Sri Lanka’s mission in Ankara hosted an extraordinary online safari tour.
Located around 5,700 kilometersfrom Turkey, Sri Lanka is one of the top tourist destinations in the region.
Thanks to its breathtaking natural landscapes and lush jungles, the country was named Asia’s Leading Adventure Tourism Destination earlier this year by the 2020 World Travel Award.
As the country does not accept international visitors due to the pandemic, the Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau organized the ‘Go on a Couch Safari’ online live streaming event to give a test of viewing its wide varieties of wildlife.
“Explore the natural wonder of Sri Lanka’s national parks. Step into the breathtaking plains and lush jungles of the island without moving from the comfort of your sitting room,” said the bureau on its website about the tour.
The embassy in Ankara hosted Turkish journalists, travel writers and tourism agencies in the event, maintaining coronavirus rules.
Speaking to guests after the event, Ambassador Mohamed Rizvi Hassen said: “We have tremendous potential in the tourism and business sector.”
He also noted that the aim of this event was to introduce those opportunities to Turkish people.