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Bangladesh, to the east of India on the Bay of Bengal, is a South Asian country marked by lush greenery and many waterways. Its Padma (Ganges), Meghna and Jamuna rivers create fertile plains, and travel by boat is common. On the southern coast, the Sundarbans, an enormous mangrove forest shared with Eastern India, is home to the royal Bengal tiger.

Chinese aviation regulator suspends two international flights over COVID-19 cases

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- November 14, 2020 00:49

The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) announced today a one-week suspension of the Bangladeshi US-Bangla Airlines Dhaka-Guangzhou flight and the Himalaya Airlines Kathmandu-Chongqing flight after some airline passengers on ... Read More

Which countries rely on tourism for employment the most?

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 14, 2020 15:27

Travel experts have analyzed the number of tourism jobs available in over 170 countries around the world to reveal how many jobs are created for every 100 tourists visiting. In ... Read More

Emirates launches fourth daily flight to Dhaka, Bangladesh

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- November 25, 2019 18:10

Emirates is adding a fourth daily service to Dhaka from 1 June 2020, to cater to Bangladesh's growing economy and the country's large diaspora who work and live in the ... Read More

Boeing and Biman Bangladesh Airlines announcement at Dubai Airshow

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- November 17, 2019 18:50

Boeing ] and Biman Bangladesh Airlines (Biman) announced today at the 2019 Dubai Airshow that the carrier is expanding its 787 Dreamliner fleet with two additional airplanes valued at $585 ... Read More

Most popular destinations for transplant tourism: China, India, Pakistan

eTN Managing Editor eTN Managing Editor- October 14, 2019 04:31

Follow the money. This is true and this is the danger of transplant tourism. Concerns the Chinese Government still forcibly harvested organs from prisoners and minority groups. As part of ... Read More

Oman’s SalamAir adds Chattogram to its Bangladesh network

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- September 30, 2019 18:04

Expanding its route network between Oman and the Indian subcontinent, Sultanate's fastest-growing value-for-money airline SalamAir has added a new direct service from Chattogram (Chittagong), Bangladesh's second-largest city, to Muscat. Chattogram ... Read More

1,000 people diagnosed in one day: Worst-ever dengue fever outbreak hits Bangladesh

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- July 31, 2019 16:15

1,000 people, mostly children, have been diagnosed with dengue fever in the past 24 hours in a historic outbreak in Bangladesh. Official figures state that eight people have died as ... Read More

400K forced to evacuate after rivers overflow, submerge villages in Bangladesh

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- July 19, 2019 17:17

Bangladeshi officials said on Friday that the number of people fleeing their homes overnight after rain-swollen rivers in Bangladesh broke through at least four embankments, submerging dozens of villages, doubled ... Read More

Bangladesh and China to advance Belt and Road Initiative cooperation

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- July 4, 2019 19:25

China and Bangladesh on Thursday agreed to advance their cooperation on the Belt and Road Initiative. The consensus was reached by Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and visiting Bangladeshi Prime Minister ... Read More

Five killed, dozens injured in Bangladesh train crash

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 24, 2019 19:51

At least five people were killed and over a 100 were injured in a train derailment in northeastern Bangladesh, an official said Monday. The accident took place in Moulvibazar district, ... Read More

Armed man attempts to hijack Dubai-bound plane, opens fire on board

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 24, 2019 16:08

Biman Bangladesh Airlines plane bound for Dubai was forced to make an emergency landing in Chittagong, Bangladesh after a hijacking attempt, the airline operator has confirmed. The suspect was apprehended ... Read More

Bangladesh Election Fear: Empty hotels in high tourist season

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 29, 2018 07:19

The peak season for Bangladesh tourism is now, but Bangladesh tourists spots like Cox's Bazar are deserted. The Asian country's tourism sector has been hit hard due to the prevailing ... Read More

New US Policies on Visas Can Hurt Same-Sex Couples at the UN

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- October 3, 2018 09:34

An LGBT rights rally in Dhaka, Bangladesh. A new rule from the State Department requires that all foreign nationals working in the United States for international organizations, like the UN, ... Read More

Bangladeshi Muslims storm overcrowded trains to get home for holiday

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- August 21, 2018 15:36

Hundreds of Muslims can be seen clambering onto the train roof as they try to return to their families and friends to celebrate Eid al-Adha. Read More

Bangladeshi tourists love Nepal: Dhaka Travel Mart 2018 shows

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 24, 2018 08:48

A three International tourism fair ‘Dhaka Travel Mart 2018’ which began on March 24 at the Ball Room of Pan Pacific Sonargaon Hotel concludes today. A.K.M. Shajahan Kamal, Minister for ... Read More

Crash-landed in Kathmandu, Nepal: Aircraft with 67 passengers

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 12, 2018 10:58

A US - Bangla Airlines passenger plane has crash-landed at Kathmandu airport in Nepal on Monday. There were 67 passengers onboard when the plane made an emergency landing. A video ... Read More

Airline passenger strips naked, attacks stewardess, tied up by fellow passengers

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 5, 2018 15:55

Airline passenger tied up by the flight crew, after he reportedly stripped naked and masturbated on a flight from Malaysia to Bangladesh. The passenger also allegedly attacked a female air ... Read More

UNWTO Commission for Asia and the Pacific meets in Bangladesh

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 18, 2017 12:58

In 2016, Asia and the Pacific received 309 million international tourist arrivals, 9% more than in 2015; by 2030 this number is expected to reach 535 million. Over 20 countries ... Read More

Dusit International to open its first hotel in Bangladesh’s capital city

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 20, 2017 17:05

Dusit International, one of Thailand’s foremost hotel and property development companies, is set to expand its global footprint once again with the opening of DusitPrincess Dhaka, the company’s first property ... Read More

Traveling and like to breathe fresh air? Where not to go

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 20, 2017 14:32

The Gulf region may be the leader in luxury travel and tourism, but it does have the worst air quality in the world. As part of the Earth Day campaign for ... Read More