|Sri Lanka Targets More Arab Travellers From The Gulf|
|Wednesday, 14 January 2009|
High-level ministerial delegation to convene in Dubai
Dubai, UAE: A high level delegation from Sri Lanka, comprising Honourable Faizer Musthapha, Sri Lanka’s Deputy Minister of Tourism and Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau’s (SLTPB) Managing Director, Dileep Mudadeniya will be visiting Dubai to participate in a two-day meeting with Heads of all Sri Lankan Missions in the Middle East called by Sri Lanka’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The meeting will be chaired by Honorary Rohitha Bogollagama, Minister of Foreign Affairs on January 14th and 15th.“Arabs are looking for new and unexplored destinations within close proximity and Sri Lanka which is only a couple of hours flying time away has what it takes to attract Arabs,” said Heba Al Ghais Al Mansoori, Middle East Director of SLTPB.
“If you go to the Hill Country the plains will fade away to reveal rolling green hills carpeted with tea plantations and there are also some very well-preserved national parks inhabited by elephants, leopards, monkeys, crocodiles and rare bird life,” Ms. Al Mansoori said.The GCC is one of Sri Lanka’s major travel origin markets and in 2008 Sri Lanka has witnessed significant growth from Gulf travellers.
|Last Updated ( Friday, 14 August 2009 )|
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