Sri Lanka tourism and travel industry showcased at World Travel Market in London
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The Sri Lanka High Commission in London facilitated the participation of Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau (SLTPB) and 57 partners of the travel trade at the World Travel Market (WTM) which was held at the ExCeL London from 7- 9 November, 2022.
The Sri Lanka pavilion was declared open by Minister of Tourism Harin Fernando, on 7 November in the presence of High Commissioner of Sri Lanka to the United Kingdom Saroja Sirisena; Chairman of SLTPB Chalaka Gajabahu; Chairman of Sri Lanka Convention Bureau Thisum Jayasuriya; Chairman, Advisory Committee of Ministry of Tourism Panduka Keerithinanda; Country Manager of SriLankan Airlines Chinthaka Weerasinghe, Officials of Sri Lanka Tourism and Sri Lanka High Commission, and invitees from the UK travel trade.
Throughout the three-day period, representatives of the Sri Lankan travel industry interacted and networked with travel and tourism industry partners from the UK and around the world. WTM provided them the opportunity to disseminate latest travel related information about Sri Lanka and to stay abreast with the latest developments in the travel sector.
The traditional Sri Lankan dance showcased at the pavilion helped visitors to get a glimpse of the culturally rich traditions of Sri Lanka. The Ceylon tea counter featuring freshly brewed 07 regional Ceylon tea was a highlight at the pavilion.
On the sidelines of WTM, Minister of Tourism and the Chairman of SLTPB conducted a series of B2B meetings with leading UK travel companies, associations and travel media. A press conference for the UK mainstream and travel media organised by Sri Lanka Tourism was also held at the exhibition venue.
WTM, which is the leading global event dedicated to travel and tourism, attracts more than 30,000 visitors, 5,000 trade partners and over 3000 journalists each year from around the world.