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About the Summit & Symposium

The much-anticipated Tourism Leaders’ Summit and International Research Symposium will be held for the third consecutive year on 03rd and 04th of October 2017 at BMICH. The event will see over 1000 industry leaders and revolutionary figures, including nearly 100 foreign delegates who are committed to making a change in the tourism industry, come together in one platform.

Tourism Study Programmes, Department of Economics, of University of Colombo (UoC) is dedicated to the development and expansion of the tourism industry in Sri Lanka. This resonates in the numerous events UoC has organized during the past years. One of its most successful ventures is the Tourism Leaders’ Summit and International Research Symposium, which is ignited by the alumni and students of Tourism Economics and Hospitality Management.

The Tourism Leaders’ Summit and International Research Symposium held under the timely theme ‘Sustainable Tourism for Development and Way Forward for Sri Lanka’ will serve as a vital platform to relaunch the face of Sri Lanka’s tourism industry. Other key themes that will be discussed during the Symposium include Social awareness, employment and poverty reduction, Resource efficiency, environmental protection and climate change, Cultural values, diversity and heritage; and Mutual understanding, peace and security.

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