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Sri Lanka Tourism promoted in France

Minister Harin Fernando and Sri Lankan Ambassador Professor Kshanika Hirimburegama at the event.
Minister Harin Fernando and Sri Lankan Ambassador Professor Kshanika Hirimburegama at the event.

A meeting between Tourism and Lands Minister Harin Fernando and travel agents in France was organized by the Sri Lankan Embassy in Paris, in collaboration with SriLankan Airlines, at the Embassy recently to promote Sri Lanka Tourism in France.

The event commenced with an audio visual titled: ‘Sri Lanka at a Glance’. Welcoming the guests, the Sri Lankan Ambassador to France and the Permanent Delegate to the UNESCO, Professor Kshanika Hirimburegama said that tourist arrivals from France was a boost to the Sri Lanka tourism industry, strengthening bilateral relations and people-to-people contact of the two nations.

She further added that Sri Lanka is a resilient nation which will overcome the current challenges and the friendship and solidarity extended by France was appreciated.

French travel agents at the event.

Minister Fernando introduced Sri Lanka as a safe destination of historical monuments, natural wonders, unique lifestyles and delicious cuisine.

The Minister urged a cross section of leading travel agents in France to encourage the friendly people of France to continue visiting Sri Lanka, which is known worldwide as one of the most exotic tourist destinations and assured the visitors of age-old traditional hospitality and warmth, despite the unprecedented times of difficulty.

He said that Sri Lanka is swiftly addressing all issues of concern with the assistance of its friends in the international community, and asked the visitors to have confidence in the people of Sri Lanka who would be pleased to see the solidarity of the French people at this juncture.

Aviation Manager, AVIAREPS (SriLankan Airlines) Philippe Boucolon made a presentation on ‘Travel with SriLankan Airlines’ covering all aspects of the national carrier.

More than 50 travel agents who are leading players in the tourism industry in France took part in the event.

The interactive session of the event created a platform for French tour operators to sort out their issues, barriers and challenges directly and a digital screen at the venue played tourism promotion videos.



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