There have been quite a lot of meaningful changes within the travel industry in Bangladesh. Due to the growing numbers of local travellers within the country, the domestic tourism sector has boomed. Also, the drastic growth in the number of International Bangladeshi Travellers is quite noticeable. The rapid increase in the emergence of online travel agencies (OTA) in the past ten years is perceptible. As the changes have influenced travellers' behaviour and choice, many urban travellers prefer to look for online travel services to avail numerous travel-related benefits starting from booking hotels and flights to seeking necessary information for their upcoming endeavour.
To know about a few of the travel startups from Bangladesh, keep reading!
1) Global Mileage
Global Mileage, founded on 21st December 2020, is the first reward management company in Bangladesh that rewards travellers with affiliated benefits from the company partners. They introduced their customers to the term "Gmileage", which is the idea of reward points. These reward points can be either spent or redeemed by their facilities. The facilities they provide can be availed by their users in shop, flights, dine-in, hotels and entertainment from 100 local and 15 global partners.
Pathao, founded by Hussain Plus, Shift Adnan and Late Fahim Saleh in March 2015, is a vehicle for hire companies that now even offers you a tour to Bangladesh's outskirts. Being one of the most trusted Bangladeshi in-demand digital platforms for years, https://pathao.com/ sure won't disappoint you with the services it provides! Their app is available for iOS and Android devices.
Avijatrik was founded in 2015 to promote local travel experience all over Bangladesh. They try to empower local communities through their community-based tourism. They offer you various packages collaborating with local communities to provide you with the most authentic and meaningful experience.
Jatri, founded in 2019, is an app-based platform that tracks your travel, books, bus tickets and offers subscription-based service to its users. They offer their users to subscribe to a specific plan, including the date, time and journey points. You can get Jatri - Live Bus Tracking App app from Google Playstore.
BusBD is an Online platform founded in 2013 for travellers to avail themselves of intercity bus tickets (busbd.com.bd). Its services enable its users to book tickets by making online transactions and providing booking details.
Thakte Chai is an online marketplace founded in 2018 for vacation rental accommodation. It enables users to explore and book their required accommodation. Their services include online bookings and registration to rent the users their vacation rentals.
Winrooms.com is an online platform founded in 2015 which provides their services through the app and web-based platforms to book hotel rooms. Their services let travellers explore and compare different hotel rooms by giving the necessary details. You can avail of their mobile app from the Google play store.
Tour.com.bd, founded in 2015, is an online platform for all your travel bookings. Whether you’re looking for booking accommodations, holiday packages or car rentals, Tour.bd.com has it all! Their platform offers you to explore, compare and book your travel services.
9) My Fly Air
http://www.myflyairbd.com/, founded in 2018, is an online platform to avail of certain travel services. Their platform allows you to explore, compare and book hotel rooms, holiday packages, bus tickets, flight tickets, also visa assistance.
PHPHolidays, founded in 2011, is one of the most efficient booking engine providers for the travel industry. It's a software solution provider to travel operators all around the country. Their services include booking engines for hotels, restaurants, car rentals, bus operators, cruises, tour operators and vacation rentals. Their app is available on iOS and Android platforms. You can avail of their services on a subscription basis and have access to their four plans which depends on maximum clients.
https://www.flyhub.com/, founded in 2014, is an online platform where you can book your air travel services. Their platform enables the users to explore, compare and book flights by providing necessary information. Waltrip also offers travel agencies a service where they can offer their services by registering on the platform.
12) BD Tourist
Hotel – BD Tourist DMC, founded in 2014, is an online travel agency for car rentals, hotels, flights and tours. It enables its users to explore and book hotels, flights, can rentals and tours. It also offers services to individual businesses and customers. BD Tourist has access to 445 thousand hotels and over 940 airline networks. It is a part of Spark Blue Ribbons.
13) Travel zoo Bangladesh Ltd
Travel zoo Bangladesh Ltd, founded in 2013, is an online platform where you can book various travel services. Their platform enables the users to explore, compare and book bus tickets, flight tickets, holiday packages and hotel rooms by providing necessary information.
14) A4 Aero Limited
A4 Aero Limited is an online platform that offers you various travel solutions such as online travel portal development, mobile app, travel website development, payment gateway integration, APU Development and integration. And has renowned clients such as Biman and Bangladesh Civil Aviation Association.
Chologhuri is an online marketplace to book personalized travel Packages. Whether you're looking for the best honeymoon package deals or family trip plans, Chologhuri has you covered! You can avail of their services directly from their website.
https://www.amybd.com/, established in 2016, is an online platform to discover and book multiple travel services. You can book domestic and international flights directly from their website or their app using your local/international credit or debit card, Bkash, Nagad and even your Rocket account. They are recognized by all International and Bangladeshi Airlines.
17) Tourist Mentor
Touristmentor.com is an online travel guide for Bangladeshi destinations. It's one of the most extensive tour and travel companies in Bangladesh that provides travel services through its online platform. Bangladesh is a country with massive potential, both in terms of entrepreneurial spirit and the tourism sector. We hope these platforms have been able to showcase some of the prowess this country is capable of and has created anticipation for more to come.