SESRIC will organize an International Seminar on “Development of Muslim Friendly Tourism in the Dhaka City” on 15 October 2019 in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
The International Seminar will be held as part of activities organized by various OIC Institutions throughout the year to commemorate Dhaka as OIC City of Tourism 2019.
The Seminar will bring together experts from SESRIC, officials from Ministries of Tourism of OIC Member States, academicians, policy-makers, representatives of relevant public institutions and private sector, agencies from the tourism sector, business associations, tour operations, and hoteliers to discuss the main challenges and explore ways to promote the Muslim Friendly Tourism (MFT) in OIC Countries.
Participants will share best practices and elaborate on experiences of selected OIC Member States in developing the MFT concept and industry. By highlighting the modalities, lessons learned, gaps and opportunities, the seminar will provide a better understanding of the importance of MFT in sustainable development in the context of Dhaka and Bangladesh and, to a greater extent, OIC Countries as well.
Dhaka was chosen as the ‘City of Tourism’ for 2019 during the 10th Islamic Conference of Tourism Ministers (ICTM) held on 5-7 February 2018 in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
SESRIC will hold the Award Ceremony as part of activities organized by various OIC institutions throughout the year to commemorate Dhaka as OIC City of Tourism 2019.
Within this scope, SESRIC has prepared a survey to select and identify the best three tour operators that contribute to the development of tourism in the city of Dhaka. All tour operators registered in Bangladesh can submit their application for the Award by filling out the survey available at the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/oiccityoftourismdhaka
Following the final submission date by 10 September 2019, SESRIC, in consultation with the Ministry of Civil Aviation and Tourism of Bangladesh, will assess the result of the survey and announce the three winners with the highest score.
After the final assessment made by the Selection Committee, the following three tour operators have been selected for the “OIC City of Tourism Award 2019 for Dhaka”:
- 1st Place: Tourism Window
- 2nd Place: ANNEX Travel & Consulting Group
- 3rd Place: Journey Plus
The 10th Islamic Conference of Tourism Ministers (ICTM) held on 5-7 February 2018 in Dhaka, Bangladesh chose Dhaka as the ‘City of Tourism’ for 2019. The conference also adopted the Dhaka Declaration to preserve and promote the Islamic culture and heritage of Bangladesh.