Tourism
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Fuelling Sri Lanka’s Tourism Sector to Achieve SDGs

In Sri Lanka, the tourism sector boasts of a vast potential to reach economic growth targets. It can also help achieve all 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). As such, this blog discusses some of the ways in which tourism could make useful contributions towards reducing poverty and inequality, conserving the environment, improving water and sanitation, and promoting public-private partnerships.

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Spiraling Growth of Accommodation in the Informal Sector: Bane or Boon of Sri Lanka’s Tourism?

Tourism is the third largest revenue earner for Sri Lanka, accounting for US$ 3.5 billion in 2016. With the rise of informal accommodation, there have been both challenges and opportunities in the industry. This blog argues that registering and regulating the informal sector is necessary to create a level playing field in the industry, to maintain standards, and to encourage small service providers.

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Measuring Sri Lanka’s Sustainable Tourism: Missing Piece of the Puzzle

In the spirit of World Tourism Day on 27 September 2017, this article looks at how measuring sustainable tourism can help policymakers and industry stakeholders to make information-based, effective decisions. It argues that the adoption of sustainable tourism indicators in a sensible manner lowers the costs associated with inappropriate tourism policy interventions. However, the development of a technically-sound and meaningful set of indicators in itself is a challenging task for Sri Lanka.

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Intellectual Property Rights as a Tool for Enhancing Ecotourism in Sri Lanka

This article highlights how Intellectual Property Rights can be used as a tool to support the development of the Tourism Industry and its subsector ecotourism.

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Making Sri Lankan Tourism Accessible for All

Marking World Tourism Day 2016, this article highlights the importance of Sri Lanka to promote accessible tourism to discover possible economic potentials of its emerging tourism market.

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