HRAWI’s 18th regional convention to be held at Sri Lanka

Chamari Rodrigo, Consul General of Sri Lanka with HRAWI’s convention chairman, Dinesh Advani; president, Dilip Datwani; senior VP, Gurbaxish Singh Kohli and Secretary General, Aspi Nallaseth.

The Hotel and Restaurant Association of Western India (HRAWI) spelled out the details of its upcoming 18th regional convention, which will be held in Sri Lanka from 27th to 30th June, 2018. It will be the association’s first regional convention to be held outside of the country. Ms Chamari Rodrigo, the consul general of Sri Lanka was the Chief Guest for the evening when the announcement was made.

HRAWI’s convention will be participated by policy makers, international government representatives and investors and will help them learn to adapt to evolving market trends. Themed ‘Surfing The Wave Of Global Tourism’, the convention’s objective is to explore new avenues in global culinary, including emerging restaurant trends in Sri Lankan cuisine and the influence of food and travel bloggers in hospitality.

“From exotic wildlife to delicious food and a serene coastline to amazing shopping, Sri Lanka is a traveller’s paradise destination. While the objective of the convention is to familiarise and update our fraternity with global tourism trends and best practices, we want to also learn and take home the ways and charms of Sri Lankan hospitality,” said Dilip Datwani, president, HRAWI.

Kumar De Silva, chairman, Sri Lanka Convention Bureau, Sanath Ukwatte, president of Hotel Association of Sri Lanka, Aravinda De Silva, deputy chairman, Ideal Motors, John Amaratunga, Minister of Tourism Development and Christian Religious Affairs and Taranjit Singh Sandhu, high commissioner, High Commission of India will be present at the opening evening at the convention.

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