Sri Lanka tourism joins hands with the world to fight against terrorism

Published on : Friday, May 3, 2019

The Sri Lanka tourism industry stands in unity with the rest of the world to fight against terrorism; in spite of recent unfortunate blasts, the island nation needs to move forward with resilience to restore faith of tourists in its beautiful island home and the warm hospitality which is the heart of the Sri Lankan way of life.


Sri Lanka Tourism has taken measures for ensuring the safety and security of tourists, outlining strategic plans to rebuild tourism stakeholder confidence and ensuring vital recovery of the tourism industry that supports one in 10 families in the country.


“Sri Lankan’s are among the most warm and nurturing people on earth, when guests arrive on our shore’s they become family,” said Kishu Gomes, Chairman Sri Lanka Tourism.


Gomes said that it is important to evaluate emergency response protocol in the immediate aftermath of the attacks. Emergency response protocols have been rolled out; trained teams have been deployed to the affected hotels, and all hospitals and the airport have been given that security measure to ensure that all tourists directly affected by the attacks received all the care, attention and assistance that they needed.


Tourists already in country and those scheduled to arrive in the hours and days following the attacks are also being prioritized.


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