Hotels

So Sri Lanka; More like, So Where are all the Women in the Hotel Industry?

Despite its growing importance, women are highly underrepresented in Sri Lanka’s tourism sector, with females accounting for less than 10% of the workforce. Moreover, female enrollment in hotel schools in Sri Lanka is disturbingly low. These figures do not bode well in the context of a growing sector and the country’s already low female labour force participation rate. Within Sri Lanka’s hospitality sector, men are found to outnumber women in all occupational categories, except for Guest Relations and Front Office staff and Marketing functions. Thus, attracting more women into the sector will help to address the growing labour shortage, a crucial deterrent to the industry’s growth.

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.

Green Shine in New Star Ratings of Sri Lankan Hotels

This article explores the environmental, community and sustainability aspects of the new star rating system of registered hotels in Sri Lanka and how the hotels can benefit from this system.

Good Environmental Management Practices in the Hotel Industry in Sri Lanka: Determinants and Barriers

With the tourism sector in Sri Lanka recording remarkable growth, it is imperative to ensure that this growth is environmentally sustainable. Are hotels in Sri Lanka adopting good environmental management practices?