The annual “IFTM TOP RESA” (International French Travel Market) was held in Paris with the participation of more than 1200 companies, including several Chief Executives from well established travel companies in Sri Lanka.
Sri Lanka’s participation was facilitated by the Embassy of Sri Lanka in France in collaboration with the Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau.
Ambassador to France, Dr. Dayan Jayatilleka and Madam Sanja Jayatilleka lit the traditional oil lamp to declare open the Sri Lankan pavilion.
Aitken Spence Travels, Aitken Spence Hotels, Tangerine Hotels, Jetwing Travels (Pvt) Ltd, Walkers Tours, Amaya Resort and Spa, Hayleys Tours, Connaissance De Ceylon, Sri Lanka Express, Ceylon Tours Ltd, Yathra Travels, NKAR Travels and Tours (Pvt) Ltd, Eco Team, Lion Royal Tourism, Visit Lanka (Pvt) Ltd and Lanka Sportreizen also participated at the event.
A special Tea serving event was also conducted by the Sri Lanka Embassy in Paris with the association of Sri Lanka Tea Board on all four days of the fair.
Several visitors to the Sri Lanka pavilion expressed a keen interest in visiting Sri Lanka given the large number of outdoor activities available in the country all year round.