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Festival and crisis keeping Cox’s Bazar hotels fully booked

27 Sep 2017, 17:03

UNB

Cox's Bazar: Almost all of the hotels in the town are packed with tourists ahead of the Durga Puja holidays, stated local hospitality sources.

Travelers from Dhaka and other corners of the country are choosing to add a sea view to their vacations, selecting Cox's Bazar and nearby destinations.

Sources at the hotels said that all the hotels are operating in full capacity, and will remain so until the end of the vacation, on October 1.

"It has become difficult for us to accommodate walk-in guests, as our patrons had reserved their rooms weeks in advance," said Md Shah Alam, a front desk executive at Ocean Paradise Hotel.

It has also been reported that the large influx of journalists covering the Rohingya crisis is another reason why no rooms are readily available.

"Given the uncertainty of how long they will be staying here to cover the event, most of them have booked their rooms for the remainder of October," Shah Alam added.

The Durga Puja, the biggest religious festival of the Hindu community, began from September 26 and is slated to conclude on September 30 through the immersion of idols in rivers.

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