DHAKA, Sept. 27 (Xinhua) -- Bangladesh on Tuesday marked World Tourism Day with various events including a colorful rally in capital Dhaka.
"Rethinking Tourism" is the theme for World Tourism Day 2022.
Bangladeshi President Md Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina issued separate messages on the occasion. World Tourism Day was observed in Dhaka and elsewhere in the country.
On Tuesday morning, the colorful rally in the capital showcased the rich culture and heritage of Bangladesh. State Minister for Civil Aviation and Tourism Md Mahbub Ali, among others, joined the rally.
On the day, hundreds of hotels and tourist spots in the country offered special discounts.
To mark the day, a week-long beach carnival has been organized to attract more tourists to the world's longest beach in Cox' Bazar, some 400 km southeast of Dhaka.
The Cox's Bazar district administration and the beach management committee also held a tourism fair and a beach carnival on Tuesday morning.