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  Volume: XXIV, Issue No. 07 November 16-30, 2014  


Bangladesh mulls e-visa to boost tourism
_A Monitor Report Dhaka : Bangladesh Touri-sm Board (BTB) has proposed to home ministry for issuing electronic visa (e-visa) to foreigners for giving a boost to the country's highly potential but untapped tourism sector. "Through Ministry of Civil Aviation and Tourism, we have sent a letter to the Home Ministry for easing visa system as well as issuing frequent multiple entry to help us in increasing foreign tourists," Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of BTB Akhteruzzaman Khan Kabir told nationa. More...
US visa can be collected from Sylhet, Chittagong, besides Dhaka
_A Monitor Report Dhaka : Bangladeshis can now collect immigration visas for the United States and submit post-interview documents in Sylhet and Chitta-gong, besides the capital. Previously, immigration visa applicants had to visit the office of the US embassy in the capital for document submission and visa collection, but now, they will be able to complete the process at Visa Collection Centres in the three cities. In addition, a new website,, has been launched to mak. More...
Bangladesh sends highest number of tourists to India
_A Monitor Report New Delhi : Bangladesh sent the highest number of foreign tourists to India in October. The number of Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) this year was the highest over the previous years, official sources in India's Tourism Ministry said. Bangladesh tourists accounted for 14.15 per cent of the total overseas visitors. "FTAs during the month of October this year was 6.56 lakh as compared to 5.98 lakh during the same period in 2013 and 5.56 lakh in October 2012," a tourism minist. More...
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