“Rediscover the World in the New Normal”: Developing ties in tourism promotion at the PTAA 3rd General membership Meeting

Upon the invitation of Ms. Michelle Taylan, President of the Philippine Travel Agencies Association (PTAA), Ambassador of Sri Lanka to the Philippines Shobini Gunasekera participated as one of the special guests of the association’s 3rd General Membership Meeting 2022 at the New Coast Hotel, Manila.

The PTAA, an association of leading Filipino travel agents and tourism industry stakeholders, ranks among the most prominent tourism organizations in the Philippines advocating for the interests of the sector. The association is also the organizer of the annual PTAA Travel Tour Expo dubbed as the biggest tourism exhibition in the country which the Embassy has been joining in the past years.

Ambassador Gunasekera took the opportunity to network with the PTAA’s leadership to encourage them to work with the Embassy in bilateral tourism promotion and mutually-beneficial activities such as a proposed familiarization tour for Filipino travel agents in Sri Lanka. She also spoke with various government and private sector stakeholders to promote Sri Lanka’s interests.