Education & Culture

DU THM department hosts first ever green tourism fest

Published : 22 Sep 2023 08:28 PM

The Department of Tourism and Hospitality Management is set to celebrate World Tourism Day 2023 on a grand scale. This year, the esteemed department is poised to elevate its annual celebration to new heights by orchestrating the nation's first-ever "Green Tourism Fest" titled "Greenaugurate," which seamlessly integrates with the theme of this year's World Tourism Day, centred on tourism and green investment. With a resolute commitment, the annual celebration is scheduled to take place at the Faculty of Business Studies (FBS) premises, said a press release.

Greenaugurate represents a significant step forward for Bangladesh's tourism industry. By placing the spotlight on green tourism and sustainable practices, this event not only educates and entertains but also paves the way for a more eco-conscious approach to tourism.

It serves as a bridge between academic excellence and real-world application, shaping students into prospective leaders characterised not only by their profound knowledge but also by their visionary capabilities, poised to effectuate positive transformations within the tourism and hospitality industry.

Greenaugurate is to feature a seminar graced by industry leaders and stakeholders. Distinguished guests include representatives from the Ministry of Civil Aviation & Tourism, Bangladesh Tourism Board, the Dean of the Faculty of Business Studies at DU, and all esteemed faculty members of the Department of Tourism and Hospitality Management. Their presence underscores the importance of nurturing and guiding future leaders in the field.

The preeminent highlight of Greenaugurate is the inter-university case competition. This competition offers a platform for budding talents in the field of Tourism and Hospitality Management to showcase their skills and innovative ideas.

However, Greenaugurate extends beyond this competition; it embodies a day-long celebration dedicated to promoting sustainable tourism and environmental awareness.

Furthermore, participants and visitors have the opportunity to engage in various games and activities designed to promote green practices and raise awareness about environmental conservation.