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‘World Tourism Day’ celebrations on 27th, 28th Sep

National Celebrations for the ‘World Tourism Day 2019’ is set to take place from the 27 to 28 September under the theme ‘Tourism and Jobs: a better future for all’, The Sri Lanka Tourism development Authority (SLTDA) announced.

World Tourism Day is commemorated each year on 27 September globally with the purpose of fostering awareness among the global community of tourism’s social, cultural, political and economic value.

The SLTDA along with 3 key institutions under the Sri Lanka Ministry of Tourism Development has organised a series of events to celebrate this year’s World Tourism Day in collaboration with University of Colombo.

“This year all National Tourists Organizations have got together with the objectives of showing the international community that Sri Lanka is safe and secure to travel and to show the local communities on how tourism can create many jobs and provide economic, social and cultural benefits.” SLTDA said in a press release.

Event Activities

  • Official Celebrations and Exhibition & Job fair at the Arcade Independence Square on 27 th September Opening of the newly refurbished Sulanka Bunglow in Bentota – the 1 st resort of Sri Lanka on 27 th September evening.
  • Regional World Tourism Day Celebrations in Arugambay on 28 th September in parallel to World Surf League (WSL) 2019
    Tourism Leaders’ Summit & International Tourism Research Conference at BMICH on 28 th  September by University of Colombo
  • A Food Street and Entertainment Programme will also take place at Arcade Independence Square on 27 th  and 28 th  September from 6.00 pm- 10.30 pm