Sri Lanka Participated at the FITUR, International Travel Fair 2020 in Spain

Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau and the Embassy of Sri Lanka in France jointly organized Sri Lanka’s participation at the 40th Edition of the FITUR International Travel Fair, which was held from 22nd to 26th January 2020 in Madrid, Spain, along with 18 Sri Lankan travel agencies/hoteliers.

FITUR is a global meeting point for tourism professionals and the leading trade fair for inbound and outbound Ibero American markets. This year FITUR has celebrated its 40th Anniversary and has beaten the participation record with 11,400 exhibiting companies from 165 countries/regions, 142,000 trade participants and 253,000 participants from the general public. Moreover, the volume of agendas organized by FITUR within the different B2B has reached 6,880 business appointments. The attendance of 8,452 journalists is a turnout that shows the importance of FITUR on the international circuit of tourism industry events.

Sri Lanka pavilion highlighted many aspects of its potential culture, beauty, Ayurveda and many more which Sri Lanka would offer as a tourism destination.  At the Sri Lanka pavilion, Ceylon tea was served for the visitors with a view of promoting Ceylon tea in the Spanish market.  

Sri Lanka pavilion highlighted many aspects of its potential culture, beauty, Ayurveda and many more which Sri Lanka would offer as a tourism destination.  At the Sri Lanka pavilion, Ceylon tea was served for the visitors with a view of promoting Ceylon tea in the Spanish market.  

The Sri Lanka pavilion was ceremonially opened by lighting the traditional oil lamp in presence of Mr. Harry Hwang/ Deputy Director- Regional Department of Asia and the Pacific of UNWTO, Mr. Agustin Llanas/ Honorary Consul of Sri Lanka in Barcelona, Mrs. Chandima Abeyrathna/First Secretary (Commercial) of the Embassy along with the Sri Lankan travel industrialists. The Sri Lankan delegation to the FITUR was led by Ms. Sarangi Thilakasena/Assistant Director of Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau.

 

Embassy of Sri Lanka

Paris

29.01.2020