Sancharaka Udawa 2013 was launched with a Press Conference held on Tuesday,
30th April, 2013 at SLITHM. Following are the highlights
The Sri Lanka Association of Inbound Tour Operators (SLAITO) together with Sril Lanka Tourism will organize Sancharaka Udawa 2013 a tourism products meet mart on 14th and 15th of June 2013 at the BMICH. This will be the 3rd consecutive year that Sancharaka Udawa is being held. The event will bring together a wide network of personnel across the industry. It is the only gathering of this nature in Sri Lanka - since its inception in 2011. The main objective of this event is to provide opportunities for those less exposed to mainstream tourism creating a platform for small and medium service providers to network and build vital links with the tour operators and enter the wider spectrum of the Tourism industry. The expected benefits of this endeavour will be a substantial increase in transportation related logistics, accommodation, and resource of persons with foreign language skills, and entertainment activities.For those intending to join or invest in the industry there will be many incentives. A few state banks will provide advice and also offer attractive interest rates on loans. An insurance company will also offer consultations on health and safety insurance related to tourism. This year the specialty will be that the event will be held on two days and will be opened to the industry and public on both days from 10.00 am to 06.00 pm. This year accommodation and service providers from South India and Maldives will also be invited to take part giving it an international flavor.