Lens on ‘Tourism for All’ in Colombo summit

Published on : Tuesday, October 18, 2016

UNWTO NEW logo_40Department of Economics, University of Colombo (UOC) organised the Tourism Leaders’ Summit and International Symposium on September 28 at the BMICH. Earlier, a forum on ‘Accessible Tourism and Sustainable Development for All’ was also held on September 19 at Lakshman Kadiragamar Institute, Colombo.

The UNWTO World Tourism Day was celebrated on ‘Tourism for All –  PromotingUniversal Accessibility’, while the International Research Symposium focused on
‘Integration and Networking of Sri Lanka Tourism Development for All’.

The chief guest was Minister of Tourism Development and Christian Religious Affairs,
Minister John Amarathunga, while the Guest of Honour was Chairman of Sri Lanka
Tourism, P. M. Withana.

In accordance with the World Tourism Day celebrations, the organising committee had
arranged several events in and around Colombo. The highlight of the summit was
presenting the Life Time Achievement Award, for the national contribution to tourism,
to H. M. S. Samaranayake, and the Excellence in Industry Award to P. M. Withana, for
his dedicated service to Sri Lankan tourism development.

The founder and coordinator of the Tourism and Hotel Management Studies program at
UOC, Dr. Suranga Silva, was presented an award for Academic Excellence for his
contribution and dedication to the area of tourism studies.

An Art competition, on the theme of ‘Envisioning Tourism through Unseen Visuals’, with
communities with disabilities, was held on September 17 at the Mount Lavinia Hotel.

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