The Sri Lanka Food and Cultural Festival – 2019, a Sri Lankan Tourism Consumer Promotional Event which was jointly organised by the Consulate General of Sri Lanka in Sydney and the Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau (SLTPB), was held at Tumbalong Park, Darling Harbour from 23rd to 24th November 2019.


The main objective of this consumer promotion was to create awareness among Australian travel community that Sri Lanka is most preferred destination for leisure and holidays. Subsequent to successful similar event of this nature held in 2017, SLTPB decided to organise a consumer event to attract more Australian travellers to Sri Lanka. The event was a great success with the presence of Sri Lankan travel and trade companies as well as a large number of Australian visitors who enjoyed Sri Lankan festival environment at this event.


Major activities took place at this two days festival included exhibition and sale of Sri Lankan products, tasting of Sri Lankan food and the Ceylon Tea, cultural performances, question and answer sessions with give away, video presentation on Sri Lanka, distribution of promotional materials, selling of tour packages by the Sri Lankan travel companies etc.


The dignitaries at the official opening include, Hon Scott Farlow, Leader of the House of the Legislative Council, Hon Kevin Connolly, MP/Riverstone, Hon Karen Pensabene, Strathfield Council, H E J C Weliamuna, Sri Lankan High Commissioner, Mr Nimal Bandara, Consul General, Mr Abdul Raheem, Consul Commercial, Ms Charmarie Maelge, MD/SLTPB and Mr Peter Mckeon, General Manager, Sri Lankan Airlines/Australia.


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Consulate General of Sri Lanka


25th November 2019


The Embassy of Sri Lanka in Turkey organized business networking reception for the visiting Sri Lankan travel trade delegation participated at the EXPO Travel Ankara fair 2019 at the Embassy on 14th November 2019. 40 prominanet Turkish travel trade giants such as President of Alabanda Group, President of Turkish Union of Tourist Guides Chamber, representatives of Turkish Airlines, Settur travels and many others travel and tour operators from Ankara and Istanbul and representatives media organisations attended at the networking reception. The Sri Lankan paricipants had an opportunity to connect with the Turkish counterparts for future colloborations to increase the number of tourists to both ways.Further the Mission organized individual B2B meetings for the visiting Sri Lankan delegates in Ankara and Istanbul.



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