Jul 14, 2020

New industries identified for tourism promotion

Minister of Tourism and Aviation Prasanna Ranatunga says several new industries have been identified to be included in the tourism promotion plans of the new government.

The Minister said several industries have been identified for the programme in order to attract tourists.

Parks, religious places of importance, heritage sites, adventure sports, agriculture, forest attractions and indigenous Ayurveda are several industries.

The government hopes to generate an income of 10 million US dollars by increasing tourism arrivals in the country by seven million by the year 2025.

Minister Ranatunga said all steps needed are being taken in order to uplift the tourism industry that has been affected by the coronavirus pandemic.