Seminar on “One Billion Tourists, One Billion Opportunities

The World Tourism Day 2015 was marked under the theme ‘The World Tourism – One Billion Tourists, One Billion Opportunities’. The Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA) organized a seminar under the theme to mark the day, where IPS Executive Director, Dr. Saman Kelegama delivered the keynote address. Addressing the gathering on the topic ‘One Billion Tourists: One Billion Opportunities – Contextualizing Sri Lanka’, Dr. Kelegama highlighted actions for accommodating expanding tourism, tourism opportunities for economic growth and creating an enabling environment. He stressed the importance of “taking the 2015 theme beyond an individual tourist to the country as a whole”.

The event was held at the Sri Lanka Institute of Tourism & Hospitality Management (SLITHM) premises under the patronage of Hon. John Amaratunga, Minister of Tourism & Christian Religious Affairs and senior officials of the Ministry.

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One Billion Tourists: One Billion Opportunities – Contextualizing Sri Lanka   
Saman Kelegama