The Editor cum Treasurer of Palestine Society for Tourist and Travel Agents (PSTTA), Ms. Suhaila Yousif presented a copy of the first issue of the Society’s publicity magazine to Dr. T. Jayasinghe, Representative of Sri Lanka in Palestine at the Sri Lanka Representative Office in Ramallah.
PSTTA is an active group of travel agents in Palestine that promotes tourism to all parts of the world including Sri Lanka.
The “Travel” magazine is an attractive publication with information on good travel destinations along with many travel tips.
On Sri Lanka the magazine states, “a teardrop-shaped island cast adrift in the Indian Ocean, Sri Lanka is filled with cultural and natural treasures. Indian, Portuguese, Dutch and British eras have all left their mark, making for a delightful mix of ancient cities, monuments and atmospheric colonial architecture. At the same time, palm-fringed beaches are never far away and mountainous greenery beckons inland. It’s clear to see why Marco Polo proclaimed Sri Lanka to be one of the best islands in the world”.
Last year a group of 11 travel agents were in Sri Lanka as guests of Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau and on their return they promoted a large number of groups and individuals to visit Sri Lanka.
This year, other than tourists, a number of officials visited Sri Lanka to attend seminars and workshops and to build trade relations. This month a group of 38 football players visited Sri Lanka on the invitation of Sri Lanka Football Association. Another group of musicians will also be visiting Sri Lanka this month and they are expected to perform in Jaffna and Colombo. They have been invited by the Sewa Lanka Foundation.