Department of Tourism & Hospitality Management

The 1st Founding Anniversary of the Department of Tourism and Hospitality Management of Daffodil International University (DIU) was held on June 11, 2015 at DIU Auditorium.
Akhteruz Zaman Khan Kabir, Chairman, Bangladesh Tourism Board was present as the chief guest at the function. DIU funder Vice Chancellor and Emeritus Professor Dr Aminul Islam presided over the function.
Among others, the function was addressed by Prof Dr Md. Golam Rahman, DIU Pro-Vice Chancellor, Prof M Monirul H Khan, Jahangirnagar University, Mahbub Parvez, Head, Department of Tourism and Hospitality Management, DIU, Parvez A Chowdhury, Manager, Tourism Marketing, Bangladesh Parjatan Corporation, Musa Ibrahim, First Bangladeshi conqueror of Mount Everest, Atique Rahman Chisty, General Manager (Acting), Biman, Anwar Hossain, Director of Sales, Le Meridian, Md. Rafiqul Islam, Manager, Nazimgarh Resorts, Sylhet.
The function was coordinated by Khadizatul Kobra, Lecturer of the Department and moderated by students of the department Nabila Alder and Mahbub Sharif. The day long program included inaugural ceremony, cake cutting, Open discussion on "Problems and Prospects of Tourism Industry in Bangladesh" and Cultural program.
Speaking on the occasion Akhteruz Zaman Khan Kabir said, to develop the country's economy, there is no alternate of developing tourism sector and tourism is a creative department related with some other industries which can help develop creative economy. Government has declared this sector as a thrust sector and allocated money in the national budget to nurture the sector and government has already declared the year 2016 as the Tourism Year' to be observed nationally in Bangladesh. He expressed that Tourism sector of Bangladesh will be 'flourished as world class standard within 2-3 years. He urged the government to make the visa processing system easier and to introduce e-tourism visa for the development of this thrust sector.
Terming the recent Bangladesh visit of Indian Prime Minister Norendra Moodi as milestone of tourism sector, Akteruz Zamman said regional connectivity among Bangladesh-India-Nepal-Bhutan will boost up tourism sector and create ample opportunity. He urged the students to come forward with new visions and ideas and contribute this sector


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