- Published on Thursday, 06 December 2012 10:47
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Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau (SLTPB), under the visiting journalists programme, has fully sponsored the Chinese television channel Beijing TV to execute a documentary series on Sri Lanka Tourism Industry. Basil Rajapakse, Minister of Economic Development, has taken steps to meet the TV crew for a prospective discussion on the development of the industry of tourism in Sri Lanka. During this exclusive interview, the importance of China for the development of blooming industry of tourism in Sri Lanka, was widely discussed. .Bhashwara Gunarathna, the Chairman of Sri Lanka Tourism, also participated in the discussion.
At present, the filming of this documentary is being done in Sri Lanka, under the direction of Lan Tian (Director travel Programme) and with the support of Wang Xiaodong (Presenter) and WANG YANG as the Cameraman. Beijing TV and its viewership of 600 million people is definitely positive news to the blooming Tourism Industry in Sri Lanka.
During the tour in Sri Lanka , the Chinese crew will carry out filming in Pinnawala, Kandy, Nuwara Eliya, Southern Beaches, Heritage sites and Ayurveda with the objective of producing a highly popular programme - “Travel around the world”, which will be telecast over Beijing TV by the end of December, mid January and early February respectively.
Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau invites over 200 foreign Journalists to the island annually, with a view to promote Sri Lanka as a renowned destination among the travellers around the globe. As per this plan, arrangements have been made to invite 11 more journalists from the leading travel magazines and websites in China in the month of December this year.