Sri Lanka to Stage World Travel Fair…
In a good will gesture by the Government of China of the Sichuan Province has agreed to offer the World Travel Fair to be staged in the Sichuan province at gratis to Sri Lanka Tourism together with free live coverage of the tourism fair on Leshan TV channel said the Chairman Sri Lanka Tourism Promotions Bureau Rohantha Athukorala at the meeting with Vice Governor Sichuan Province Ms Huang Yanron and the Director General China National Tourism Administration Li Shihon on the sidelines of the Annual Conference of PATA 2015 staged at the picturesque Leshan, Sichuan Province,China.
Sichuan province has a population of 90 million people and 2 million of them tend to travel overseas for leisure and business travel due to the economic development taking place in the region with the expanding economy. The Government of Sichuan Province co-hosted the 2015 annual PATA conference where by marketing the area for potential tourism.
“Air China already operates four flights a week and with the marketing thrusts we will make it a daily flight”, said Athukorala. On day one a Sri Lanka day will be celebrated and there after during the rest of the month on a daily basis one hundred travel shop owners will be invited so that 2000 key Sri Lankan specialists can be developed he said.