TOURISM MINISTER BRIEFED ON UN WORLD TOURISM DAY CELEBRATIONS
Organisers of the Tourism Leaders’ Summit met Minister of Tourism Development John Amaratunga, officials of the ministry and Sri Lanka Tourism to brief on the United Nation’s World Tourism Day celebrations. The Tourism Leaders’ Summit is an annual event organised by the Alumni Association of Tourism Economics and Hospitality Management (ATEHM) of the University of Colombo to coincide with UNWTO celebrations. Started in 2014, it has become a well-accepted event by the industry, recognised as the main event that coincides with UN World Tourism Day. ‘Sustainable Tourism for Development – Way Forward for Sri Lanka’ is the theme this year – a combination of the global theme and the Sri Lankan context.