Tourism

Sri Lanka tourism inspires Sydney, Australia

For the fourth time in seven days Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau has showcased Sri Lanka as Asia’s most exciting destination.

Travelling around Australia, visiting the country’s east, west and south coast, the travel industry roadshows have wowed industry partners in Perth, Melbourne, and now Sydney.

The Sydney leg, held on 27 November, attracted nearly 170 travel agents, media, wholesalers and television celebrities to the glamourous Hyatt Regency in Sydney’s CBD.

Australian travel agents and wholesalers met with Sri Lankan hoteliers, tour operators and tourism officials for a series of B2B meetings.

The event was presented by famous television presenter, David Whitehill who works on Australia’s leading travel show, Getaway.

Meanwhile in attendance was Hugh Riminton, one of Australia’s foremost news reporters from Channel 10, who was born in Sri Lanka and came to the event to network with attendees and encourage them to visit the destination.

Guests were also treated to incredible dance performances from the Chandana Wickramasinghe Dancers Guild which was flown in from Sri Lanka to perform a mix of fusion and traditional dance that delighted the crowds.

Travel Agents also won a wealth of travel stays in Sri Lanka along with flights courtesy of Sri Lankan Airlines and Singapore Airlines.

The event, which attracted a range of Australia’s major travel companies such as Flight Centre, Helloworld, Travel Managers and more offered attendees the chance to sample sumptuous Sri Lankan cuisine, as well as learn more about the destination with a keynote presentation from SLTPB’s marketing director, Ms Madubhani Perera.

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