Sri Lankan government to streamline all adventure tourism activities in the country
The Policy Development Office of Sri Lanka has reportedly said that steps are being taken to publicize regulations related to all adventure tourism activities in Sri Lanka.
According to reports, 10 advisory committees have been appointed for each field of the adventure tourism service to setup international standards.
As per the initiative taken by the Central Programme Management Unit of the Minister of National Policies and Economic Affairs with Sri Lanka Tourism, the project is reportedly being implemented by the Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA).
Regulations related to all adventure tourism activities and limitations to industry such as carrying capacity limitations, safety requirements, and minimum requirement for registration as an adventure tourism operator are to be publicized.
Ten consultative committees have also been appointed under the SLTDA for each adventure tourism segment which are divided into 10 fields such as land, water and air related activities.
The Policy Development Office has said, with the inputs from the experts in these committees, it is scheduled to develop and gazette the guidelines on adventure tourism by the Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority by March 2018.
The streamlining of adventure tourism activities by the government is a positive sign for the country’s tourism industry since it would open up more opportunities for investments, especially with foreign partners. The government is to also launch an aggressive international tourism promotion campaign next year targeting to boost the tourism industry in the country.
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