Sri Lanka awarded tag of Most Popular Tourism Destination at GITF

Published on : Saturday, March 4, 2017

Sri LankaSri Lanka has been named as the Most Popular Tourism Destination at the Guangzhou International Travel Fair (GITF) held recently in a southern Chinese city, Sri Lanka’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

 

The volume of visitors to this event has been increasing annually and this has enabled Sri Lanka to gain greater exposure and visibility for its unique destination brand, the Foreign Ministry statement said.

 

Nineteen travel and tour agents from Sri Lanka participated in this year’s travel fair and a seven-member dance troupe performed traditional dances at the Sri Lanka pavilion.

 

Sri Lanka won the prestigious award for the second consecutive year which is a testament to the country’s growing popularity among the Chinese travel enthusiasts, the statement said.

 

China has been Sri Lanka’s second largest source market for tourism since 2014.

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