Sri Lanka was the cynosure of all eyes at the 2016 edition of the World Travel Mart which took place from November 7-9 in London. Sri Lanka Tourism planned a major push at this leading global travel fair, highlighting key attractions exclusively designed for the British travel market.
“I am delighted to learn that a total of 62 Sri Lankan companies tookplace at the WTM this year. This is the highest ever number of Sri Lankan participants recorded at any international travel show. This shows the confidence our tourism industry has in the UK market,” noted Minister of Tourism Development, Christian Religious Affairs and Lands, John Amaratunga, who will be leading the Sri Lankan delegation to this year’s WTM.
“With Sri Lanka’s rapidly changing political landscape based on good governance, respect for human rights, upholding of democratic values and inclusive development of the country, the new government of Sri Lanka is committed to further strengthening relations with its old friend the UK,” said Minister Amaratunga, who observed that tourism was one way of bringing the two countries closer.