‘Sancharaka Udawa’ on May 15, 16 at BMICH | Daily News


 

‘Sancharaka Udawa’ on May 15, 16 at BMICH

Imran Hassan, Managing Director of CDC Events & Travels, Mahen Kariyawasam, President of SLAITO, Nushani Ediriweera Dias, Chairperson of Sancharaka Udawa 2020, Prasad Daluwatta, Director Events of SLTPB, Nishad Wijetunga, Secretary of SLAITO and Nalin Jayasundera, Managing Director of Aitken Spence Travels at the event

Imran Hassan, Managing Director of CDC Events & Travels, Mahen Kariyawasam, President of SLAITO, Nushani Ediriweera Dias, Chairperson of Sancharaka Udawa 2020, Prasad Daluwatta, Director Events of SLTPB, Nishad Wijetunga, Secretary of SLAITO and Nalin Jayasundera, Managing Director of Aitken Spence Travels at the event

The 10th edition of the Sancharaka Udawa, Sri Lanka’s only travel and tourism exhibition will be held this year at the BMICH on 15 and 16 May said Sri Lanka Association of Inbound Tour Operators (SLAITO).

Designed to cater to both the B2B and B2C sectors of the industry, the two-day expo aims to provide exhibitors with an influential and robust platform for small, medium and large travel and tourism service providers to interact and build lasting connections with their respective target stakeholders, as well as to effectively engage with the relevant government authorities.

The organisers will be commemorating 10 years of Sancharaka Udawa this year, with an exhibition slated to be its biggest yet. Expecting to host more than 300 local and international exhibitors, the fair is estimated to attract over 10,000 trade and public visitors walking through its doors between 10am and 8pm on 15 and 16 May.

Chairperson of Sancharaka Udawa 2020 Nushani Ediriweera Dias, said, “For the past decade we have witnessed how Sancharaka Udawa has enhanced the industry by connecting operators with a large network of decision makers in each sector. It has become more important now than ever before that the various sectors of the industry work closely together to uplift Sri Lanka’s unique brand of hospitality.”

Key features of Sancharaka Udawa this year will include engagingtalks, seminars and networking sessions.

As testament to the good rapport between the industry and its relevant government authorities, stalls will be provided free-of-charge to the Department of Wildlife Conservation, Tourist Police, Central Cultural Fund,and others.

The universities of Colombo, Uva Wellassa, Kelaniya, Sabaragamuwa, and Rajarata have also been provided complimentary stalls, in order to encourage students pursuing careers in travel and tourism to partake in the exhibition and meet with industry professionals.

The fair will culminate with a gala fellowship dinner and an award ceremony with prizes meted out to the best and most innovative stalls.

In order to ensure the success of Sancharaka Udawa 2020, the organisers have scheduled an elaborate series of marketing and advertising campaigns as well as island-wide road shows to drum-up anticipation in the run-up to the event.

The event will provide the public a comprehensive first-hand insight into the tourism services and products available across the island.


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