Sri Lankan High Commission in Ottawa in collaboration with the Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau (SLTPB) and the Sri Lanka Tea Board participated at the International Tourism and Travel Show 2016 in Montreal.
Sri Lanka was the cynosure of all eyes at the 2016 edition of the World Travel Mart which took place from November 7-9 in London. Sri Lanka Tourism planned a major push at this leading global travel fair, highlighting key attractions exclusively designed for the British travel market.
Sri Lanka, one of the top two emerging hotel and resorts market in Asia, is to host the first Asia Hotel & Tourism Investment Conference (AHTIC) at the Hilton Colombo in Sri Lanka on 27 - 29 November 2016.
“SHILPA ABHIMANI - 2016” the apex event of the National Crafts Council (NCC) which showcases the collective and creative conscience of our traditional and contemporary handicrafts will be held from 17th – 20th of November 2016 at “Nugasewana” Hall in BMICH in collaboration with “SAARC” Handicrafts Exhibition.
The upcoming festive season will be one to look forward to with the Ministry of Tourism Development and Christian Religious Affairs making plans to attract both foreign and local tourists to the city of Colombo.
Yamuni Rashmika Perera, a photo journalist attached to the Department of Government Information won the PSA Silver award in the Open Category at the 13th Shanghai International Photographic Art Exhibition.
Sri Lanka is planning a travel fair of its own called ‘Gateway to South Asia’ in Colombo in May next year. As a government driven initiative with private sector participation, we anticipate support for this venture,” Minister of Tourism Development and Christian Religious Affairs John Amaratunga said.