Sri Lanka Tourism in its new thrust in partnership with SLITO and THASL that has chalked a new marketing plan has ventured out to capture a new market segment “Cruise Tourism” which is worth 21.7 million worldwide guests with Sri Lanka registering a number of fifty thousand plus for the year 2015 said Chairman Sri Lanka Tourism Promotions Bureau Rohantha Athukorala.
The Sri Lanka Delegation to the premier cruise fair- 1st step of a new market development.
For the 1st time Sri Lanka Tourism will be present at the top B2B cruise fair Sea trade Cruise Asia hosted by Busan Port Authority, Busan Metropolitan City, Korea Tourism Organization and Korea Marine Leisure Network on the 11-13th June 2015. The event will feature a showcase exhibition, conference and travel agent training. The conference will focus on the growing momentum for cruise tourism in Asia as well as cruise shipbuilding today and in the future.
Sri Lanka’s delegation will include industry veteran Bernie Dole and ten leading operators in Sri Lanka for the top cruise liners of Celebrity, Royal Caribbean, MSC which constitute over fifty percent of the cruise liner market globally. We will sponsor one of the segments at the conference where top speakers like Alan B. BUCKELEW Chief Operations Officer, Carnival Corporation & Plc, Michael HACKMAN EVP, Marine Operations and New Ship Building, Genting Hong Kong Limited, Anthony H. KAUFMAN SVP, Asia Operations, Princess Cruises, Ki-tack LIM President, Busan Port Authority, Zinan LIU Vice President China & North Asia, RCCL, & Chairman, CLIA North Asia, Oliviero MORELLI President, Japan, MSC Cruises said Chairman Athukorala.
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