With the ease of restrictions, resorts and recreation businesses are recovering from the financial blow as a result of the pandemic. About 150 resorts and recreation centres in Savar, Gazipur and Manikganj are seeing losses worth Tk11,000 Crore when the pandemic hit and now they expect to recover some amounts as the peak tourism season begins.
For this, these resorts are also planning to reinstate terminated employees. The president of the Tourism Resort Industries Association of Bangladesh (TRIAB) stated that for the tourism sector it will take 2 to 3 years to cover losses.
He also requested for loans on easy terms and utility bills, lower VAT and tax and make some import items duty-free which will aid in the recovery of the sector.
Resorts in Gazipur, Savar or Narayanganj are charging Tk2,000 to Tk5,000 for an overnight stay while for premium quality resorts it is between Tk5,000 and Tk20,000. These resorts are offering discounts and various other facilities to attract customers.
For this pandemic, the Bangladesh Parjatan Corporation (BPC) has suffered a loss of Tk20.63 Crore. The corporation began to recover its losses as the economy reopened back in August 2021. During the pandemic, its revenue declined by 37 per cent. BPC has 23 hotels and motels where it also has 7 restaurants, 2 picnic spots, one tour, one rent-a-car, one training institute, 11 bars, 1 swimming pool and finally one amusement park.