Tourism

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.

Sri Lanka’s Tourism Industry and the Foreign Ownership Debate

This article explores Sri Lanka’s foreign land ownership debate and how the right environment could benefit the country’s tourism industry.

Millions of Tourists, Millions of Opportunities

This article to mark the World Tourism Day 2015 highlights measures that Sri Lanka can take in order to harness the full range of opportunities in its booming tourism sector.

Getting Communities Involved in Sri Lanka’s Nature Tourism

Tourism-related community development in nature tourism should not be just about getting a few villagers to guide tourists, but must take a more meaningful and holistic approach, argues Kanchana Wickremasinghe

Forest Attraction: Can Sri Lanka use Ecotourism for Sustainable Forest Management?

Tucked away amidst a tea plantation and bordering the Deniyaya side of the Sinharaja Rainforest is a unique ecotourism venture that could hold valuable lessons on the future of forest-based ecotourism in Sri Lanka. Ecotourism based on natural forests has been receiving much attention recently and, in Sri Lanka, natural forests like Sinharaja are a key tourist attraction. Ecotourism, when planned and implemented based on its sustainable principles, can generate a number of economic and non-economic benefits. So what is Sri Lanka’s status in terms of forest-based ecotourism and how can we maximize the benefits that ecotourism can offer?