Oct 082015
 

Murder of foreigners may impact tourism.

         
 
Murders of two foreign nationals at the beginning of tourist season in Bangladesh have heightened fears of an adverse impact on the industry.
They have punctured hopes of good business that seemed possible with the prevailing political calm.
At the beginning of the year, the tourism sector was hit badly by blockades and shutdowns enforced by the BNP and its allies.
But as the country limped back to normalcy, tour operators expected good business in autumn and winter.
But they say the twin murders of Italian aid worker Cesare Tavella in Dhaka and Japanese national Kunio Hoshi in Rangpur within a week has shaken the confidence of foreign tourists.

Chief Executive of Bengal Tours Masud Hossain says foreign tourists have already started cancelling their bookings after the murders.
He told bdnews24.com about 200 tourists have already cancelled their travel plans for Bangladesh during the past one week.
“All arrangements had been made. But they have cancelled their visit following the murders.” 
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