Katalyst and Tour Operators Association of Bangladesh (TOAB) have agreed to form a partnership through signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on 8 June 2010 at the Katalyst office. The objective of the partnership is to facilitate the expansion of the tourism sector by ensuring attractive tourism products and better quality services and effective marketing and promotion.
The Tour Operators Association of Bangladesh (TOAB) is a non-profit tourism industry association represents 110 leading tour operators of Bangladesh. The association works in promoting Bangladesh as a prominent tourist destination and offer attractive tourism services for both international and domestic tourists.
Katalyst has identified some key areas of collaboration with TOAB pertaining to tourism product development, marketing and promotion, capacity building and responsible tourism practices to expand the sector to its full potential.
Shahroz Jalil, Director Services Group, Katalyst and Mr. Taufiquddin Ahmed, President, TOAB signed the MoU. Among others, Christian Portal, Director, Industry and Rural Sectors Group, Taufiq Rahman, TOAB’s First Vice President, Syed Gulam Qadir, Director of International Affairs and Masud Hossain Director of Training and Research and Advisor to TOAB were present at the signing ceremony.