During the event, all visitors to the Sri Lanka booth were provided with maps, brochures in French and English and complementary Ceylon Tea. The Sri Lanka stall showcased tourist attractions, illustrating the rich cultural heritage, beautiful landscapes, wildlife and Ceylon Tea, providing a good opportunity for visitors to get a glimpse of what Sri Lanka has to offer. The visitors to the Sri Lanka booth were impressed with the beauty of Sri Lanka and many, including those who had previously visited Sri Lanka, expressed interest in visiting Sri Lanka again on their next overseas holiday.
Around 50,087 Canadian tourists visited Sri Lanka in 2016 which was coincidently the first time Sri Lanka participated in the International Tourism and Travel Show. According to the Annual Statistical Report of Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority, in 2016 a 29% increase in the tourists’ arrivals from Canada to Sri Lanka was recorded. It is anticipated that Sri Lanka’s participation this year at the Show would further enhance Sri Lanka’s tourism potential in the Canadian market.
Mithila Perera, Judith Ellepola and Abdul Manan represented the Sri Lanka High Commission at this event, which was organized with the sponsorship and the support of the Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau.
Sri Lanka High Commission