Begumpara, the ‘forbidden paradise’ of rich Bangladeshis

Begumpara has thus become a ‘forbidden paradise’ for rich Bangladeshis abroad. No one has the slightest sympathy for the Begums and Sahibs of Begumpara because they have taken this decision voluntarily, they are actively involved in money laundering. The Prime Minister recently told the National Parliament that approximately 14.9 million Bangladeshi immigrants are currently living […]

Teknaf-Saint Martin route: decision on resumption of tourist vessel on Wednesday

Although tourist ships from Teknaf do not go to the island, ships operate on the Cox’s Bazar-St Martin route. Local sources said a total of 12 ships are now plying on the Cox’s Bazar-St Martin and Chattogram-St Martin routes. On the Teknaf-Saint Martin route, 8–10 ships operated before the ban. In a joint press conference […]

Few tourists, deserted streets in casino hub Macau after reopening

Three years on, COVID-19 almost forced Becky Zhang’s specialty food business in Macau to collapse. Established by his grandmother fifty years ago, his shop selling pastries and dried beef survives only thanks to residents who bought small quantities to help keep him afloat. Now, even after the recent reopening of the world’s biggest gambling hub, […]

South Korea joins the list of places banning Chinese travelers

Destinations around the world are banning or considering banning travelers from China after authorities relaxed “zero-Covid” rules. They cite a lack of information from China on the variant and are concerned about a wave of infections. China has dismissed criticism of its COVID data and said future mutations are expected to be potentially more contagious […]

Bangladeshi tourism industry is reviving amid lack of foreign tourists

Bangladesh is a country of natural beauty with world’s largest mangrove forest, longest sea beach and other tourist destinations like Kuakata and lovely Chittagong hill tracts. But the country has never successfully attracted foreign tourists. Especially after the 2016 terrorist attack in a Dhaka restaurant which targeted non-Muslim foreigners, the country suffered a huge blow. […]