SRI LANKA AT REISELIVSMESSEN - JANUARY 13 - 15TH 2017
The Embassy and Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau (SLTPB) coordinated Sri Lanka's participation at the Premier Trave Fair held in Oslo, "Reiselivsmessen 2017". Travel Agents from Sri Lanka were present at the colourful Sri Lanka Pavillion. The attractive Sri Lanka Pavillion drew rave reviews from many visitors who attened the Fair.
The tourist arrivals from Norway to Sri Lanka have shown an appreciable increase in 2016. The participation at Reiselivsmessen 2017 is expected to promote Sri Lanka as an attractive and enjoyable destination for tourists. The Embassy's promotional activities are targetted at increasing the tourist arrivals from Norway.
The Ambassador and Staff participated in the Thaipongal Day special prayers and celebrations held at the Sri Kanapathi Durga Kovil in Oslo.
Thaipongal is a Thanks giving Ceremony celebrated by the Tamil Hindu community in Sri Lanka.
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