(PRESS RELEASE) – Forty seven Sri Lankan companies, Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau and Sri Lankan Airlines participated at the South Asia Travel & Tourism Exchange (SATTE) 2017 which is one of the largest travel and tourism exhibitions held in India. Galadari Hotel, Hilton Hotel, Kingsbury Hotel, Jet Wing Travels (Pvt.) Ltd., Aitken Spence Travels, Walkers Tours Ltd. and B.O.C Travels were also among the participants at this key event, held in New Delhi from 15th to 17th of February 2017.
The exhibition which had representations from travel companies from 30 countries and about 900 participating agentswas officially inaugurated by the Indian Minister of Tourism,Mahesh Sharma on 14th February 2017.
High Commissioner of Sri Lanka in India ChitranganeeWagiswara,inaugurated the Sri Lanka Pavilion on 15th February 2017, in the presence of the Managing Director of the Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau SutheshBalasubramaniam.Sri Lanka was one of the partner countries of the exhibition.
Displayed at the Sri Lanka Pavillion were pictures of tourist attractions, illustrating the beauty and the rich cultural heritage of Sri Lanka. Tourist brochures were available for the visitors and the Sri Lanka pavilion highlighted the many aspects of the great potential Sri Lanka has to be a major tourist destination in the world. The visitors notably showed a significant interest on the “Ramayana Trails” in Sri Lanka.
Ceylon tea was served to the visitors with a view to promote “Pure Ceylon Tea” in India. A seven member dance troupe from the Western Province Aesthetic Resort performed both at the Sri Lanka pavilion and the inauguration ceremony.