Tourism not poorism with MV Tanguar Haor:
Don’t forget to pack “luxury” alongside “eco-friendly” and “fair trade,” when you plan your cruise through Deshi waterways
Bangladesh is a gold mine when it comes to tourism. Not saying that we have the systems in place or that it is even remotely developed yet, at least not according to the West it isn’t. But what we do have, are places to admire and marvel at.
Speaking of development of tourism and Bangladesh not showing any signs of it, Tiger Tours, a joint venture fair trade tourism company achive the pioneer when it comes to sending out tourists into the unexplored country side along the mighty rivers hallowed by the South West Silk Road to China in ancient times, to show them the sights, sounds and artistic caliber of Bangladesh done in comfort and style. There, you have a signature stand opposing terms like “poor tourism” or “poorism” that Bangladesh is supposedly entitled to.
With that in mind, this week, Avenue T brings you MV Tangaur Haor, a boat that not only screams luxury but success – success in bringing this country a vessel that swims ashore to cultures and monuments in a way never seen before. So next time, when you’re thinking of a trip to Thailand for a cruise, think again, because you can not only find a better alternative at home but you can also have the opportunity to see the beautiful pieces of landscapes that you have never seen before.
Tiger Tours Limited is the only joint venture tour operating company in Bangladesh registered with the Board of Investment. The company has been set up in April, 2009 under the Companies Act, 1994. The company has 33 investors including overseas investors.The objective is to promote Bangladesh as an inbound destination to the global tourism market. The web address and blogspot are as follows:
Tiger Tours is also on facebook.
Common people in other countries hardly know anything about the rich history, heritage, natural; beauty, extensive water ways, perennial water bodies (Haors) and river islands (Chars) or major successes of Bangladesh in microfinance, poverty alleviation and achievement of Millenium Development Goals (MDGs). They do not know about the age old religious harmony in this country. Bangladesh's steady GDP growth of more than 6% over more than a decade desptie global economic downturn is an enigma to economists and development workers. Tiger Tours is trying to highlight these things to attract the global tourists to Bangladesh. Tourism is a major export industry in many countires of the world including India, Nepal,Maldives, Srilanka and Thailand in our neighbourhood. It can become a larger then garments export business for Bangladesh in terms of income and employment if we seriously promote our country and continuously develop necessary infrastructure to support nationwide tourism.