airline hundreds of millions of euros. Pilots’ union SNPL and the airline have yet to reach an agreement over a dispute about the carrier’s plans to expand its budget subsidiary Transavia. However, a union spokesman said it was ending the strike ... Read More »

United Airways resumes operations from Saturday

businessnews24bd.com United Airways (BD) Ltd will resume its operations on Saturday, after a suspension of two-days following an internal conflict. The decision of flight resumption came at a closed-door meeting between newly constituted Board of Directors and the immediate past chairman at the latter’s residence Friday evening. Earlier on Wednesday evening, officials of the private airliner announced that the operations ... Read More »

Air France suspends plan to expand Transavia

BBC Online Air France has said it is suspending until December its plan to develop its budget carrier, Transavia, in an effort to end a pilots’ strike over the move. The decision was announced by the airline’s boss, Alexandre de Juniac, as the dispute entered its eighth day. The strike is the airline’s longest since 1998 and has been costing ... Read More »

Patenga, Parki to be turned into modern tourist spots

Beach management committee formed   Chittagong Bureau Ministry of Civil Aviation and Tourism  has started activities for development of tourism industry in Chittagong. A reliable sources said  all beaches in Chittagong will be developed  gradually but in first phase, Patenga and Parki  beach will come under this modernization plan through a powerful management committee. In order to affect  this planning ... Read More »

Asian Tourism Fair begins in city

businessnews24bd.com The third Asian Tourism Fair (ATF) began at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre in the city on Thursday. Civil Aviation and Tourism Minister Rashed Khan Menon formally inaugurated the fair at 11.00am. The three-day is being orgainsed by monthly Magazine Parjatan Bichitra in cooperation with Bangladesh Tourism Board and Bangladesh Parjatan Corporation. The fair will be opened from 11am to ... Read More »

Biman procures 2 more apron buses

businessnews24bd.com As part of its efforts to modernise the Ground Support Equipment (GSE), Biman Bangladesh Airlines Ltd has recently procured two more apron buses, taking the number of its vehicle to the Ramp Coach fleet to seven.Chairman of the Biman Board of Directors Air Marshal (retd) Jamal Uddin Ahmed inaugurated the buses for service at a simple ceremony at Hazrat ... Read More »