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441 Australians cruise travellers in Pinnawala…

The new direction of the Sri Lanka tourism promotions bureau is generating strong results with 441 cruise travelers focussing on taking a one day excursion to Pinnawala elephant orphanage that netted in a 3.6 million rupees at the gate last week in the back drop of cruise tourism doubling in number and beating the number 8 destination source for Sri Lanka tourism the US market said Sri Lanka tourism in a communique. We don’t want just cruise ships to dock in Sri Lanka with just thirty percent or less travellers taking excursions but we want all excursion managers to promote our new products like the ‘ Open Range zoo, responsible whale watching or the only blow hole for Asia pacific, the monkey trail based on the Disney movie that is being staged in the US as we speak voiced Sri Lanka tourism chief Rohantha Athukorala. Together with the private sector we will make this segment a 100,000 within two years said Athukorala at the welcome ceremony.

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