Home / Travel / Tourism/ Sri Lanka Tourism on show in Stockholm for travel trade representatives and writers

Sri Lanka Tourism on show in Stockholm for travel trade representatives and writers


Comments / {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}} Views / Wednesday, 11 September 2019 00:00


 


The Embassy of Sri Lanka in Stockholm, in partnership with Emirates and Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Sweden Chapter, organised an interactive session on Sri Lanka tourism for the Swedish travel companies and travel writers on 4 September at the Embassy.

The purpose of the event was to provide updated information to the Swedish travel industry representatives and writers about the security situation in Sri Lanka and the importance of promoting Sri Lanka as an attractive travel destination.

During his speech, Ambassador Sudantha Ganegama Arachchi indicated to the participants that the Sri Lankan Government had taken every measure to improve the security situation and prevent similar incidents in the country and assured that Sri Lanka was a safe destination to travel to.

He invited the Swedish companies to work together with the Embassy to promote Sri Lanka tourism. He outlined the future promotion plans which include familiarisation tours, digital marketing campaigns and events in regional cities.  

In their remarks, Secretary General of the Sweden Sri Lanka Business Council, Leif Ohlson and Vice Chairperson of PATA, Lena Skogström highlighted as to why Sri Lanka was a unique travel destination for Swedes who annually look for new travel destinations. 

Embassy Commercial Secretary Yasoji Gunawardana presented updated information on Sri Lanka tourism and invited the renowned Swedish travel writer Christian Muda to share his recent travel experiences in Sri Lanka. He stated Sri Lanka was a safe destination and could offer diverse travel options to the Swedish travellers who seek new experiences. 

The Country Manager for Emirates also made a presentation about the airline and its facilities.

The travel representatives at the event said that there was renewed interest in the Swedish travel market about Sri Lanka and they were receiving new inquires.

According to a leading travel company in Sweden, Sri Lanka remains within the top 10 favourite travel destinations among Swedes in the coming winter season. 

The event concluded with a Q&A session and a raffle draw which was followed by a dinner reception. 

 


Share This Article

Facebook Twitter


DISCLAIMER:

1. All comments will be moderated by the Daily FT Web Editor.

2. Comments that are abusive, obscene, incendiary, defamatory or irrelevant will not be published.

3. We may remove hyperlinks within comments.

4. Kindly use a genuine email ID and provide your name.

5. Spamming the comments section under different user names may result in being blacklisted.

COMMENTS

Today's Columnists

The Monetary Board should weed out dishonest officers to save its reputation

Monday, 17 February 2020

Asani: Since the loss calculations are defective and auditors have not been fully conversant with the Monetary Board’s role in EPF, shouldn’t we dismiss all the reports, Grandpa? Sarath Mahatthaya: It’s not like that. Though they’ve been weak


COVID-19 – The dark side of global supply chains

Monday, 17 February 2020

The coronavirus, now known as COVID-19, outbreak in China has slowly but steadily rattled the global economy, disrupting virtually every major industry, from food, fashion, pharmaceuticals, entertainment to automobiles and technology. The first casu


Covid-19 and its effect on the airline industry

Monday, 17 February 2020

The effects of the Coronavirus, now named Covid-19 by the World Health Organization (WHO), has already had a numbing effect on the airline industry. Sadly, it appears that the worst is yet to come. SARS in 2002 Readers who remember the Severe Acute


Coronavirus epidemic and China’s slowdown: Economic impact on Sri Lanka

Monday, 17 February 2020

On 28 January 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the outbreak of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) a global emergency. The new virus emerged in Wuhan, the capital of Hubei Province in China but has now spread to at least 27 other coun


Columnists More