|Sri Lanka seeks more Saudi tourists|
The Sri Lankan Embassy in Riyadh is aggressively promoting Sri Lanka as a tourist destination and plans to double Saudi tourist visits from 19,500 to 40,000 in the next three years.
The country plans to attract 100,000 Saudis over the long term said the country’s ambassador, Vadivel Krishnamoorthy, at the Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion symposium at the Faisaliah Hotel in the capital.
The event was held simultaneously in Jeddah and Dammam and sponsored by the Lankan mission in cooperation with the Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau and Sri Lankan Airlines.
More than 15 Sri Lankan travel agents and hoteliers displayed their products and services at an exhibition held concurrently with the conference.
Krishnamoorthy said the government’s goal is to attract 2.5 million tourists by 2016.