Alain Clavel, Chairman and Frank Manin - Director of Antipodes Voyages of France arrived in Colombo to finalize the arrival of 5000 new guests to Sri Lanka during the coming months.
Mr. Clavel and Manin arrived as VIP guests at the Galadari hotel on Monday and were cordially welcomed by Sampath Siriwardena - General Manager of the Hotel along with Chandra Ediriweera of Ceylon Tours, the local partner of Antipodes Voyages of France
Antipodes Voyages recently signed an agreement with SriLankan Airlines to bring 5000 French tourists for the 2010/11 seasons. This contract ensures a Minimum of 120 French tourists each week on SriLankan airlines from Paris for a whole Year . All this was initiated by the Minister G.L.PIERIS, who had the initial meetings with Antipodes Voyages in September in Lyon and actively encouraged them to invest in Sri Lanka as a preferred tourist destination and to use Sri Lanka as a Tourist HUB for their operations in South EAST ASIA .The Management of Antipodes Voyages is here in Sri Lankan for a week, to have further discussions with the Ministerial authorities and others linked to the travel Industry.
Seen in the picture from left to right are as follows-: Frank Manin- Director of Antipodes Voyages, Lal Wijekulasooriya- Director Operations Ceylon Tours, Alain Clavel - Chairman of Antipodes Voyages , Sampath Siriwardena GM, Galadari Hotel, Chandra Ediriweera - Managing Director Ceylon Tours and Tima Lazarus - CEO Investor Services Asia.