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Sancharaka Udawa from June 7-8

From left: Managing Director, CDC Events and Travels (Pvt) Ltd, Imran Hassan, President, Sri Lanka Association of Inbound Tour Operators, Harith Perera, chief guest Minister, Tourism Development, Wildlife and Christian Religious Affairs, John Amaratunga, Chairman, Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau and Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority, Kishu Gomes and Chairman, Sancharaka Udawa 2019, Nishad Wijetunga at the launch of Sancharaka Udawa.
From left: Managing Director, CDC Events and Travels (Pvt) Ltd, Imran Hassan, President, Sri Lanka Association of Inbound Tour Operators, Harith Perera, chief guest Minister, Tourism Development, Wildlife and Christian Religious Affairs, John Amaratunga, Chairman, Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau and Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority, Kishu Gomes and Chairman, Sancharaka Udawa 2019, Nishad Wijetunga at the launch of Sancharaka Udawa.

The ninth edition of the sole tourism and travel fair in Sri Lanka, Sancharaka Udawa, will be held on June 7 and 8 at the BMICH, organisers of the event told the media last week.

Sancharaka Udawa is organised by the Sri Lanka Association of Inbound Tour Operators (SLAITO) in collaboration with the Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau (SLTPB).

Minister, Tourism Development, Wildlife and Christian Religious Affairs, John Amaratunga, Chairman, Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau and Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority, Kishu Gomes, President, Sri Lanka Association of Inbound Tour Operators, Harith Perera, Chairman, Sancharaka Udawa 2019, Nishad Wijetunga and Managing Director, CDC Events & Travels (Pvt) Ltd., the event organiser for Sancharaka Udawa, Imran Hassan were present at the media briefing.

The exhibition offers a platform for B2B and B2C sectors, while facilitating industry stakeholders to engage with related Government authorities.

The exhibiting space will be open to small, medium and large businesses related to tourism. This year’s edition will also feature outbound tourism industry stakeholders comprising of travel agents and airlines.

The main objective of the exhibition is to create a platform for small and medium service providers in the industry to network and build vital links with tour operators and enter the wider spectrum of the tourism industry.

Stalls for tourism related Government departments such as the Department of Wildlife Conservation, Tourist Police and other such organisations will be provided free to build a good rapport between these organisations and the industry. Several Universities such as Colombo, Uvawellassa, Kelaniya, Sabaragamuwa and Rajarata have also been provided stalls free to encourage students studying tourism, an opportunity to interact with trade officials.

Sessions have been organised concurrently, which will add value to trade visitors and the public. A well-planned marketing campaign will be executed to attract exhibitors, including an advertising campaign using digital and traditional methods and media, along with a roadshow. 

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