The residents of Poland and travel enthusisasts had the opportunity to visit the Colorful Consumer event, which promoted Sri Lanka Tourism from 31st May to 2nd June at Vistula Boulevards in the city of Warsaw, Poland . Visitors had a great chance to get familiar with the culture, oriental flavours and entertainment of Sri Lanka as an exotic island located in the Indian ocean.
Almost 10,000 residents of Warsaw took advantage of the first June sunny days and they visited the Colorful Emotions Zone on the Vistula Boulvards which promoted Sri Lanka as an interesting destination to travellers to spend their holiday.
At the Sri Lanka Consumer Show
There was plenty of various attractions organised for the visitors. The Ambassador for Sri Lanka in Poland, H E Mr. Wijerathne, together with Ms. Madubhani Perera, Director Marketing and Ms. Shirani Herath, Junior Manager and Travel and Trade representatives opened the event with the lighting of traditional oil lamp on the first day of the event (31st May) as a greeting gesture and an invitation to take part in the attractions prepared. The participants had a chance to taste the Ceylon tea which was served by Dilmah right througout all three days of the event. The general public of Warsaw had also an opportunity to see the performance of Sri Lankan dancers who flew from Milan that demonstrated a folkloristic show.
Ayurveda – the traditional natural medicine, which is over 5000 years, was also presented in the Zone by Siddhalepa Ayurveda resort with free relaxing foot massage. People visiting the Colorful Emotions Zone could also get an insight to healthy food with its explanation with live demostrations.
The Colorful Emotions Zone was designed with the usage of ecofriendly products and in coherence with Sri Lankan natural beauty.
Visitors enjoying at the venue
Travelers who took part in the event could hear Michal Cessanis of National Geographic Traveller, Kasia Wator, Agata Sklodowska, Michal Kosim and Marek Józefowski telling stories about their adventures in Sri Lanka. The travel bloggers ‘Podróz odbyta’ encouraged everyone to visit Sri Lanka and explore its wonders of nature. During the whole weekend the visitors could take part in yoga classes, magic tricks show, animations for children, wheel of fortune and engage in art workshops. Sri Lankan fashion designer organized a Batik fashion show on the stage. Siddhalepa Ayurveda and Anarva organized a special cooking classes with traditional food tasting. A contest was organised to ”Describe your dream holiday” and the Lucky winner was given away an air ticket with a tour package.
The crowd at the consumer promotion
Multiple companies were partners in the event including: Dilmah, Fadna, Siddhalepa Ayurveda and Anarva, Eco Love Lanka, LAKARCADE, Taste of Ceylon along with Tropical Asia Tours and E Turismo Lanka . There were many activities which were presented at the three day event entertaining the youngsters and families where they could spend some quality time together. Poland is a very fast growing market for Sri Lanka tourism. Every year , more than 20,000 people visit the island. This event was another opportunity to showcase the natural beauty and cultural values of Sri Lanka creating the much needed awareness of the country to the Polish Nationals.
A Sri Lankan dance troupe in action
SLTPB officials at the Sri Lanka stall
Yoga performances /another item of the fair
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