Sep 19, 2017

India becomes SL's larger tourism generating market

Growth in Sri Lanka's larger generating market, India was muted, with around 400,000 arrivals  and the country is expecting one million tourists by 2020.

This was stated by the Chairman of the Sri Lanka Convention Bureau, Prema Cooray when he addressed a group of travel trade representatives from India in Colombo recently. They participated in a two day conference organised by NKAR Tours and Travels Pvt Ltd.

"Travel  between Sri Lanka and India have been boosted  with 127 flights from Colombo to most Indian cities a week., he said adding that connectivity is essential to promote tourism.

Dr. Daminan Fernando , the CEO of NKAR Travels and Tourism Ltd, said that Sri Lanka is now becoming a destination for MICE tourism as many countries have focused their attention on the island. Partnered by Amari hotels, Jet Airways and Cinnamon Lakeside Hotel in Colombo this initiative was graced by high-end Indian tourism corporate and it was a land mark inSri Lanka MICE tourism. 

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