The Policy Times Dhaka Bureau :
The Embassy of Bangladesh has actively participated in the Seoul International Tourism Fair (SITF), held on 24-27 June 2021 at the Convention and Exhibition Center (COEX) in Seoul. SITF is the largest international tourism fair of South Korea which was formerly known as Korea Travel and Tourism Fair (KOTFA). A total of 26 countries, including embassies and travel agencies from 9 different countries, took part in the event.
Ambassador Abida Islam presented traditional handicraft items of Bangladesh to Mr. Shin Joong-mok, Chairman of the KOTFA, other Ambassadors, and dignitaries. First Secretary Mr. Samuel Murmu offered a fascinating presentation on the tourist attractions of Bangladesh which was followed by a musical performance by a local Bangladeshi artist Mr. Mohammed Asaduzzaman Khan that enchanted the audience. Moreover, two Bangladeshi students offered Hena design on the hands of the visitors in the booth at free of cost which attracted many visitors.
During this four-day-long fair, about 400 Koreans and foreigners visited the Bangladesh booth and expressed interest in Bangladesh’s tourist destinations. Promotional leaflets, posters, brochures on attractive tourist places, and traditional handicraft items of Bangladesh were distributed among the visitors. Documentaries on the attractive tourist destinations of Bangladesh as well as Bangladesh’s tradition and culture were also screened during the fair.