Although people visiting several new tourist destinations in Bangladesh have increased tremendously, the news of deaths in various accidents by visiting these unsafe places has been heard more lately.
The body of a professor who went missing after taking a bath in a spring in the hill district of Bandarban in Bangladesh has recovered today. He went to Bandarban with his friends and family for the Eid holidays.
A few days ago, two students drowned in Bichanakandi in Sylhet.
Those involved in the tourism sector say
The number of tourists in Bangladesh is increasing every year, and Bichnakandi, Ratargul, many rapids or waterfalls in the Chittagong Hill Tracts, trekking in the mountains are becoming new attractions.
But the question is, how important is the safety of tourists in these new places?
You are talking to Farhana Alam from Dhaka – who loves to travel. As you visit the country’s major tourist destinations, you also visit places that are not very famous.
He says that in his experience, tourists’ safety in Bangladesh is almost entirely up to him.
Rafiqul Islam Nasim, director of tour operator company Bengal Tours, says
In all countries of the world, there are additional measures to avoid the risk to tourists’ lives or keep them safe from various crimes. But there is a shortage of such a system in Bangladesh except for popular destinations.
Tourism Board plans
The Tourism Board plans to develop guides in the local community in areas where new tourist areas are emerging.
The tourist police has-been is working for the safety of tourists in Bangladesh for many years. Tour operator companies often take their help in the security of a large team.
But the boundaries of their work are mainly around Cox’s Bazar.