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Indian, Sri Lankan travel agents hold successful B2B meetings

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Indian and Sri Lankan travel agents hold successful B2B meetings and panel discussions on Day 2, focusing on future progress of the Industry

Day 2 of TAAI 2023, India’s’ leading Travel and trade fair in collaboration with the Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau (SLTPB), who is the main sponsor of the event and co-partnered by SLAITO, continued its successful 3-day convention with day 2 including B2B sessions and a gala Sri Lankan themed dinner at Cinnamon Grand Colombo.

Around 450 representatives from the Indian travel trade participated in the meetings whereas 150 participants from the Sri Lankan Travel industry joined the occasion which ended up with a positive outcome, strengthening the economic and business partnerships between the two countries further.

Day 2 began with Jyoti Mayal, President TAAI, opening the session with the ‘’TAAI Talk ‘’giving a brief introduction to the event.

Afterwards it proceeded with a panel discussion themed ‘’India tourism Vision 2047 – A transformed landscape of experiences and connections’’ consisting of senior representatives of the Industry.

Thisum Jayasuriya, Chairman Sri Lanka Convention Bureau focused on SLCB’S potential and its way forward on MICE tourism and making Sri Lanka become one of the best MICE destinations.

The event also included another panel discussion between India’s leading Aviation companies and Sri Lankan Airlines and other aviation sector offices.

The discussion was themed as ‘’Sky is not the limit – The boundless potential of the skies’’.

The B2B sessions were mainly conducted for the local and Indian trade representatives, giving them an opportunity to expand their businesses and share trade information of both countries.

The Gala dinner which followed afterwards was graced by Speaker of parliament, Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena, as the chief guest and Minister of Tourism, Harin Fernando , along with other distinguished officials.

Thus day 2 of the TAAI Convention concluded on a positive note giving an opportunity for both Sri Lankan and Indian trade representatives to network, connect and share information to take back a positive message about Sri Lanka to the world.

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