Monitor honours four heroes in travel and hospitality industry

Star Business Report- The Daily Star 20 Dec, 2016  |    -      +
The Daily Star news : Bangladesh Monitor has recognised four individuals for their contribution to the development of the country's travel and hospitality industry.

They were honoured at the silver jubilee celebration of the fortnightly magazine at the Westin Dhaka hotel on Saturday. Minister for Civil Aviation and Tourism Rashed Khan Menon gave away the trophies.

Hakim Ali, chairman of Intraco Group of Companies, was recognised for his contribution to the tourism sector while late Md Fakruddin, founder of Fakruddin Food and Catering chain, was honoured posthumously under the culinary industry category.

Shahid Hamid, executive director of Dhaka Regency Hotel & Resort, received the award in the hospitality industry category.

SA Reza Hussain, first Bangladeshi country manager of British Overseas Airways Corporation, which is now known as British Airways, was also awarded in the aviation category.

Speaking on the occasion, Kazi Wahidul Alam, editor of the Bangladesh Monitor, said they are proud to honour these people who have played commendable role in their respective fields.

He said the magazine would continue its efforts for the development of the country's aviation and tourism sectors in the days to come.

The celebration ceremony was attended by representatives from a number of ministries, Bangladesh Tourism Board, foreign missions in Bangladesh, local and foreign airlines, tour operators and travel agencies.

Bangladesh Monitor started its journey on August 16, 1991. It also regularly organises conferences, seminars, and workshops on aviation and tourism along with tourism fairs and chef competitions.

The magazine received PATA Gold Award in 2005 from the Pacific Asia Travel Association for its reporting.

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