Sri Lanka tourism minister highlights red-tape as major challenge

Sri Lanka’s ambitious plans to develop its tourism sector are being held up by too much bureaucracy, according to the island’s Minister for Tourism, John Amaratunga. Speaking ahead of the inaugural Asia Hotel and Tourism Investment Conference (AHTIC) in Colombo, he told conference organisers Bench Events that, One of the biggest challenges is the bureaucracy. […]

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Sri Lanka announces plans for Tourism Development Zones

Sri Lanka has announced plans to attract tourists back to the ‘Pearl of the Indian Ocean’ with the launch of themed tourism development zones, a public-private sector initiative backed by the Ministry of Lands, the Ministry of Tourism and the Sri Lanka Tourism Club, a government-recognised group of industry leaders. More than eight ‘themed international […]

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WTCC Chairman to deliver keynote address at inaugural Asia Hotel and Tourism Investment Conference

Gerald Lawless, the chairman of the World Travel and Tourism Council, will deliver a keynote address on ‘Building a Tourism Destination’ at the inaugural Asia Hotel and Tourism Investment Conference (AHTIC). Lawless will share his expertise in building both Dubai as a destination as well as the luxury hospitality brand Jumeirah Group. Organised by Bench […]

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Hotelier Maldives partners with Asia Hotel and Tourism Investment Conference

Hotelier Maldives has become the media partner for the first Asia Hotel and Tourism Investment Conference (AHTIC) to be held at the Hilton Colombo in Sri Lanka from 27-29 November 2016. The conference, organised by Bench Events in partnership with the Sri Lanka Tourism Club (SLTC), will attract an international audience of senior figures and decision-makers […]