Whilst tourist arrivals from UK surged by 14.8%in Quarter 1, 2015 to 44,813 visitors, Sri Lanka Tourism bureau embarked on a unique promotion by partnering Rotary - United Kingdom and Ireland to host the 1st Sri Lanka worldwide President K. Ravindran at the Hilton Metropole Hotel (NEC) Birmingham. President of Rotary International in the UK & Ireland Mr Peter Davey, the current President of Rotary Mr Peter King was personally present at the event.
Rotary being the only service organization that has a permanent seat in the UN attracts the cream of the community in a country making it one of the most influential organizations. Which is why Sri Lanka Tourism struck a partnership with Rotary where we can make brand Sri Lanka a top of the mind destination given that for the 1st time a Sri Lankan has been voted into lead this powerful organization globally said Chairmam Sri Lanka Tourism Rohantha Athukorala.
Sri Lanka Tourism in the UK was given a very unique opportunity at Hilton Metropole Hotel to show our cultural diversity by having two cultural dance items to be performed at the Gala Dinner at Graphics depicting the diversity of the destination were on the background highlighting, culture, festivals, wildlife and scenic tea plantations.
Mr Peter L. Offer Rotary International Director in the UK commented that “the drummers and dancers were well received and the surprise on the walk in went so well. Thank you on behalf of the VIPs and the Rotary International UK & Ireland for the lovely gifts offered by Sri Lanka Tourism to the Presidents and the directors who were at the convention.
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