The Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau (SLTPB) of Ministry of Tourism, in close coordination with the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Warsaw, conducted a mega tourism promotional event in order to entice and encourage tourists and visitors from Poland to Sri Lanka. The Promotional event consisted of comprehensive and informative presentations and workshops, proactive interaction between Sri Lankan and Polish tour/travel agents, Q&A sessions, and raffle draws and cultural performances.
The formal segment of the Promotional event commenced around 0200 PM on 31st May, and the Sri Lankan Ambassador to Poland CAHM Wijeratne opening the event mentioned that today, Sri Lanka is amongst the most peaceful countries in the world. The Ambassador highlighted that a number of travel and tourism magazines of repute such as “Lonely Planet”, “BBC Good Foods” “ I-Escape Website of UK”, “Asian Mirror”, “British Airways” and “National Geographic” among others, have listed Sri Lanka as amongst the most sought after touristic destinations in the world on par with other highly visited destinations.
Mrs Madhubani Perera, Director of Marketing of Sri Lanka made a comprehensive and a meticulously structured presentation which encompassed almost all touristic attractions including flora & fauna, adventure and eco-friendly tourism, UNESCO heritage and cultural sites, festivals and special events, national parks and luxury resorts as well as breathtaking beaches and manicured tea gardens, among others , as well as the international endorsements Sri Lanka has received from highly reputed travel and touristic magazines and organizations.
Mr. Michal Cessanis Deputy Editor –in – Chief of National Geographic Traveler and TV host in travel series “48 Hours “ in morning TV show “Good morning TVN” in TVN television – the most popular TV channel in Poland (Discovery Group) complemented the above presentation by sharing his experience in Sri Lanka.
The event was held by the Vistula River from 31st May until 2nd June and attracted around 10,000 visitors over three days creating much-needed awareness for our country. The Polish Airline “LOT” will start their direct flight to Colombo from Warsaw with effect from 3rd November 2019.
Embassy of Sri Lanka,
04 June 2019