The Embassy of Sri Lanka in France successfully attended a Sri Lanka tourism promotion awareness event on 04 October from 7.00 pm to 9.00pm in Paris organized by PONANT, a French cruise ship operating company and tour operator in France. The company was founded in 1988 and operates tourism cruise ships under the French flag.
The PONANT operates its tourism cruises to almost all regions in the World such as Africa, Middle East & Indian Ocean, Alaska, Antarctica, Asia, Atlantic Coast, Caribbean, Central America, North America, Northern Europe & Scandinavia, Ocean Voyages, Oceania & Pacific Islands, Red Sea, South America, The Arctic, the Mediterranean and Transatlantic.
The PONANT promotes Sri Lanka as a one of their destination in ASIA and this event was organized on the side lines of their proposed cruise journeys to Sri Lanka (Colombo, Galle and Trincomalee) in December 2022 and January 2023.
At the event, a detailed brief on Sri Lanka tourism was delivered in the French language. The presentation included Sri Lanka tourist attractions, bio diversity, wild, culture, authentic foods, festivals, tourism niche segments such as wedding tourism, international connectivity and domestic connectivity etc.
After the presentation, a cocktail event was organized where authentic Sri Lankan food such as Konda Kevum, Kokis, Paniwalalu, Mun Kevum and Sesame Rolls and Sri Lankan finger foods such as Patties, Rolls, Cutlets and Sandwiches were served to the invitees.
All invitees enjoyed the Ceylon tea that was served at the event. A display of Sri Lankan Organic and Specialty food items and Ceylon Tea, existing in French market, were available for purchase.
Over 30 French Nationals attended the event and and showed their interest to visit Sri Lanka.
Embassy of Sri Lanka
04 November, 2022