The Alumni Association of Tourism Economics and Hospitality Management (AATHEM) and the Students of the Tourism Study Programmes of the Department of Economics, University of Colombo is organizing the 5th Consecutive Tourism Leaders’ Summit (TLS) and International Tourism Research Conference (ITRC) in parallel to the official celebration of UNWTO World Tourism Day in Sri Lanka as national event in partnering with the Ministry of Tourism Development and Christian Religious Affairs together with key stakeholders of Sri Lanka Tourism will be organized on 4th and 5th Oct 2018 at the BMICH-Colombo. It is expected to receive the highest state and international recognition for this summit and conference.
Tourism Leaders’ Summit and International Research Symposium which is part of the official World Tourism Day events held in Sri Lanka from 2015. Tourism Leaders’ Summit and International Research Symposium 2017 was privileged to have His Excellency the President Maithreepala Sirisena as the Chief guest for 3rd Summit in 2017.
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Integration of Global Value Chains for Sustainable Tourism Development
Inclusiveness, Coopetition and Innovation
Consequently, the comparative and comprehensive analysis on the application of current tourism strategies in Sri Lanka, more specifically "Tourism Strategic Plan (2017-2020) – A Story of Untapped Potential" will be carried out with the contribution of industry practitioners, public policy-makers, community organizations, international experts and eminent academics/researchers, under the guidelines of achieving the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.
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Approximately 1500-1600 participants of :
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