Under the auspices of the Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau (SLTPB), as in the previous years, in collaboration with Sri Lankan Embassy in Moscow, Sri Lankan travel agents and tour companies participated in OTDYKH/ Leisure International Tourism Exhibition-2019, which commenced on 10 September at Expo Centre, Moscow. Leisure Exhibition is one of the largest International tourism fairs being organised in Moscow. This is the 16th edition of Leisure Exhibition held since 2001, and attracted more than 20 countries this year.
Sri Lankan stall was declared open by Sri Lankan Embassy in the Russian Federation Counsellor Mohamed Anas on behalf of Ambassador Dr. Dayan Jayatilleka, following the lighting of traditional oil lamp by the embassy staff, organisers and Sri Lankan participants. This year the Sri Lanka pavilion was able to gather 12 prominent travel traders from Sri Lanka including destination management companies and hoteliers.
The participants were supported by this Mission in their interaction with the interested parties, enabling them to share their offers and services for demanding customers in Russia. The visitors were welcomed at the Sri Lankan stall by Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau (SLTPB) Assistant Director — Marketing Sasika Jayaweera and Sri Lanka Embassy in Moscow Second Secretary (Commerce) Chathurika Perera.
Source: The Daily FT