Colombo, Sri Lanka – The 10th edition of Sancharaka Udawa, the annual tourism and travel exhibition organized by the Sri Lanka Association of Inbound Tour Operators (SLAITO), concluded successfully on May 19/20, 2023. Held at the BMICH in Colombo, the event provided a platform for small and medium tourism service providers to showcase their offerings and establish valuable connections.
With over 200 exhibitors and thousands of visitors, Sancharaka Udawa 2023 exceeded expectations, drawing praise from industry professionals and the public alike. The event played a significant role in rejuvenating Sri Lanka’s tourism industry, which has faced challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Sancharaka Udawa offered numerous benefits for participants, including increased exposure to potential customers and networking opportunities with tourism professionals. Exhibitors had the chance to showcase their products and services to a diverse audience, while also accessing government officials and decision-makers in the industry.
The theme of this year’s event, “Rejuvenating Sri Lanka’s Tourism Industry,” highlighted the resilience and determination of the sector. Sancharaka Udawa 2023 showcased the best of Sri Lanka’s tourism products and services, attracting attention and interest from both local and international visitors.
The exhibition featured a wide array of offerings, including hotels, resorts, adventure tourism, cultural experiences, and sustainable initiatives. Alongside the exhibition, attendees enjoyed seminars and workshops on various tourism-related topics, providing insights into industry trends and developments.
Cultural performances and entertainment added an element of excitement, allowing visitors to experience the rich heritage and traditions of Sri Lanka firsthand. The event also provided a gastronomic treat, with food and beverage stalls offering a tantalizing selection of traditional and modern Sri Lankan cuisine.
Sancharaka Udawa 2023 has not only provided a boost to Sri Lanka’s tourism industry but has also created a platform for future growth and collaboration. The event’s success signifies the resilience of the industry and its ability to adapt to challenging circumstances.
As Sancharaka Udawa continues to evolve and expand, it solidifies its position as Sri Lanka’s premier tourism exhibition, fostering partnerships and driving the country’s tourism sector forward. With each passing year, the event is set to attract more participants, contributing to the ongoing success and development of Sri Lanka’s tourism industry.