Bill governing business of travel agencies passed in JS
Publish- January 25, 2021, 12:39 PM
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The Bangladesh Travel Agency (Registration and Regulation) (Amendment) Bill, 2020 was passed in Parliament on Monday keeping a provision of maximum six months’ imprisonment or Tk 5 lakh fine or both in the case of violation of any provision under the proposed law.
State Minister for Civil Aviation and Tourism M Mahbub Ali moved the Bill and it was passed by voice vote.
The bill has a provision saying that a travel agency can renew its licence within six months even after the expiry of the stipulated time on payment of a penalty, can open branch offices at home and abroad, and hand over its ownership.
It says if any travel agency works as a recruiting agency, it will be an offence and the travel agency will be fined for doing so.