April 25, 2022 12:38:39
Vacationers are expected to visit Cox’s Bazar, the world’s longest unbroken sea beach, in droves during the Eid-ul-Fitr holiday, as 50% of hotels and motels were booked ten days before the biggest religious holiday, reports UNB.
Cox’s Bazar is the most attractive tourist spot in Bangladesh and Eid holidays provide the opportunity to take a break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
The concerned authorities of many hotels and motels are spending a busy period preparing their respective establishments for tourists.
Cox’s Bazar has seen a good number of visitors in recent months as Bangladesh opened all tourist spots following a drop in the Covid-19 infection rate.
According to the moon sighting, Eid-ul-Fitr is expected to take place on May 2 or 3.
According to hotel and motel authorities, 40-50% of rooms in many hotels and motels have been booked.
The general secretary of the Association of Hotel Motel Guesthouse Agents, Karim Ullah, said many hotel and chalet owners laid off staff and workers at the start of Ramadan due to the lack of work.
Habib Ullah, general secretary of the Laboni Point Traders Association, said that during Ramadan most workers and staff had to spend some down time and many people had closed their business establishments.
But ahead of Eid-ul-Fitr, people are preparing to welcome visitors and tourists, he said.
Anwar Kamal, chairman of the Tour Operator Association Cox’s Bazar (TOAC), said traders involved in hotel and motels are suffering a loss due to lack of tourists but will be abuzz again with the presence of several hundred visitors during the Eid holidays. .
Abul Kashem Shikdar, chairman of Cox’s Bazar Hotel-Motel, Guest House Owners Association, said the rest of the rooms will be booked shortly before Eid.
Meanwhile, convenience stores along the sea beach have also been kept closed due to lack of tourists but all will be revived again with the presence of tourists, he hopes.
Zillur Rahman, Superintendent of Cox’s Bazar Tourist Police, said the police had done everything possible to ensure the safety of tourists who had planned to visit the tourist site.