The Embassy and Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka together with Aitken Spence Travels promoted the destination to 20 leading tours operators in Austria at the Embassy on 6 June 2023.
Delivering the welcome remarks, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka Majintha Jayesinghe highlighted the unique splendors of Sri Lanka as a leading tourist destination in the world. Also the Ambassador while explaining many facets of attraction ensured very possible assistance to the Austrian travel agencies.
Sampath Perera, Assistant General Manager of Aitken Spence Travels during the presentation highlighted the unexplored touristic attributes and attractions that Sri Lanka poses to potential Austrian tourists and travellers while presenting the detailed information in the categories of Culture, Wildlife, Adventure, Beaches, Festivals, Ayurveda, and UNESCO designated heritage sites. A number of fascinating promotional videos on Sri Lanka were also screened.
Nalin Jayasundera, Managing Director of Aitken Spence Travels elaborated the contribution of Aitken Spence Travels in destination promotion and invited attendees to facilitate and encourage potential tourists to visit Sri Lanka during the upcoming holiday season.
A raffle was drawn at the event where the grand prize was offered by the prestigious Aitken Spence hotel chain.
Sri Lankan traditional refreshments together with world famous Ceylon tea were served to the Austrian travel agents.
Austria is placed among the potential markets for tourism in Sri Lanka and during the first four months of 2023 Sri Lanka received 3411 tourists from Austria.
Being a leading conglomerate in the hospitality sector in Sri Lanka, Aitken Spence maintains a solid clientele in the European market.
Embassy and Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka
8 June 2023