Sri Lanka targets 2.5m tourists in 2013, says OTM is the best platform

Consul General of Sri Lanka, Upekkha Samaratunga
Consul General of Sri Lanka, Upekkha Samaratunga

At its beautifully decorated large pavilion, Sri Lanka Tourism is showcasing its various tourism products to the biggest travel market of India, OTM Mumbai.

While attending the grand inauguration of OTM at Bombay Exhibition Centre, Consul General of Sri Lanka in Mumbai Upekkha Samaratunga told Travel News Digest, “India is number one destination for Sri Lanka. OTM is the biggest fair in India and this is our third participation from Sri Lanka. During the next three days, our participants will look for more B2B meetings to reach the target of 2.5m tourists from all over the world. The participants are very confident that this is the best platform for them to convey their message to the Indian travel industry. They are very satisfied, thank you very much OTM. The strategy to dedicate two days for travel trade only is the best strategy a leading travel fair organiser like OTM should follow, because then the participants can focus on business discussions and consumers separately.”

 

When asked to recommend one hotspot destination of her country, she chose Cultural Triangle of Sri Lanka. Cultural Triangle is located at the heart of the island and holds the World Heritage Sites of the sacred cities of Anuradhapura and Kandy and the ancient cities of Polonnaruwa, Sigiriya and Dambulla. The area is very dry in nature and is famous for the world’s finest and ancient cultural and archaeological remains.