Sri Lanka to call for expressions of interest for two hotels near Mattala International Airport
The government of Sri Lanka is to call for expressions of interest (EOIs) to construct and operate two hotels in lands in close proximity to the Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport (MRIA). The proposal presented by Sri Lanka’s Tourism Minister Prasanna Ranatunga was approved by the Cabinet of Ministers last week.
The government has noted that there were only a few hotels in operation at present in the Hambantota District where MRIA is located although it is a major tourist destination. It was therefore decided that constructing hotels near the MRIA would attract more tourists.
Accordingly, two land plots have been identified as suitable for the project to the right of the terminal building of the airport.
The steady growth in Sri Lanka’s tourism industry has opened up many business opportunities in the industry. The increasing number of tourists to the country along with high numbers of business travellers to the country have opened up a host of new business/investment opportunities Sri Lanka’s leisure and hospitality sectors. Many international hospitality brands have expressed interest in investing in Sri Lanka. The increasing demand for hotels in tourist destinations poses lucrative business/investment opportunities given the growth in the tourism industry.
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