Sri Lanka’s Eastern Province tourism sector explores new avenues to develop industry
Tourism sector stakeholders in Sri Lanka’s Eastern Province are exploring new methods to increase the tourism industry in the area.
Accordingly, discussions have been held on ways and means of improving tourism in the Eastern Province, challenges faced and solutions to solve them. A discussion on this matter was held last month under the patronage of Eastern Province Tourist Bureau Chairman T. Harry Prathab. The discussion was held at the Batticaloa, Saththurukkondan training centre.
As tourism is a major foreign exchange earner to Sri Lanka ideas and suggestions to attract tourists to the Eastern Province and to renovate the various tourist centres in the Eastern Province were examined during the discussion, according to the Daily News.
General Manager of Eastern Province Tourist Bureau Dr. R.Gnanaseger and Members of the Director Board had outlined views on the tourism sector in the Eastern Province and made a field visit to develop and attract tourists to the Sallitivu beach in the Vakarai secretarial division.
Sri Lanka’s tourism industry was one of the fastest growing economic sectors in the country until the Covid 19 pandemic affected global travel. With the launch of a tourism pilot project last month and the Sri Lankan government’s decision to fully reopen airports by the 21st of this month, Sri Lanka’s tourism industry is already showing signs of a strong rebound. Sri Lanka has been listed as a must visit destination by several leading global travel publications and has received the safety and hygienic certification as well. These will definitely increase Sri Lanka’s attraction as a travel destination in the post Covid scenario. Foreign businesses/investors could therefore explore business/investment opportunities in Sri Lanka’s tourism industry.
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