Tourism Minister of Sri Lanka, John Amaratunga, recently stated that Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe in a move to boost tourism is looking out for possibilities of offering visa-free entry to tourists from tourist-friendly countries.
For the said task, the Sri Lankan Prime Minister has even appointed a task force that will be working on the ground level. As this effort is all to boost tourism into boosting tourism in further regions with Liberation Tigers of Tamil and emerges it as one of the top destinations in Asia.
While India topped the list by registering a record number of arrivals in Sri Lanka at 206337, Chinese tourists followed at 136294.
All tourists to Sri Lanka must obtain an Electronic Travel Authorisation (ETA) cards before their arrival.
World Tourism Day (WTD) 2018 will shed light on how digital technology is transforming travel and tourism industry. By providing opportunities for innovation and preparing the sector for the future of work, celebrating this World Tourism Day, in Budapest, Hungary (27 September 2018).
The importance of digital technologies in the tourism industry. explains, advances including big data, artificial intelligence, and digital platforms, on the map of sustainable development. “We must better understand the growing economic, societal and environmental impacts of technology and innovation in tourism if our sector is to sustain continuous and inclusive growth in line with the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations,” states the WTD website.