Under the UNWTO’s theme ‘Tourism and Jobs: A Better Future for All’ , Sri Lanka Tourism is all set to celebrate World Tourism Day 2019 as a two-day celebration.
With the recognition of the importance of this year’s theme, Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA), in association with Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau (SLTPB), Sri Lanka Convention Bureau (SLCB), and Sri Lanka Tourism Hotel and Management Institute (SLITHM), under the purview of the Tourism Development Ministry, has organised a two-day celebration in Colombo and Arugam Bay to draw public attention to the importance of this year’s theme to mark the global event.
The inauguration ceremony will be kicked off on 27 September at the Independence Arcade in Colombo followed by an exhibition, a job fair, food street and entertainment. In addition, the Tourism Study Program Department of Economics of the University of Colombo will hold its annual Tourism Leaders’ Summit (TLS) and International Tourism Research Conference (ITRC) themed ‘A way forward for Sustainable Tourism Development’ on 28 September at the BMICH to mark the global event, while an international surfing competition will also be held in Arugam Bay on the same day.
Fuethermore Amaratunga said that they were expecting a few UNWTO representatives in Colombo to conduct a Crisis Management Workshop coinciding with World Tourism Day celebrations.