History Of ATAB

After the independence in 1971, the first generation travel agents of Bangladesh started feeling to be united under an umbrella to form a platform for the greater interest of the travel agency to protect their rights and privileges and to ensure the healthy growth of the travel & tourism sector. On the other hand, they were much more interested to develop fellowship and better understanding amongst them. The inception of the platform started in the year 1974 & 1975 and continued to achieve the result.

Keeping in mind with this aims and objectives, the first meetings of the travel agents of Bangladesh were held at Dhaka on 22nd October, 1976. In the subsequent second meeting was held on 11th December, 1976 at 6.00 p.m., an to form association, namely, “IATA Travel Agent’s Association” at Dhaka Club. Mr. M.A. Talib and Mr. A.N.B. Karim were elected as the Founder-President and Founder-General Secretary respectively of the newly formed association. Other founder-members were Mr. Md. Sarqum Ali, Mr. S. Huda, Mr. M.M. Haque, Mr. S. Rahman, Mr. A. Salam Khan and Mr. Masoodul Haque.

The first Annual General Meeting (AGM) of this unregistered Association was held in Bangkok on 10th April, 1978 while the second AGM were held on 29th June, 1979 at Dhaka Club. The historic amendment of the constitution of the Association was adopted in the second AGM by re-naming the association as “Association of Travel Agents of Bangladesh”, in short, “ATAB”.

First Convening Committee of the “IATA Travel Agent’s Association” were as follows:

Sl.No.

Position

Name

Agency

01.

President

Mr. M. A. Talib

Ganges Travels Service, Dhaka

02.

Vice President-1

Mr. S. Tasleem Hussain

Air Route Service Ltd., Dhaka

03.

Vice President-2

Mr. Mabaswir Ali

Air Link Int’l., Sylhet

04.

Vice President-3

M.A.S. Chaudhury

Capco Aziz Ltd. , Chittagong.

05.

General Secretary

Mr. A.N. B. Karim

S.B. Agha & Co., Chittagong

06.

Treasurer

Mr.Masoodul Huq

Karnaphuli Travel Agency Ltd, Dhaka

07.

Member

Mr. Ekramul Haque

Falcon Travels Ltd., Dhaka

08.

Member

Mr. Lutful Kabir

Orion Travels Ltd., Dhaka

09.

Member

Mr. M.M. Haq

Desh Bidesh, Dhaka

10.

Member

Mr. A.R. Khan

Olympic Travels Ltd., Dhaka

11.

Member

Mr. S. Safiqul Hoque

Shamim Travels, Sylhet  AND

12.

Member

Mr. Ajabat Ullah

Globe Express Ltd, Chittagong.

On 18th December, 1979, the convening Committee obtained a “License” from the ministry of Commerce under section 3(2)C of Trade organization Ordinance, 1961 for forming and “formalizing” the proposed Association under section 26 of the Companies Act, 1943.

 

Presidents and Secretary Generals of ATAB & their tenure:

List of the President

 

Sl.No.

President

Period

01.

Mr. M.A. Talib

24.10.1980-26.04.1984

02.

Mr. Rashid Ahmed

26.04.1984-25.09.1988

03.

Mr.M.A.Kashem (Acting)

25.09.1988-03.11.1988

04.

Mr. Md. Sarqum Ali

03.11.1988-08.03.1990

05.

Dr. H.B.M. Iqbal

08.03.1990-30.12.2002

06.

Mr. M.A. Muhaimin Saleh

30.12.2002-15.07.2009

07.

Mr. Lutful Kabir

15.07.2009-04.07.2011

08.

Mr. M.A. Muhaimin Saleh

04.07.2011-09.07.2013

09.

Mr. S.N. Manzur Murshed (Mahbub)

09.07.2013- Till Now

 

 
 
 

List of the Secretary General

 

 

Sl No

General Secretary

Period

01.   

 Mr. A.R Khan

24.10.1980-21.08.1982

02.   

Mr. A.R. Khan

21.08.1982-26.04.1984

03.   

Dr. H.B.M. Iqbal

26.04.1984-04.07.1985

04.   

Mr. Mostafa Zabbar

04.07.1985-18.02.1988

05.   

Mr. A.R. Khan

18.02.1988-08.03.1990

06.   

Mr. Mujibur Rahman

08.03.1990-03.03.1994

07.   

Mr. B.H. Haroon

03.03.1994-30.12.2002

08.   

Mr. Ghulam Mustafa

30.12.2002-16.07.2007

09.   

Mr. A.K.M. Bari

16.07.2007-15.07.2009

10.   

Mr. A. R. Khan

15.07.2009-04.07.2011

11.   

Mr. Shaikh Abdullah

04.07.2011-09.07.2013

12.   

Mr. Zinnur Ahmed Chowdhury Dipu

09.07.2013-08.06.2015

13.   

Mr. Aslam Khan

08.06.2015- Till Now

 

 
 

 

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