Partner Event Release: Sri Lanka continues to court Chinese tourists by joining CITE 2016 as Country Partner

By on September 27, 2016 | News , Press Release

Press Release Update: Celebrating the Golden Jubilee of Sri Lanka Tourism this year, Sri Lanka envisages a significant increase in Chinese tourist arrivals this year. With this target in sight, Sri Lanka will participate in Chengdu International Tourism Expo 2016, at Century City New International Convention & Exhibition Center from 2 to 4 December, using the show as the metaphorical springboard to reach out to the southwestern Chinese tourists. Sri Lanka will join France, Germany, Malaysia, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States of America and many others to showcase their destinations and other tourism products and services.

With a land area of 65,610 square kilometres, Sri Lanka makes up what it lacks in size with quality and visitors to the South Asian island-country will not return home disappointed – whether they come in search of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites, pristine beaches, scenic views, thrilling surfing and scuba diving, wild animals or the rejuvenating spa treatments.

Deers at wasgamuwa National Park

Deers at wasgamuwa National Park

The adventurous in search of wildlife in Sri Lanka should visit the lagoon to see the endangered Sri Lankan Leopards snoozing under the shade of the tree, bathing elephants, gorgeous peacocks and other wild animals. Accompanying the sensational sight will be the chirping sound of birds and fresh air unpolluted by the bustling city. Visitors looking for calming peace can visit the pristine beaches to experience the magic of the Sri Lankan coastline, listening to the sound of waves hitting gently against the golden sand while watching the sun set beneath the horizon.

CITE Logo

CITE Logo

With 8 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Sri Lanka will not disappoint history lovers or photography enthusiast. Sri Lanka shares similarity with Chengdu with their important place in history. Though most of its once-glorious history and architecture has been eroded with time and forgotten, Sigiriya, a fifth century AD fortress stood the test of time and stands proud as a reminder of what had been a powerful kingdom.

With Tourism Minister Amaratunga recently declaring that Sri Lanka is now one of the safest countries in the world, since the civil conflict ended in 2009, the delegation at the exposition will be looking to assure the visitors to CITE 2016 on this fact. Through a series of presentations of must-go destinations and cultural stage performances, visitors and buyers can gain insightful information on Sri Lanka to engage the Sri Lankan delegates in mutually beneficial business discussions during the show.

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