“So Sri Lanka” at the World Travel Expo 2019
“Sri Lanka is a beautiful place where I have been before and I really like to go back again”
-Myrna O. Mercader, Paranaque City
“I’m very interested with Sri Lanka and what it has to offer because it is a tropical country like the Philippines and surely there are a lot of things to do there”
-Kate Abigail Viernes of ABGV Travel and Tours
The Embassy of Sri Lanka in Manila, in cooperation with the Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau, participated at the World Travel Expo from 25-27 October 2019 at the SMX Convention Center-Manila, Pasay City, Philippines.
World Travel Expo 2019 was formally inaugurated with the ribbon-cutting and opening ceremony attended by Hon. Joey Calixto Isidro, Councilor of the 2nd District of Pasay City, Shobini Gunasekera, Ambassador-designate of Sri Lanka to the Philippines, AD Asia Officials and representatives from sponsor companies.
The “So Sri Lanka” booth, decorated to showcase the best of Sri Lankan tourism, has attracted thousands of interested visitors who inquired about Sri Lanka for their next travel destination. The visitors to the booth were keen to explore packages on wildlife parks, culture and wellness tourism.
World Travel Expo 2019, which attracted approximately 20,000 visitors, is one of the platforms in the Philippines for Sri Lanka to promote its tourism to the rapidly rising number of Filipinos travelling abroad for leisure and new adventures. In fact, as observed in the years of 2018-2019, Filipinos are constantly in the top in terms of visitor arrivals in Sri Lanka from the South East Asian region.
World Travel Expo brought together local and international destinations, tourist attractions and organizations in the tourism business relations such as hotels, airlines, cruise, tour operators and travel agencies.