- Guangdong Tourism Cooperation and Promotion Centre set up in partnership with Aitken Spence
- Partnership to promote Sri Lanka among affluent Chinese, private sector and public sector cooperation
China’s richest province Guangdong yesterday partnered Sri Lanka to promote two-way tourism, a move that is likely to give a big boost especially to the post-war peaceful economy.
Formerly Canton, the Guangdong Province GDP is estimated at $ 1 trillion which makes it the richest in giant China as well as the 13th biggest economy in the world. In terms of tourism, foreign exchange earned was a staggering $ 16.5 billion, the most by a Chinese province. Its economic vibrancy as a trade and business hub is adorned by a wide range of tourist sites including the longest coastal stretch in China.
A high-powered delegation from the Guangdong including Provincial Tourism Association and members as well as Senior Advisor to Guangdong Province Government are in town to woo Sri Lankan tourists as well as promote Sri Lanka among the Chinese.
The Guangdong Tourism Cooperation and Promotion Centre was established yesterday in partnership with Aitken Spence, with an office at Vauxhall Street.
The partners held a Guangdong China-Sri Lanka Tourism promotion seminar yesterday for the benefit of the travel trade. It featured a presentation of Guangdong tourism and collaboration between Sri Lanka as well as information on transit visa exemptions.