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Sri Lanka participates in BITE 2013 in China

Beijing International Travel Expo

Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau (SLTPB), along with 25 local travels agents and Hotels, has successfully participated in BITE 2013 (Beijing International Travel Expo) the largest international travel exhibition in China. The BITE 2013 was held at Beijing International Exhibition Centre, Beijing. This is the 10th consecutive year that SLTPB participates in BITE 2013.

Meanwhile, with the ambition of making the Sri Lankan stall more attractive, the SLTPB also took steps to take a dancing group along with the delegation to entertain the participants.The Sri Lankan stall at the BITE 2013, was a real eye catcher in the event. Its atmosphere, with traditional dancing performances was exceptional among the other stalls and the Sri Lankan stall was one of the most taken photographs in the event.

The Sri Lankan travel agents participated in this event are expected to meet 1000 of their counterparts, representing over 81 countries of the world.

The Sri Lankan stall at the BITE was opened on Friday (21`) by Ranjith Uyangoda, the Ambassador of Sri Lanka to the People’s Republic of China. Ms.Chen Hong – Vice Mayor,Beijing , Guo Jin Long – Party secretary, Communist Party of China, Wimal K. Arunampalam , the Minister Councilor – Sri Lanka Embassy  in Beijing also participated in this event.

The BITE 2013 will go on until the 23rd of this month and during the course of the event the SLTPB took steps to arrange Business Meetings, Exclusive Media Interviews and destination promotion presentations. Also, in cooperation with the Sri Lankan Embassy at Beijing, the SLTPB encouraged Sri Lankan businessmen to participate in this event.


As per the leadership and advice of  Basil Rajapaksa the Minister of Economic Development, Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau has arranged to hold the promotion campaigns in major cities of China. These events will mainly consist of Web Marketing, Bus Branding campaign, Three Day Joint Promotion campaign, Trade FAM tours, Visiting Journalists Programme and Social Media Networking. Chairman of SLTPB Bhashwara Gunarathna’s guidance too has been immense during the SLTPB’s China based campaigns.

By the end of 2013, the SLTPB expects 1.25 million arrivals from worldwide destinations and the expected turnout from China is 60,000 visitors.


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