https://www.dhakatribune.com/busine...est-pavilion-award-at-korea-world-travel-fair Bangladesh wins best pavilion award at Korea World Travel Fair UNB Published at 10:25 pm June 18th, 2018 The successful participation of Bangladesh in the Kotfa 2018 is expected to create a momentum and encourage more Korean as well as foreign tourists to visit Bangladesh Bangladesh is hoping to receive a boost in tourism after the country’s pavilion came out on top at a global travel expo in Korea. The Bangladesh pavilion saw off 54 challengers from 34 countries to win the “Best Booth Operation Award” at the 33rd Korean World Travel Fair 2018 (Kotfa) in Seoul last week. Commended for its “exceptional holistic presentation”, the Bangladesh Pavilion drew an estimated 500 Korean and foreign nationals during the four-day event, helping to create a network of tour operators and prospective visitors. “The successful participation of Bangladesh in the Kotfa 2018 is expected to create a momentum and encourage more Korean as well as foreign tourists to visit Bangladesh,” the Bangladesh Embassy in Seoul said on Monday. Abu Bakar Siddiqui, joint secretary of the Bangladesh Ministry of Civil Aviation and Tourism, led a five-member Bangladesh delegation to the fair, which was inaugurated on June 14 by Kotfa Chairman Shin Jung Mok and the ambassadors of each participating country. The visiting dignitaries “deeply appreciated the attractive decoration of the Bangladesh Pavilion”, after they were welcomed with traditional Bangladeshi handicrafts presented by the Bangladesh ambassador to Korea, Abida Islam. Bangladesh has been regularly participating in Kotfa since 2012. On this occasion, the Kotfa authority presented a crest to the Bangladesh Tourism Board (BTB), which curated the winning pavilion in association with the Embassy of Bangladesh in Seoul. Bangladesh also participated in a cultural show on June 14 arranged by Kotfa at the auditorium of COEX Hall, where traditional dances and songs were performed to represent the country.